I’m passionate about startups. Having founded my first company at age 14, I’ve built various tech companies, invested in ten and currently work on a productivity startup, a computer vision company and a crypto currency. To spend as much time as possible with my companies, which are spread across two continents, I gave up on having an apartment in 2016 and have since lived out of a bag.

I write about various areas of my life and how I constantly strive for improvement. I travel all the time, own only 64 things — all of which are black — and spend an average of 3.7 days in the same location.

Companies and investments

At the end of last year I became very eager to start my own company again. I founded Sendtask, a productivity tool, and got involved in a more operational role with DFINITY, a crypto-currency with a team based in Zurich and Palo Alto; and Glimpse, a Computer Vision startup in the bar / restaurant industry based in Miami. I still take an active role as an investor and advisor at 8 other companies.

Recent blog articles

Byzantine Fault Tolerance

Getting started in the blockchain space can be overwhelming. There’s a ton of concepts and terms that have foreign names and the terminology may sometimes be more confusing than the concepts themselves. As we are building out the DFINITY ecosystem for developers and miners, we made it our goal to give everyone a way to ...

Budapest And The DFINITY Airdrop

In today’s episode, I am in Budapest working with Ákos on the DFINITY “Academy concept”, which is a platform to bring people up to speed from zero knowledge in blockchain or distributed ledger technologies all the way to understanding how to write smart contracts and distributed apps. Also, I speak about the DFINITY Airdrop, check ...

Spontaneous Encounters Are The Best!

From Hamburg, I continued to Budapest to meet with Ákos. On my way from the airport into the city, I met with fellow travelers and we struck up a conversation. Being from the West Coast and Hawaii, they’ve been traveling Eastern Europe for the past six weeks and seemed to have a great experience. These ...

How To Make Complicated Things Easy?

In today’s episode, I met Yassin, who is helping me out with this vlog project. Also, I had an interesting chat with Matthias. Matthias and I used to be roommates almost 6 years ago. We finally met up again in Hamburg. I was thrilled to hear what he is doing for a job: he joined ...

Thoughts On Mentorship

I met with Daniel, who’s been my mentor through an EO program for the past 12 months. In this video, for once I stayed behind the camera for a good part as I was capturing a conversation between Dani and Elena. They talked about how to find yourself a mentor as well as how to ...

Living A Decentralized Life

I’ve been living a very decentralized life in many private and professional areas of my everyday. I’m often asked why I travel so frequently and why I’ve decided to give up on having a constant home for over two years now. Also, Decentralization as a technology has been fascinating me for more than six years ...

What Is ‘Proof Of Stake’ And Why Is It Important?

Robert and I took the train back to Zurich and so I had a bit of time to pick his brain on a number of topics around consensus mechanisms. We talked about proof of stake and how DFINITY deals with some of the challenges present in current blockchains. Video Transcript I’m just checking out from ...

Giving A Presentation About DFINITY

It was great to meet the team in Turkey. My next destination is Geneva in Switzerland where I will give more of an advanced presentation of DFINITY with Robert. Video Transcript It’s 4:30 in the morning and we’re getting ready to go to the airport. Turkey is one of the places where you have only ...

Time To Focus, Focus, Focus

While I’m incredibly grateful for the variety of projects I get to interact with and learn from, it’s time to double down. I’ve immensely enjoyed learning from various projects in parallel but I’ve now realized that I need to minimalize the things that are on my mind. Going forward, I’m focusing on DFINITY. A revolutionary ...

WebAssembly Basics

WebAssembly is essential to the blockchain technology project DFINITY that I am involved in. In today’s episode, I talk about the basics of WebAssembly and why it’s important. Video Transcript Alright, we just finished our morning workout. We went for a run and some calisthenics. We’re having showers and after that, we’re headed for breakfast. ...