Charles Hoskinson is a popular American entrepreneur who is a co-founder of the blockchain engineering company Input Output Global, Inc. (previously IOHK). He is also a founder of the Cardano blockchain platform. Charles was also a co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain platform. In 2013, Charles left a consulting job to start a project called the Bitcoin Education Project. As per Charles, the limited supply makes Bitcoin like a digital form of gold. Cardano logo, a cryptocurrency developed by Charles’ company, IOHK.
Gavin Wood (Full Name: Gavin James Wood) is a popular English computer scientist, a co-founder of Ethereum, and the creator of Polkadot and Kusama. Prior to working on Ethereum, he was a research scientist at Microsoft. Gavin was one of the founders of the Ethereum blockchain, which he has regarded as “one computer for the entire planet,” alongside Vitalik Buterin, Charles Hoskinson, Anthony Di Iorio, and Joseph Lubin from 2013–2014.
Ted Leonsis is a well-known American businessman and investor. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. Before, he was a senior executive with America Online (AOL). Leonsis is also a founding member and investor in the Revolution Growth Fund and has investments in FedBid, Resonate Insights, Optoro, and CustomInk. In addition, he founded and chaired SnagFilms, which produced the documentary film Nanking.
Pete Buttigieg ( Full Name: Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg) is a popular American politician and retired naval officer who is now the 19th United States Secretary of Transportation. A member of the Democratic Party, Pete was the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 until 2020, which earned him the nickname “Mayor Pete”. From 2009 through 2017, he worked as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant. Pete was mobilized and deployed to the War in Afghanistan for seven months in 2014.
Ben Carson Jr ( Full Name: Benjamin Carson Jr.) is a prominent American businessman. Currently, he works at FVLCRUM Funds based in Washington, D.C. as a Co-Founder and Partner. Prior to founding FVLCRUM, Ben served at The Warner Companies as an Executive Vice President.
Jeb Bush ( Full Name: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush) is a popular American politician and businessman who worked as the 43rd governor of Florida from 1999 until 2007. Currently, Jeb is the President of the consulting firm Jeb Bush and Associates and a Senior Advisor to Barclays Capital. He is also the founder and Chair of ExcelinEd. One of the Bush political family, he was an unsuccessful candidate for president of the United States in the 2016 Republican primaries. In 1980, he moved to Florida and pursued a career in real estate development. In 1986, Jeb became Florida’s Secretary of Commerce.
Michael Eisner ( Full Name: Michael Dammann Eisner) is a prominent American businessman, author, and previous chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company (September 1994 – September 2005). Prior to Disney, he was president of rival film studio Paramount Pictures from 1976 to 1984 and had brief stints at the major television networks ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Jeffrey Katzenberg is a well-known American film producer and media proprietor. He served as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994. He then became co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation. Katzenberg is the founder of WndrCo and was the founder of Quibi. In addition, Quibi which was a defunct short-form mobile video platform lost $1.35 billion in seven months.
Carly Fiorina ( Full Name: Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina) is a popular American businesswoman and politician who is the chair and CEO of Carly Fiorina Enterprises, a business and charitable foundation. She also works as a chair of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Carly is also the Chairman of Unlocking Potential. Previously, Carly worked as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Hewlett-Packard (HP) from 1999 until 2005. She was the first woman to lead a Fortune Top-20 company.
Meg Whitman ( Full Name: Margaret Cushing Whitman) is a prominent American politician, diplomat, and business executive. She has served as the United States ambassador to Kenya since 2022. From 1998 to 2008, Meg was president and chief executive officer (CEO) of eBay. During the company’s major split, she became president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise from 2011 to 2015.