Instigator @ Instigation Protocol decentralizing the internet.
As Instigation Protocol’s Chief Instigator, Faris focuses on go to market execution and product market fit for decentralized solutions within the Web3 space and enterprise. He as worked with hundreds of blockchain companies and venture funds on innovations across the industry including metaverse applications, data marketplaces, self sovereign identity, mobility, smart cities, venture capital, central bank digital currencies, digital asset mining, and various defi applications. He recently founded CryptoCoach, where he supports talent transition into the decentralized workforce to support adoption of Web3.
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Apr 2021 - Present
ZeroSwap is a decentralized launchpad and DEX aggregator crowdfunding early stage decentralized startups and creating interoperability between established Defi protocols.
Feb 2021 - Present
Blockchain Founders Fund
Jul 2019 - Present
SXSW Pitch Advisory Board
I help elevate startups doing amazingness in blockchain and smart cities so they can tell a panel of expert judges what the future will look like, welcome VC funding, and grab some tacos (vegan encouraged) while in Austin at SXSW.
Mar 2019 - Present
Acceleration Committee Advisor
Feb 2019 - Present
Singapore's first Government backed accelerator. Asia's most promising blockchain startups and industry partners co-creating to transform cities, together.
Oct 2018 - Present
Our specialized and proven process blends business development with storytelling and human psychology to create commercial deals between blockchain companies and enterprise. We incite change within organizations looking to lead the way with technology, greater value distribution, and innovative thinking through pairing them with blockchain technology companies who have a different way of maximizing investment with all stakeholders (users, investors, partners, etc.) By creating a compelling narrative (and sometimes products), we help blockchain companies transition from an overly technical story shared with insular and often limited audiences, to finding applications for the technology that are connected to large opportunities, including, but not limited to: - Deals - Revenue generating Proof-of-concept - Integrations -Investments
Jan 2018 - Present
Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development
Blockchain for Impact- Smart City Commissioner
Blockchain for Impact (BFI), a collaborative convening, advocacy and action platform designed to serve the growing community of conscious leadership reflecting the full breadth of the global blockchain ecosystem. BFI members are invited to participate in an exciting series of impact-oriented events and task forces designed to deliver profound and positive social impact around the world unlocking blockchain's transformative potential.
Jan 2017 - Present
Advise various early stage crypto solutions, with a particular focus on metaverse and defi applications.
Jun 2020 - Apr 2021
ShareRing a blockchain technology company focused on the sharing economy and travel. Our focus is on expanding ShareRing’s e-visa on arrival product to respond to COVID-19 specific demand from airlines, airport authorities, and tourism ministries to re-open tourism to reemerge in a safe and trusted manner, putting user privacy at the forefront.
Nov 2019 - Apr 2021
Streamr helps users monetize the data they create in real time. Instigation Protocol is currently focused on implementing Streamr’s technology within several telecoms.
Oct 2019 - Jan 2021
Aug 2018 - Apr 2019
AI powered content platform decentralizing the way we produce, consume, and reward content on the Internet.
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
Vice President Corporate Development/ Chief Instigator
DigitalTown is a blockchain based smart city platform that helps people search, connect, and transact with local merchants as well as each other to keep more money in local economies. Be local, anywhere.
Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
Business Development Manager
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design, and technology for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. Our work is concentrated in the areas of urban environments, transportation, and energy enhancing the human experience.
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Responsible for research required for new business development to be used by lead strategists while pitching Brand Union services to prospective clients Created and managed industry insights and opportunity reports which served to identify key issues, unique market attributes and industry trends that would support formulation of recommendations utilized by lead strategists during client presentations
Sep 2006 - Aug 2007
2007 - 2009
2002 - 2006
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of Science, Marketing Managment
The Life of Faris Oweis
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD