ABOUT US

SparkLabs Cyber + Blockchain accelerator is located in Washington D.C., which is one of the world's top cybersecurity ecosystems. Along with D.C.'s strengths, SparkLabs is bringing its global network and experience of investing in over 200 startups across six continents to this new global accelerator program.

This program will focus on two industry verticals: cybersecurity and blockchain. Both will have more of an enterprise bent, but we will be looking for innovations across the spectrum.

THE TEAM

Ray Ozzie


[Advisor]

Founder & CEO of Clear
Michael Crow


[Advisor]

President of Arizona State University
Charlie Lee


[Advisor]

Creator of Litecoin
Richard A. DeMillo


[Advisor]

Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities
Eric Ly


[Advisor]

Co-founder & CEO of Hub
Brian Park


[Co-founder & Managing Partner at SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain]

Mike Bott


[Co-founder & Managing Partner at SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain]

Rob DeMillo


[Partner at SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain]

Frank Meehan


[Partner at SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain]

Monique Morrow


[Venture Partner]

Co-founder & President of the Humanized Internet
Ryan Selkis


[Venture Partner]

CEO of Messari
Samson Mow


[Venture Partner]

CSO at Blockstream & Founder & CEO at Pixelmatic
Andrew Lee


[Venture Partner]

Co-founder of Handshake.org



Meet our top-tier global mentors from cybersecurity and blockchain ecosystem.

MENTORS

Jason Hsu


[Mentor]

Legislator at-large from Taiwan
Teymour Farman-Farmaian



[Mentor]

SVP & Head of U.S. at Xapo
San Eng


[Mentor]

Founder & Partner of Digital Alchemy Holdings
Chenxi Wang


[Mentor]

Managing General Partner at Rain Capital
John Matherly


[Mentor]

Founder of Shodan
Edward Lee


[Mentor]

Director of LINE Tech Plus & Product Head for BITBOX
Galina Antova


[Mentor]

Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer at Claroty
Robert Schwentker


[Mentor]

Founding President & Chief Operator at Blockchain University
Elliot Han


[Mentor]

Chief Operating Officer at Passport
Ian Lee


[Mentor]

Venture Fund Lead of IDEO CoLab Ventures
Natalie Deng


[Mentor]

Business Development Director at Qtum Foundation
Dee Dee
Helfenstein



[Mentor]

Sr. Vice President for Booz Allen Hamilton
Charles Gold


[Mentor]

Principle Advisor for C. Gold Strategic Marketing
Victoria
Tori Adams



[Mentor]

Principal of ConsenSys Civic
(US Government Programs)
Scott Sanders



[Mentor]

CEO of 5nine
Zeki Mokhtarzada



[Mentor]

Co-founder of Webs
Marc Shedroff


[Mentor]

VP & Global Product Partnerships at Twitter
Eric Yuan


[Mentor]

SVP of Business Development for ICONIZ
John Wise



[Mentor]

CEO of Loci
Jonathan Charles


[Mentor]

Principal of Samsung Catalyst Fund
Kelly Nguyen


[Mentor]

Co-founder & CEO of IDLogiq
Brian Hoffman


[Mentor]

CEO & Co-founder of OB1
Isaac Rockett


[Mentor]

VP of Operations at London Trust Media
Steve Chen


[Mentor]

CEO of PFP Cybersecurity, Investor at Blu Ventures
Teddy Zee


[Mentor]

Producer & Entertainment, Media & Technology Executive
Donnie Yancey


[Mentor]

Chief Revenue Officer at X-Moda Social
Martin McKeay


[Mentor]

Senior Security Advocate at Akamai
Sinhae Lee


[Mentor]

Partner at GBIC
Sabrina Tachdjian


[Mentor]

Head of Investments at Unblock
Brian McMahon


[Mentor]

President of Platforms & Data at Fractal Industries
Ann Greenberg


[Mentor]

Founder: ION, Gracenote, Sceneplay & Hugging Company
Chris Eberle


[Mentor]

Co-founder & COO at Swarm.fund
Edgar Seah


[Mentor]

Head of Asia Pacific Region at Hedera Hashgraph & Swirlds
Phil Zamani


[Mentor]

Chairman of the board at Aergo
Bob Dinkel


[Mentor]

Managing Director at Pierce Capital Partners
Frank Schuil


[Mentor]

CEO & Co-founder of Safello
Steve Chen


[Mentor]

Founder of Modernist
Anna-Marie Wascher


[Mentor]

CEO & founder of Flat World Partners
Wayne Chiang


[Mentor]

Co-founder at ThreatQuotient
Jacob Farber


[Mentor]

Partner at Ouroboros LLP
Erica Kang


[Mentor]

Founder & CEO at KryptoSeoul
Ted Kim


[Mentor]

Chief Executive Officer at London Trust Media & Private Internet Access
Yanqi Zhang


[Mentor]

Co-founder & COO of Ofo
Ana De Sousa


[Mentor]

Head of Advisory at FalconX
Terrence Berland


[Mentor]

Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners LLC
Peter Luce


[Mentor]

Founder of Ouroboros LLP
Jeremy Tunnell


[Mentor]

Co-founder of Thumbtack
Jamie Finn


[Mentor]

Co-founder & President of Securitize
Mike Del Ponte



[Mentor]

Founder of Soma
Dmitry Dain


[Mentor]

Co-founder & CTO at Virgil Security
Rujul Zaparde


[Mentor]

Product Manager of Trips at Airbnb
Chul Yim


[Mentor]

Head of SLED & Public Healthcare at Zimperium
Rohit Kinra


[Mentor]

Director of Product Management at Verisign
Jay Eum


[Mentor]

Co-founder & Managing Director at Translink Capital
Andy Cipra


[Mentor]

CCO & CMO at Safe Rx
Anthony Nicalo


[Mentor]

Co-founder of Finhaven
Michael W. Wellman


[Mentor]

CEO & founder at Virgil Security
Steven Kim


[Mentor]

Senior Director, Products & Innovation at SAP
Junya Hirano


[Mentor]

Co-Founder at HashHub
Elena V Elkina


[Mentor]

Co-founder and Partner at Aleada Consulting

Program

SparkLabs Cyber + Blockchain will run a 4-month accelerator program for seed to early-stage startups twice a year. The accelerator will invest $50,000 in all startups in exchange for up to 6% equity.

Each startup gets matched with 2 to 4 mentors. We consider our global mentors to be our greatest asset, and believe that our startups will grow exponentially through our regular sessions with our world-class mentors and various partners across the SparkLabs ecosystem.

Our first batch will start in March 2019, and applications will begin in January 2019.
Please contact us at brian@sparklabscyber.com for any inquiries.