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Marissa Kim, Managing Partner

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Richard D. Titus, Managing Partner


RICHARD D TITUS, MANAGING PARTNER

Named one of the Wired 100, serial entrepreneur and CEO Titus is an experienced Blockchain investor who's recent Blockchain advisory clients include  LOCI, Blockchain Terminal, MetaCert, OMEGA ONE, PILLAR, HIVE - PROJECT, PO.ETADEX and SCIENCE.  In addition to co-founding ARK, a company dedicated to the blockchain and advising companies on fundraising and go-to-market, Richard has previously (co-) founded +12 firms, including agency giants Razorfish(LA) and Schematic (Possible).  His last start-up, Prompt.ly, founded in 2013 was sold in 2016 to Breezeworks, his fifth exit in a row. Until February 2017, Richard served as Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics in Korea, consumer experience for the global consumer electronics business.

Richard previously held senior leadership roles at the British Broadcasting Corporation (Future Media Controller) where he launched iPlayer and the BBC mobile service and subsequently served as CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital the digital holding company of DMGT (the Daily Mail).  Titus has a passion for technology & innovation. He lives in California with his two children.


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Titus has a passion for technology & innovation. Named one of the Wired 100, serial entrepreneur and CEO, Titus, is an experienced Blockchain investor and an active advisor who's recently completed token sales include: AdEx, OMEGA ONE, PILLAR, HIVE PROJECT, LOCI, PO.ETSCIENCE. His current ICO’s include 22X, Menlo OneMetaCertBlockchain TerminalOMEGA ONE and GUARDIAN CIRCLE. In addition to co-founding ARK Advisors, a company dedicated to advising companies on blockchain, fundraising and go-to-market strategy, Titus has (co-) founded +11 firms, including Razorfish, Schematic & Videoplaza. His previous start-up, Prompt.ly, founded in 2013, was sold to Breezeworks in 2016, his fifth exit in a row. Until February 2017, Titus led global consumer product experience for Samsung Electronics in South Korea. He and business partner, Marissa Kim, co-founded ARK in 2017 to focus on advising companies on the blockchain, business strategy and tokenization.

He currently lives in the San Francisco with his two children.

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MARISSA KIM, MANAGING PARTNER

Marissa is a securities and capital markets lawyer focused on helping innovators in the blockchain and crypto ecosystem launch, raise capital and navigate and influence the regulatory landscape. 

Previously, she represented major financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of public and private company transactional practice, focusing corporate finance, public and private offerings of stock, M&A and the formation of hedge and PE funds at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in New York City.

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CATHERINE BROWN, CHIEF OF STAFF

At fifteen, Catherine discovered the executive assistance career path. Today, she holds over nineteen years of experience and has assisted celebrities, politicians and CEOs across a multitude of industries. She knows the MVP of every team is always one physical step behind the VIP and five mental steps ahead of everyone, and it is this intimate industry experience that drives the vision and holds ARK together.

Prior to joining ARK, Catherine founded EM - a matchmaking service for c-suite executives and assistants. She is a graduate of the George Washington University where she earned a bachelor's degree in conflict mediation and national security. She is also a certified personality analyst focused on leadership and organizational behavior, a female founder-focused start-up advisor and a yoga instructor.

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MATTHEW BURGESS, PARTNER

Matthew is an entrepreneur, marketer, investor, crypto-enthusiast, husband, father and surfer-in-training. 

Prior to joining ARK, Matthew founded Creatalytics Digital Marketing - a boutique marketing agency focused on identifying powerful thought-leaders, platforms, technologies and projects, and amplifying messaging to accelerate business growth. 

In blockchain, crypto assets and distributed applications, Matthew also founded Blockchain Disruption Fund to invest in companies, DLT projects and ICOs. Matthew is an LP in Blockchain Capital and has worked with a variety of projects, including: WAX Token, BlockVEE, FileCoin, Sensay, Abra, BitAccess, BitGo, Bitnet, BitPagos, BitPesa, Blade Financial, BlockStream, Case, ChangeCoin, ChangeTrip, expresscoin, Factum, Filament, Gem, Gems, GoCoin, Koinify, Kraken, LedgerX, PeerNova, Tether, ZenBox+.

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BIANCA BEATTY, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS

Bianca is a highly skilled and motivated full-stack marketing professional with over eight years of experience in e-commerce, start-ups and software applications. Her passions include bringing a dynamic and versatile outlook on content strategy with developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic, cultivating leads for growth, and designing and implementing content strategy to drive community participation and leadership.

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