Our Advisors

Jochem Verheul

Jochem is a serial tech entrepreneur from Amsterdam. He started his first business when he was in college in the year 2005; an online fashion label. However, to pursue his ambitions in the tech domain, he started off with ʻItsavirusʼ a software firm, and was quick to acquire big players such as Heineken, Shell, Miffy, etc. By 2014, he had already become a major investor in Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Blockchain based projects. In 2016, he founded ʻEffect.AIʼ, a decentralized network for Artificial Intelligence, powered by the NEO Blockchain. With almost 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in technology, He founded VMC, a blockchain company, focused on human mobility. Currently, he is a mentor to a few promising Startups and is an advisor for a limited, emerging blockchain giants in their ICO phase.

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David Svoboda

David Svoboda is a serial entrepreneur. He has played a strategic partnership role for multiple disruptive startups, positioning himself in the crypto space over five years and the dating industry for over ten years. When he isn't spending his time on his businesses, he is working with his charity organizations. David Svoboda does not want to be a success, but rather someone who is significant. This is what brings him to DateMe. His strive to promote values and cultivate leadership is evident by his work. Lastly, he has had immense success in leveraging influencers to raise awareness and funds for social and political causes.


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Noah Hornhairs

Noah is currently a full-time trader and market analyst for the educational platform and community, Crypto.IQ, created by Bitcoin pioneer, Charlie Shrem, and Wall Street legend, Randall Oser. Previously an advisor for the Crypto Dog Pound (a decentralized and community-driven trading room), with a large follower base across social media platforms, Noah continues to have an insightful reading on the pulse of the Cryptocurrency space and markets. With a background and degree in Biological science, Noah is a data and process driven trader with a knack for technical analysis and macroeconomic trends. Currently living in the Silicon Valley region of California, Noah is an avid participant in Crypto meetups and conferences throughout the bay area.


Daven Michaels

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and the founder of the 123Companies. He has been an entrepreneur since the age of 15, with over 30 years of experience, he's used his business success formula to turn multiple diverse business ventures into extremely successful organizations, including a few 7 and 8 figure home runs. In 2006, he started 123Employee, a virtual employee centre in the Philippines. In 2011, he used the power of public speaking to cast a wider net and reach even more entrepreneurs all over the world. Today Daven employs over 500 people on 3 continents. We feel incredibly lucky to have Daven on the DateMe Advisory Board as his proven experience greatly contributes to the advancement of DateMe.

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David Copeland

David has a high-level of understanding towards production, distribution, and product development. He has produced and co-produced Television, Records and Video programs for major companies such as Warner Brothers, Polygram Entertainment, HBO, BET, and many others. A developer of many successful web based platforms, David has positioned himself for the forth coming Digital Revolution and beyond.


Barnaby Andersun

With 25 years of background in tech development, e-commerce and digital marketing, Barnaby first started in technology in 1993 with Australia's first major Web Design & Development Company. His involvement in all aspects of emerging web technologies since their conception has made Barnaby a true pioneer in technology in web development, e-commerce, digital branding & online marketing. Barnaby Andersun is the founder of BlockAlchemy.io – a Singaporean Venture Fund combined with a full-service ICO accelerator digital agency which works with select ICO projects. Some of the projects that BlockAlchemy has worked on include Gizer (raised $9m 2017), Ankorus (a new cryptocurrency futures trading platform that is set to launch this year) and 4NEW (raised $45m 2018).
Barnaby has a wide network to key investors through China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 20 years as an international speaker, he is an in-demand speaker on cryptocurrencies and blockchain including his speeches for Stanford and Harvard University. In January 2018, Barnaby spoke in Davos at the World Economic Forum on cryptocurrencies. He has also been a speaker at Seoul Blockchain Week, Investor Conferences in China, Tokyo. He also spoke at TEDx in Mexico Event and was a facilitator for the OneWorld Blockchain Alliance at Davos, Barnaby and the BlockAlchemy team was instrumental in getting the event setup for the Davos WEF.

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Karim Kanji

Karim Kanji is a global sales leader and entrepreneur with experience in a number of international markets. He is currently providing strategic advisory to a number of high profile projects and is a co-founder/core team member to several startups with a focus on Blockchain, AI, CleanTech, BioTech, Hospitality and F&B. Previously, Karim was in a strategic role at Oracle overseeing global account management for over two dozen high profile customers within the Managed Cloud Services portfolio.


Mitchell Shier

Mitchell is a venture capitalist at heart. He has been investing into early stage internet companies since 2013. His passion for innovation makes him an energized blockchain investor & believer of the technology. His focus is on the disruptive potential of decentralized scalable solutions, including use of smart contracts to revolutionize world information and the global economy.

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Spectacular Smith

Spectacular Smith is an American multi-platinum recording artist, entrepreneur, no. 1 bestselling author, social media guru, keynote speaker and entertainer. Smith is the founder and CEO of Adwizar, a social media growth agency. Keynote speaking on topics such as social media, technology, branding, and marketing.
Smith is known as one of the "Top Marketing Gurus To Watch" by Huffington Post, awarded the "Innovator Of The Year" by Black Enterprise, and named one of the "Greatest and Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs" by Inc Magazine.


Varun Datta

Founder, 4NEW, UK Berkeley alumni and the founder and advisor of multiple companies, Mr Datta is involved extensively in supply chains across four industries ranging from waste, energy, healthcare and real estate. Mr Datta has a unique ability to identify distressed assets and generate a value-driven exit model within their respective supply chains. Mr Datta received recognition for his efforts when he was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Award in 2018.

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Kumar Arora

Kumar Arora is an investor and serial entrepreneur, with experience across a myriad of industries like Fashion, Nanotech, Entertainment, Marketing and Design. Kumar has made numerous investments via Aroridex Ltd and yielded over $30m across industries. Kumar is also an advisor and consultant for a broad range of industries and has clients ranging from Fortune 500s, startups, celebrities and athletes. Kumar also is one of the investors on the Lebron James show called "Cleveland Hustle.


Jennifer Zukowski

Jennifer Zukowski is currently a full-time stack marketer with over 8 years of experience specializing in growth hacking and the director of social media at NeuronChain.io. She is a social media influencer, and founder of the “Crypto Mami” movement. She has successfully consulted for large agencies across different verticals in the USA, HK, and China. Jennifer has also facilitated the launch of several ICO’s, works in the FinTech industry, and has a strong understanding of Digital Assets, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and financial markets has led global teams across blockchain, decentralized technologies and digital wallets. Her connections and networks in the technology sector are unparalleled.

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