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Mission and Vision
Harvard-incubated Experfy runs an AI-focused community of 30,000 data scientists to help Fortune 500s mentor and upskill their employees and also hire expert freelancers on-demand. Witnessing a growth in demand for its platform, Experfy seeks to exponentially expand the impact of its business vision. However, rather than add new specializations to its existing platform, Experfy plans on decentralizing its technology by and through Expercoin, Inc with the goal of allowing anyone to launch a new community with its own marketplace instantly. Expercoin consists of a protocol layer and front-end applications for users to build highly flexible autonomous organizations known as Republics. These new decentralized marketplaces empower communities and institutions with an out of the box solution that doesn’t require software development skills. A non-technical person or any organization can now launch a highly customized Republic and start generating revenue.
Anyone can launch a Republic. For instance, there can be a “Republic of Smart Manufacturing,” “Republic of Nanotechnology,” “Republic of Blockchain in Finance,” “Republic of Architectural Design,” “Republic of French Learning,” etc. Blockchain provides the backbone for the governance of Republics, while they are operationalized using smart contracts, open protocols, APIs, front-end libraries, learning content, and subject matter experts.
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Which platform services you want to add to your Republic?
- Jobs Marketplace
- Peer to Peer Financing
- Corporate Academy
- Mentorship Platform
- Learning Marketplace
- Assessments Platform
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Experfy's Recent Clients
Pillars of Expercoin's Career Ecosystem
Once a Republic is launched, it will be able to include training as an offering. Experfy’s technology will enable Republic-specific marketplace to list courses and an AI-powered learning management system to deliver course content. There will be an interface for instructors to create courses and quizzes. Instructors will also be able to monitor course analytics and see the revenue generated by their course. The system will issue both certifications and micro-credentials such as badges after a learning experience has been completed. The Republics will employ Blockcerts technology, a digital certification framework developed by MIT Media Labs. The certificates will be registered on the Ethereum blockchain and cryptographically signed.
The current Experfy Jobs Marketplace is designed as a platform that brings together enterprises with specific consulting needs and thousands of experts to provide services. The Jobs Marketplace serves companies ranging from the size of Fortune 500s to small startups. Our technology has received Gartner “Cool Vendor” recognition in 2017. All payments will be made in Expercoin and smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain will govern all transactions.From the definition of milestones to hiring of experts on a time-and-materials basis, transactions are recorded on a distributed ledger, allowing the community to verify transactions should a dispute arise.
A key prerequisite to skills development is identification of gaps. Experfy has been working on developing a comprehensive assessment system to benchmark a candidate’s skill-level. Based on the data available for each candidate, Experfy’s machine learning algorithms will be able to build dynamic learning paths to recommend a training curriculum that is highly personalized and tailored to match each individual’s learning goals.
There is a major movement toward peer-to-peer lending and this is great news for struggling students and professionals who want to acquire new skills but lack the financial resources to pay for upskilling. With availability of loans from other members of the community or even course producers, learning need not be deferred because of lack of funding. Out of the box, each Republic will have the ability to provide a financial aid mechanism, once this functionality is implemented. This facility will differentiate the ecosystem and drive revenue with the use of Expercoin.
The Corporate Academy feature is to help enterprises onboard and upskill a large number of their employees. It provides user management and control over the types of training content available within a company. Companies demand analytics that help them see the ROI on their training dollars. Republics with corporate and institutional clients will have access to a Corporate Academy right out of the box. Experfy has developed a number of dashboards after carefully listening to customer feedback and continues to improve these offerings for Fortune 500 clients.
The Mentorship Platform is designed with a flexible taxonomy across four dimensions: Industry; Business Function; Technical Function; and Technology and Tools. Each Expercoin Republic will be able to customize this taxonomy and also curate its own expert mentors who will provide mentorship, interviewing workshops, resume review and office hours to students being trained. The mentors will receive payment in Expercoin in exchange for their services.Each mentor’s work history, if any, will be displayed to understand the depth of their professional experience. The profiles can pull information such as professional experience and education to the extent allowed by LinkedIn’s API or entered manually.
- 02 JUN 2015 Experfy raises $1.5 million in seed round. News stories in Wall Street Journal, Xconomy and others
- 04 MAR 2016 Gulf Oil joins Experfy Project Marketplace as a client
- 06 JUL 2016 Experfy launches Training Marketplace
- 08 NOV 2016 Deloitte joins Experfy Project Marketplace
- 01 MAR 2014 Experfy launches. News stories in Techcrunch, Forbes, Mashable and others.
- 03 OCT 2015 Keurig Green Mountain joins Experfy Project Marketplace as a client
- 05 JUN 2016 Macy's joins Experfy Project Marketplace
- 07 SEP 2016 Experfy works with TATA as it's first training customer
- 10 JUL 2017 Experfy selected by Massachusetts state to provide “white-label” training platform
- 12 MAR 2018 Expercoin begins the development of its blockchain protocol.
- 14 JAN 2019 Launch of the first Expercoin Republic
- 16 MAY 2019 Launch of App Store to extend the Republic functionality
- 09 JAN 2017 More interest generated from corporate clients and training delivered for organizations like Duracell and Federal Reserve
- 11 OCT 2017 Launch of Corporate Training with assessment and dashboards to track employee progress. Cigna signs contract to deploy Experfy Training Marketplace for corporate education in emerging technologies
- 13 JUL 2018 Network Launch with Mentorship Platform as a Minimum Viable Product
- 15 APR 2019 Launch of protocol and APIs to automate creation of Republics
Experfy's Select Investors and Advisors
Dr. Harpreet Singh works at the intersection of Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning, developing advanced cyrptoeconomic systems, roadmaps, algorithms and data products. In the past he has served as a Chief Analytics Officer and has also led cross-functional teams in global execution of product development, business strategy, operations, and technology functions. He managed the program management initiatives for sixty technology startups from Citigroup’s e-Citi Venture Portfolio Office. Harpreet subsequently established the Project Management Office for FX Alliance, a global foreign exchange platform, where he was responsible for enabling project and risk management functions for New York, London and Tokyo locations. Harpreet earned Master's and PhD degrees from Harvard University, where he also served as a faculty member.
Sarabjot Kaur drives the overall product vision, strategy and growth of the Experfy platform. She is passionate about disrupting traditional models of engagement used today in deeply fragmented AI, blockchain and IoT markets. Sarabjot draws upon seventeen years of experience in creating enterprise value; innovating new business models; brand positioning and marketing; and using technology to translate business complexities into actionable strategic solutions. Before joining Experfy, Sarabjot co-founded Academic Room, a platform that curates data within communities of practice and used by academics from over 200 countries. As the CEO of a Boston based digital agency, she managed multidisciplinary teams and client engagements. She has led ambitious technology initiatives for organizations such as Harvard University, EMC, Computer Associates, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During the course of her career, she has contributed significantly to over fifty software projects, and interactive products. She has also served in various strategic and consulting positions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Citigroup and Fidelity eBusiness.
Jothi Periasamy provides leadership to Experfy's growing community of data experts and solutions providers, while leading the company's sales and recruitment efforts to establish Experfy as a preeminent platform for delivering on-demand big data and analytics consulting engagements. He served as a Managing Director and global innovation leader with KPMG's North America Advisory Practice and Innovation Center. Before KPMG, he was the Director of Enterprise Intelligence for E&Y. In addition, he has held leadership positions at Blue Shield and Deloitte. Jothi has deep “hands-on” subject matter expertise in big data, predictive analytics, cloud technology and in-memory computing. Jothi also has seventeen years experience with project delivery, practice development, thought leadership, go-to market, and sales and pre-sales. He specializes in several industry processes including finance transformation, retail, point of sales, smart grid analytics, performance improvements and data governance.
Sergio Lerner is an early Bitcoin security pioneer and currently in charge of the design of the RSK platform, a groundbreaking smart-contract platform that will serve as a Bitcoin side-chain. He periodically performs security audits on the changes to the Bitcoin Core source code. He co-founded Coinspect, a computer security company focused on cryptocurrencies, and CoinFabrik, a software-factory for cryptocurrency development.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Mirza Memic is technical leader with a strong academic and industrial background. He has a passion for technology, innovation and leading by example. He has years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects that involve practical research and software development. He is the lead architect of Expercoin Ecosystem. His team is building a protocol for enabling the creation of a network of decentralized autonomous organizations known as Republics. These marketplaces leverage the Ethereum blockchain, IPFS and Aragon and number of other cutting-edge protocols to enable self-governance on a large scale.
Joy is the CEO of Case Global Media Inc., a media company dedicated to building innovative, engaging platforms for companies to showcase their mission, vision and values and to amplify their message through strategic media marketing. Joy's background is rooted in the education and real estate sectors. As a consultant with Clark Case Consulting Corp., she takes on roles in education to assist with the strategic business of planning, buying, and selling schools and colleges. Her primary competencies are in marketing, public speaking, negotiations, conflict resolution, and consulting. All of these serve her visionary plans for Imaginit TV, an immersive communication platform delivered in mixed and virtual reality. Prior to her focus on video marketing and social media, Joy has over 13 years of experience as an educational leader in public schools and has taught K-12. She received a Masters of Education from the University of British Columbia (2002) and a Real Estate License from the Sauder School of Business (2005). Her expertise includes administration and management of schools, including accreditation and licensing.
Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has sought for two decades to study the drivers of entrepreneurship in emerging markets as a means of economic and social development. At HBS since 1993, after obtaining degrees from Princeton and Harvard, he has taught courses on strategy, corporate governance and international business to MBA and Ph.D. students and senior executives. For many years, he has served as the Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India and South Asia. In 2007, he was nominated Young Global Leader (under 40) by the World Economic Forum; and in 2009, elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. In 2015, he was named by the Government of India to chair the national commission to help shape the fabric of India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2016, the Academy of Management conferred on him its Eminent Scholar Lifetime achievement award for scholarship in International Management. Outside HBS, he serves on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards in the US and India, including AES, a Washington, D.C. headquartered global power company, and India-based Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (formerly SKS Microfinance), one of the world’s largest firms dedicated to financial inclusion for the poor. He is a co-founder of several entrepreneurial ventures in the developing world, spanning India, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Recently, he co-founded Axilor, a vibrant incubator in Bangalore. In 2015, he was appointed a Trustee of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Adam is an expert in international infrastructure, trade, sustainable technology, and governmental relations. Amassing 15 years of unique time and place experience in India, Kazakhstan, Dubai, Egypt, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and Canada, he has managed projects for, or on behalf of, the U.S. government, as well as private and public entities worth over $1B USD. He has been recognized by President George W. Bush (Presidential Nomination 2004), and his socioeconomic and geopolitical advisements have followed former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson in global interviews. Adam has given presentations at Harvard University on the National Debt in the United States, International Trade and the US-Sino Deficit and the Remedies, Blockchain Technology and the FDIs Brightest Emerging Market (India). Adam holds degrees from The Pennsylvania State University (Electrical Engineering Technology|Communications) and Harvard University (Economics) and is a Master's/Ph.D. Candidate at Tufts Flecther School of Law and Diplomacy. He is also on the faculty at Harvard University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Monetary and Fiscal Policy, as well as Leadership. Adam’s research interests are in blockchain technology, international monetary theory and policy, banking, and economic development, primarily the role finance plays in it.
Dan Sullivan is founder and president of The Strategic Coach Inc. A visionary, an innovator, and a gifted conceptual thinker, Dan has over 35 years’ experience as a highly regarded speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to entrepreneurial individuals and groups. Dan’s strong belief in and commitment to the power of the entrepreneur is evident in all areas of Strategic Coach® and its successful coaching program, which works to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their business and personal lives. He is author of over 30 publications, including The Great Crossover, The 21st Century Agent, Creative Destruction, and How the Best Get Better. He is co-author of The Laws of Lifetime Growth and The Advisor Century.
Ram works with the leading industry players to build an ecosystem of analytics, blockchain and IoT companies to maximize consulting and training value for Experfy’s clients. Ram works on a range of initiatives such as bringing on board thought leaders in the emerging technology space to create specialized programs for the industry. Ram served as the SVP for Business Development for Hansa Solutions, where he was responsible for direct sales and business development activities focused on insurance ERP software solutions, applications, technologies, and services that provide clients with integration, business process automation, and composite application solutions. He was also the General Manager of South India Operations of Nafed, an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India. He was responsible for overall planning, directing, and coordinating business operations in four states of South India through six Branch Offices and two Food Processing and Manufacturing units.
Badr Jafar is the CEO of Crescent Enterprises, a multinational business. He is also the President of its sister company Crescent Petroleum, a privately-owned oil and gas company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. Jafar is Chairman of Pearl Petroleum, a five-member international consortium for the development of natural gas assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and Chair of the Executive Board of Gulftainer, a global ports company. He launched the Pearl Initiative in September 2010 at the United Nations, a private sector-led initiative to promote corporate governance, accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness within the Persian Gulf region of the Middle East. In 2011, Jafar was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was one of the top 20 most influential Arabs by Arabian Business in 2016. Jafar has launched a series of projects using the arts as a means to empower youth and promote cultural diplomacy. In 2011, actor Kevin Spacey and Jafar launched the Middle East Theatre Academy (META), a non-profit theatre academy to provide a platform to nurture young actors, directors, and producers from the Middle East, and help them to showcase their talent internationally. In 2014, the Kennedy Centre honored Jafar with a Gold Medal in the Arts in recognition of his efforts with cultural diplomacy to build closer ties between nations and regions.
Ishmeet is the head of Expercoin's Cayman Islands operations and leads the company's crypto strategy. He has over a decade of global experience as a serial entrepreneur, investor and technology consultant. He is currently an Advisory Board member at DeepAero Drones, a company using the power of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain to reimagine urban transportation. He is a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency specialist and a seasoned financial technology professional. He has built technology products for Fortune 500 companies like MasterCard, MetLife and Adobe. He has also built and scaled data-driven, intelligent technology platforms for hedge funds, finance, e-commerce, travel and healthcare companies.
Sedad is currently aiding in developing out Expercoin's Republics ecosystem. He works with Ethereum Solidity, Kubernetes and Docker to build out Blockchain systems that will be used by Expercoin's enterprise clients. As part of his role, he has gained expertise in the following technologies and concepts: public and private blockchains; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings; containerization; container orchestration using Kubernetes; and decentralized design.
Enes develops blockchain solutions for Expercoin Republics using Etherum. He is writing business logic using smart contracts with Solidity. His work involves exploring different consensus algorithms, distributed systems, and cryptography concepts. He is manipulating the stored transactional data of blockchain database by writing functions in the smart contract. He has been using Truffle for compiling, testing and deploying smart contracts on Ethereum. As a part of the development team, he is working with smart contracts interacting with UI on the front end using Ember.JS.
Almin writes smart contracts using Solidity programming language for Expercoin Republic's DApps. Furthermore, he has implemented IPFS in Expercoin ecosystem for decentralized storage. He works with a range of technologies that intersect with blockchain and decentralization. He has also written smart contracts using Solidity. On the front-end he works with Ember.js and JQuery.
Ismet is a Blockchain Developer with passion to push blockchain technologies to new and important places. He has interest in security, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, machine learning, information availability and transparency. He is also an advocate for internet neutrality and enjoys building decentralized applications for Expercoin.
Helping Expercoin expand its presence by pitching Expercoin Republics to promising enterprises as well as working closely with Experfy's current clients who are looking to migrate to the blockchain. I monitor industries across multiple verticals for relevant opportunities, while creating and managing top-down funnel.
Illana works on a range of marketing activities pertaining to life sciences at Experfy. She is passionate about emerging technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.
Kaiser Wahab is an experienced corporate and securities attorney based in New York. Kaiser is a founding member of a boutique law firm that represents hedge and private equity funds, investment managers, startups, creative businesses, technology companies, and other ventures. His firm also has a core competency in bitcoin strategy focused funds and ICO's. Kaiser has been practicing for 18 years, and earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he currently serves as a professor in venture financing and private offerings.
Jon Van Loo is a transactional tax attorney based in Menlo Park, CA. He has a special focus on the tax issues for cryptocurrency transactions and ICOs, while he also has broad experience in transactional tax, spanning private equity M&A, bankruptcy and debt restructuring, partnership taxation. With 10 years of experience working in two of the world's largest law firms and a small tax boutique in San Francisco, Jon recently opened his own practice in Menlo Park. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, attended graduate school in political science at Duke University and went to law school at Northwestern University.