CONTRIBUTORS

We are a global team of creators working towards one shared vision -helping artists understand and create value in Web3.

CORE CONTRIBUTORS

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SAM CUTRI

A music professional and a Master of Education, Sam is now a leader in Web3 and Blockchain technologies that will reshape the music industry.

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SAM CUTRI

Sam has been internationally nominated and won best score for his film and animation compositions. He has performed at international festivals, produced award winning artists, and served as a board member for WAM. Sam has developed and delivered music technology courses at WAAPA and SAE, and has managed the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy for Indigenous youth. Leveraging his extensive music and technology knowledge Sam co-founded Ocean Floor Music in 2020.

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CLINT ARTHUR

A proven business director and passionate muso, Clint has worked with three top 100 ASX multinational companies for over 16 years, across Australia and Asia.

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CLINT ARTHUR

As a bassist Clint played over 300 gigs in seven years, recording an original studio album before transitioning to the corporate world. Senior executive positions in sales, marketing, operations and digital transformation followed, where he managed teams of over 1000 staff. A proven leader in driving rapid growth with blue ocean strategy, Clint is now harnessing his experience and passion for music to drive change in the music industry as co-founder of Ocean Floor Music.

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NAVEEN KUMAR

A technology expert with extensive experience in blockchain, finance and E-Commerce domains.

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NAVEEN KUMAR

Naveen worked as Vice President (Technology) at Morgan Stanley and has over a decade of proven experience in designing and developing complex enterprise-grade applications. Naveen is heading up multiple projects at Ocean Floor Music, including architecting platforms and blockchain development.

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MOHIT SIROHI

A trusted digital transformation strategist with expertise in the blockchain and analytics space, Mohit draws on many years of global experience.

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MOHIT SIROHI

With proven leadership experience, he has worked as a consultant to leading technology companies in their most crucial decisions. Mohit leverages resources, capabilities and relationships to transform enterprises and design scalable technical roadmaps. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay).

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ANNA LEE-RENWICK

A razor-sharp business leader with an enviable track record for architecting business digitisation for almost 20 years.

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ANNA LEE-RENWICK

Anna’s passion for helping organisations solve business challenges through technology led her to co-found Hatchd in 2010. She has been instrumental in leading a variety of well funded start-ups and ASX listed organisations to create and launch disruptive software products globally. In 2019 Anna co-founded The Nest Venture Studio, to help founders rapidly scale their business and software.

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MARC LOVERIDGE

Seasoned vet of the Australian digital industry with a 20 year history of building teams to deliver major Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 communities.

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MARC LOVERIDGE

Current teams include leading Australian mobile dev team Adapptor and digital product studio, Hatchd. Also co-founder of digital venture studio, The Nest.

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SOPHIE AMAT

A finance and crypto analyst, Sophie has more than 20 years experience in the New Zealand and London traditional banking and finance sectors.

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SOPHIE AMAT

Active in the crypto markets since 2014, as co-founder of WhereToShopWithCrypto, Sophie has assisted over 40 merchants in WA accept crypto payment systems. An NFT entrepreneur, coach, public speaker and regular contributor to The Capital Magazine, Sophie is the financial and crypto analyst for Ocean Floor Music.

Sophie also co-owned a successful property rental business in Auckland and France for 15 years.


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Kieren S-R

KIEREN S-R

A passionate blockchain expert with a love for music and creative arts, Kieren brings a knowledge and experience in community building, tokenomics and security.

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KIEREN S-R

Kieren's had his finger on the pulse of the market for the last five years and has closely followed the evolution of the Web3 industry. He's the creator of several educational resources for online communities in DeFi, Equities Trading and Web3. Kieren is a strong believer that a brighter future for humanity can be achieved with continued education and adoption of decentralised technology.

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Vanessa Lee-Ah Mat

VANESSA LEE-AH MAT

A First Nations Australian, Vanessa has 25+ yrs experience in brokering relationships between cultural hierarchies to ensure transparent and respectful cultural governance.

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VANESSA LEE-AH MAT

Creating suicide prevention apps, policy and projects. Vanessa maintains collaborative leadership in connecting First Peoples culture with physical organisations and virtual worlds through digital technologies in the Metaverse and Web 3.

In 2005, Vanessa received an Australian Government award for Outstanding Citizen in the Torres Strait for leadership in environmental collective impact, and in 2021, the Griffith University First People’s, Health Alumnus Award for leadership creating social change for indigenous people globally.

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AYSHA AMANI

A veteran of the live music sector and a qualified arts management consultant with over 20 years of music industry experience.

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AYSHA AMANI

Qualified in music, business management, production and copyright, with a background in events management, Aysha has served on the board of directors of the Western Australian Music Association and currently sits on the ECU Music Consultative Committee. An established artist having run her own label and worked as a promoter, Aysha has collaborated with musicians, DJ’s and producers across the globe such as Erykah Badu, Gary Clark Jr, and Kenny Ken.

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MATT BRAY

A professional musician since 1996, Matt has performed over 3,200 gigs across multiple genres, engaging all echelons of the Australian music industry.

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MATT BRAY

Matt has toured and recorded with platinum selling artists and composed a piece which was performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has lectured in Higher Education across Australia since 2007, completing his Masters of Music in 2017. Through his current PhD studies at WAAPA (ECU), Matt is developing the Telemidi ethos, exploring its applications to enable musicians to perform in real-time over the internet.

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Keeley Connolly

KEELEY CONNOLLY

An accomplished singer songwriter and regular performer, Keeley brings 10 years experience in music education, artist development and production.

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KEELEY CONNOLLY

Keeley has worked as a touring artist, recording engineer and curator of Toasty Tunes, a West Australian gig guide and blog designed to showcase emerging and upcoming talent. Inside her studio bus Keeley offers affordable production and mentorship to emerging artists helping them enter the industry professionally and confidently. One of her many passions lies in the Pilbara region in Western Australia, teaching music to Martu communities and running annual concerts for the Martu Youth Festival.

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HANK GIDNEY

A free-thinking creative, Hank has worked in advertising and design, developing brands and international campaigns over three decades.

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HANK GIDNEY

In London, Hank was head of art and creative director overseeing CGI and digital departments for production agencies whose clients included WPP Group, Saatchi and Saatchi, Mother, BBH, Fallons and Island Records. Brand accounts included Levis, Jaguar, Manpower, Mercedes, Conde Nast and Range Rover. In Australia Hank has worked as a freelance creative, winning two PADC awards. He’s worked with JWT, Marketforce, The Brand Agency and Block Branding.

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RICHARD KEENAN

A designer and creative director in branding, UI/UX design, film, public art and retail design, Richard has worked in the creative industry for 25 years.

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RICHARD KEENAN

Since art directing Time Out magazine in London, Richard’s client list has included the Departments of Education and Health, WA Day, Northern Star Resources, Fortescue Metals Group, Alcoa, ATCO Gas and Howard Park Wines. Beginning his career in London’s Blue Note music venue, working with artists including Bjork and Jarvis Cocker, Richard returned to his roots where design meets music. Designing Ocean Floor Music’s brand, Richard is exploring how Web3 can liberate creators.

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MARK CONWAY

An experienced marketer, journalist & producer with a passion for decentralisation, Mark has years of experience in marketing, digital media & content production

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MARK CONWAY

Mark’s first viral video involved a car being cut in half with a giant axe, he’s been hooked on guerrilla marketing ever since. Mark has years of experience in marketing agencies, digital newsrooms and film and TV production. A passionate music fan, Mark’s worked with numerous musicians and music brands, including Falls Festival, Oztix, Destroy All Lines and Mellen Events. He also moonlights as a filmmaker and producer with two ABC TV comedy series and a multi-award winning documentary under his belt.

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PAUL GLASSON

As an illustrator, 3D sculptor, modeller and animator, Paul Glasson has more than 30 years of experience in mixed reality, environment, architectural and experiential design.

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PAUL GLASSON

Paul has created immersive exhibits and digital experiences in Australia, Singapore, USA and the UK. Starting out at The West Australian art department with the traditional pens, paint and pastels, Paul experienced the digital revolution first hand as it transformed the artistic landscape and opened new, exciting creative potential. Continuing this journey, Paul is now leading Ocean Floor Music’s Metaverse. Paul holds a Bachelor of Design from Curtin University.

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SHEA CONNOLLY

A dedicated social media expert with a passion for building warm, authentic communities, Shea has developed creative solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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SHEA CONNOLLY

From representing luxury hotels across the globe to creating the social media spotlight for a number of independent artists, start-ups and small businesses, Shea is always seeking out the next best way to connect people online. Shea's primary focus is building Ocean Floor Music's thriving communities while collaborating with musicians and industry partners through various marketing campaigns.

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TRUDI MANN

The glue that binds Ocean Floor Music together, Trudi has focused on the arts, wellness and education throughout her career.

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TRUDI MANN

Mentored by William H Macy among others, Trudi has worked in film and theatre globally. From touring with Sesame Street to forum theatre she is a versatile actress who writes, develops and composes scripts and songs. Coordinating the operating rhythm at Ocean Floor Music, Trudi also specialises in facilitating conversations on mental health, LGBTQIA+ and cultural diversity. Her experience in managing large groups and coordinating professional development is vital to Ocean Floor Music’s core team growth.

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MICHAEL WELLINGS

A crypto passionate musician and producer, Michael has been involved with global film, theatre, music and personal development industries.

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MICHAEL WELLINGS

Michael received the Valedictorian award and a perfect GPA for the Bachelor of Audio Production at SAE 2020. Becoming an audio engineer and music producer Michael recognised the challenges to live sustainably as a musician. Now his goal is to build the world's most loving, sharing community through Ocean Floor Music’s ecosystem and evolve the music industry by utilising web3.

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Julian Peet

JULIAN PEET

A musician, educator, producer, and songwriter, Julian has devoted his life to the music scene, bringing his wealth of knowledge to Ocean Floor Music.

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JULIAN PEET

Touring both in Australia and internationally, Julian has played festivals alongside world class artists including Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck and Mavis Staples. Along with his solo endeavour Sad King Billy, Julian has been awarded the Contemporary Music Fund (DeptLGSC) and twice Best Blues and Roots Artist (WAM). He has worked in Australia and China as an international examiner for Rockschool and holds a position on the State Advisory Committee for the Australian Music Examinations Board.

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KYLIE THOMPSON

An advisor to the music industry for over 30 years, Kylie specialises in taxation preparation.

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KYLIE THOMPSON

Kylie (FCPA) is the Managing Director at Sorrento Strategic Accounting and is the leading force in Ocean Floor Music’s accounting & finance. She is an advocate for artists’ well being and is passionate about educating artists to create a financially sustainable music career. She has enthusiastically embraced Ocean Floor Music’s vision of offering alternative funding strategies for music creatives using blockchain and Web3 Kylie is currently the Treasurer of the WAM Board & the WA Strings Attached Guitar Festival.

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DEANNE BLOM

A dedicated and hard-working digital native with the ability to unite and inspire people in the pursuit of creating meaningful products.

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DEANNE BLOM

Deanne has spent a decade honing her skills in software product management with a proven track record of delivering products with large cross-skilled teams in fast-paced, high-pressure environments. Deanne has managed teams, both locally and remotely, to deliver high-quality products for clients across Western Australian government, ASX listed corporates, and well-funded startups with international clientele.

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ERNEST TAN

A commercially astute UX professional with a knack for traversing the precarious ridge between business objectives and users’ expectations.

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ERNEST TAN

Ernest has made a career thinking deeply about market opportunities, product ideas, and user problems, providing strategic direction and design delivery for clients of all shapes and sizes. Ernest has helped clients across industries from music to mining tech.

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PASCAL WIJNBERG

A fine artist with over 20 years of experience making and taking brands online through innovative product design.

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PASCAL WIJNBERG

From web communities to physical products, Pas has delivered innovative and user-friendly interfaces, design systems, digital assets and brand identities across transport, healthcare services, e-commerce, fashion, retail and tourism. Always willing to try something new and never afraid to experiment, Pas actively encourages innovative and boundary-pushing design.

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Leigh Kendell

LEIGH KENDELL

A curious and inquisitive software engineer with over a decade's experience in bridging the gap between technology and user.

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LEIGH KENDELL

Leigh is an expert at developing cutting edge web applications for clients across multiple industries including web3, medicine and agriculture. An experienced cloud professional, Leigh excels in collaborating with project stakeholders to create high-performance and scalable applications.

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CHRIS DAWES

A deep thinking and resourceful engineer experienced in architecting business critical digital services with solid foundations for high volume use.

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CHRIS DAWES

From an AI powered recruitment platform to cutting-edge heart disease diagnosis software, Chris has been able to lead development teams to execute high-quality code under time pressure. He has worked across a range of different industries and sectors including government agencies, ASX listed corporates and newly founded startups.

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ARANDA MORRISON

A seasoned software engineer who enjoys designing creative solutions to difficult problems and has a flair for bridging the technical and interpersonal divide.

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ARANDA MORRISON

Aranda's experience includes designing and building 3D games and simulation experiences for mobile, desktop, VR and AR.

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RICHARD GILES

An internet early-adopter who is obsessed with helping organisations build mobile products that people love.

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RICHARD GILES

Since 2010 Richard has helped dozens of organisations with their mobile app products across industries including ASX listed corporates, transport, tourism, entertainment, fashion and agriculture.

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ADVISORS

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DANNY WILSON

An Executive Business Leader with more than 15 years of success in transforming and growing business performance.

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DANNY WILSON

Danny has held multiple director and leadership roles in varying retail and tech-based organisations including Illuvium, a collectible NFT RPG game and auto-battler merging online gaming with cryptocurrency.

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CARL COX

Arguably the greatest DJ on the planet. He's a musical ambassador, a veteran of acid house and pioneer in dance music.

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CARL COX

As well as performing globally for many years, Carl formed his own label, Intec Records, in 1999. After its closure in 2006, Carl was still inundated with new music, finally deciding to re-launch the label as Intec Digital in 2010. Carl also launched another label Awesome Soundwave (ASW) with label partner, Christopher Coe, AKA Digital Primate. Launched in May 2018, the label is geared towards artists who make and perform their music live.

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CHRISTOPHER COE

Heading up Awesome Soundwave alongside Carl Cox, Christopher is passionate about electronic music produced by artists who perform it live.

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CHRISTOPHER COE

Christopher has worked as a producer of digital projects since 1994. He was an online producer for the Big Day Out music festival for 18 years and has a wealth of experience in this field. His performances are dynamic, deep and genre bending. Incorporating extreme frequencies, his trademark dance floor funk that he is renowned for under his alter ego Digital Primate straddles the experimental worlds of sound art and atmosphere.

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ALON SHULMAN

Founder of the World Famous Group, a music, film, events and entertainment marketing, investment and management company.

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ALON SHULMAN

He and his team have created dynamic marketing initiatives and campaigns for numerous brands. He has promoted and produced award winning events and festivals internationally and is a best-selling author. He is also a television, film and theatre producer. Alon is a specialist artist manager and literary agent providing exclusive and non-exclusive representation for individuals and organisations. An experienced deal maker, negotiator, strategist, marketer and communicator, he has a detailed knowledge of IP optimisation, leveraging sponsorship and income stream maximisation.

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CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS

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KOFKIN BOND & CO.

Serving our clients with ideas to create wealth through diversified financial planning and asset management.

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KOFKIN BOND & CO.

Kofkin Bond & Co is an Australia company with over 30 years of experience, we work with individuals, families, businesses, and institutions to deliver services and solutions that help build, preserve and manage wealth. Across our business our people focus on protecting and growing clients’ wealth, with a focus on consistent delivery over time.

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LOTUS CAPITAL

The leading crypto fund in the Middle East providing deep connections across global innovative projects in the blockchain space.

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LOTUS CAPITAL

Lotus Capital provides access to the leading blockchain developer community in the region while being able to provide institutional, enterprise and government partnerships in the Middle East and globally. We have access to a community of 30,000 crypto users, and can support marketing and growth hacking efforts in the MENA region and online forums.

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LD CAPITAL

A leading crypto fund in investment and trading in primary and secondary markets, whose sub-funds include Beco Fund, FoF, hedge fund and Meta Fu.

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LD CAPITAL

Since its establishment in 2016, LD Capital has successively invested in more than 300 enterprises. With a highly professional global team and unique industrial resource advantages, LD Capital has laid its emphasis on offering superb services after investments, aiming to support the project in enhancing its long-term value and ecological investment throughout the life cycle.

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YBB

A venture fund dedicating itself to identifying Web3-defining projects with a vision to create a better online habitat for all internet residents.

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YBB

We value innovation, self-driven passion and user-oriented products while recognising the potential of cryptos and blockchain applications. Founded by a group of blockchain believers who have been actively participating in this industry since 2013. We help in starting international / local communities, articles and announcements, public relations and media exposure. We provide ecosystem support based on our partners and portfolio, and accelerate partnerships for technology integration, community collaboration and marketing resources.

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TUSCAN WEALTH

We use proven investment strategies designed to meet your risk tolerance and stand up against market volatility.

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TUSCAN WEALTH

With Tuscan Wealth, you can count on unbiased recommendations and impartial guidance based directly on your needs and goals. We are one of the leading and still faster growing private financial advisory practices in the area.

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DANISH CHAUDHRY

Danish is an experienced mentor with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and blockchain industry.

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DANISH CHAUDHRY

Currently the CEO of FMFW.io, whilst running his own venture fund, MYNT. Danish hopes to provide funding for entrepreneurs globally and was recently featured in Forbes. He brings his skills in DLT, Blockchain, Start-ups, Leadership, Management, Financial Risk, and Business Relationship Management.

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PARTNERS

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VEGAVID

Solving complex ideas with digital engineering and building innovative solutions using emerging technologies like Blockchain, AI, and Metaverse.

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VEGAVID

At Vegavid we blend strategy creativity and engineering to innovate meaningful digital solutions that get to the heart of what your customers need and want. We have harnessed the power of smart, efficient and streamlined emerging technology solutions to deliver outstanding results to clients ranging from SME's to blue-chip multinationals.

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HATCHD

We have helped over 60 organisations large and small, public and private bring digital products to life.

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HATCHD

We have dedicated our time to diverse challenges and been proud of the outcomes. We have strategised, conceptualised, designed and built market leading software alongside some brilliant organisations. From digitising a world leading shark monitoring system to rethinking how trucks deliver gas with IoT software. We’ve also helped farmers see yield potential from outer space and we are currently helping bright minds to solve heart disease to benefit humanity.

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ADAPPTOR

Whether we’re delivering a new app end-to-end or adding extra horsepower to your software team, it’s our past experience that helps assure your future success.

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ADAPPTOR

Adapptor has the experience to tailor your mobile app solution no matter your starting point. From greenfield ‘What-If?’ to legacy systems, we’ll help you reach new users or streamline your business processes. We deliver best-in-class iOS and Android native mobile apps and architect the servers that power them. And the pride we take in our work makes your software a living asset, able to grow and flex with your needs and opportunities.

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MADE IN THE PILE

A multi award-winning full-service agency specialising in social media marketing, augmented reality, content production & campaign strategy to reward your audience.

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MADE IN THE PILE

Agency + production meet under one roof, with creative + analytics joining forces to deliver powerful results. Continual campaign optimization ensures peak performance, from beginning to end.

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PILERATS

A leading web destination and champions of emerging contemporary talent, let us be the force that pushes you to discover creators and thoughts from all over the globe.

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PILERATS

Pilerats.com is a music and cultural platform, established in 2011, in Perth, Western Australia. As individuals, we've collectively amassed a wealth of experience working in the music, design and publishing industries. Within the Pilerats collective are journalists, editors, filmmakers, photographers, graphic designers, event promoters, digital marketing pros and branding experts.

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MO WORKS

Empowering those building the future. We offer bespoke services to enhance brands, harness your product’s true potential, and drive commerce.

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MO WORKS

We have been honoured to work with many great companies and teams to assist in the launch of their product or solution to the market. The Mo Works team has extensive global experience with companies expanding into the blockchain and fintech market.

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SORRENTO STRATEGIC ACCOUNTING

We are music industry specialists, working with artists to provide clear advice and expert accounting services.

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SORRENTO STRATEGIC ACCOUNTING

Motivated by creation, Sorrento Strategic was established to offer support and clarity to musicians, artists and creatives. We love freeing people from the burden of financials so they can focus on sharing and growing their talent. The team at Sorrento Strategic has worked with artists such as John Butler, Lucy Peach, Jessica Gethin, Abbe May, Kav Temperley, Alter Boy, Katy Steele and Grace Barbe.

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JONI PIROVICH

Highly regarded for her client advisory and policy work with respect to the legal and tax implications of blockchain and digital assets.

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JONI PIROVICH

I've been providing legal and tax advice about blockchain and digital assets (web3) predominantly via law firms and recently via my own company. This has been a niche area of speciality with a lot of risk and uncertainty so contributing to global policy development over the last 5 years has been just as critical as doing the work. All the confusion and legal uncertainty that does surround DAOs.

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MARK BLAND

Mark has a wealth of experience in providing advisory, transactional and dispute resolution services to institutions in the financial services industry.

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MARK BLAND

Mark is currently a partner at Mills Oakley which provides a full range of commercial legal services to a broad range of clients. He heads up the Financial Services team providing advisory, regulatory, transactional and dispute resolution services in the managed funds, superannuation, financial advice and broader financial services industry. We collaborate with regtech providers such as Fourth Line and Argos and advise on decentralised finance and sustainable finance.

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