#9 Brock Pierce


Name: Brock Pierce

Position: Co-founder of Blockchain Capital

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brockpierce

Age: 37

Citizenship: US

 

Develops: 

Bitcoin Foundation, Director

Internet Gaming Entertainment, Co-founder & former CEO

Blockchain Capital, Co-founder & Managing Partner

IMI Exchange, Founder

ZAM, Founder

 

 

Famous for: 

As an early investor in Bitcoin, Pierce is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He pioneered the market for digital currency in games, and was one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale. Pierce has invested in over 30 companies in the Blockchain ecosystem, participated in over 100 projects, and helped raise over $200 million US for companies he was involved in. Pierce has also been a guest lecturer at the Milken Global Conference, Singularity University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Facts: 

  • Started his first company when he was 17 years old – to do what YouTube does today, raised $88 million US, before the business went bankrupt.
  • Attended the University of Southern California, USA.
  • Crypto Net Worth: $ 700 million - $1 billion.
  • As a child actor, appeared in Disney films: "The Mighty Ducks" (1992), "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994), and "First Kid" (1996).
  • Is an active supporter of non-profit and advocacy organizations and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

 

Quote:

  • The price of the bitcoin is primary a barometer of sentiment which has nothing to do with the fundamental performance of the technology. The technology itself is pretty consistently being improving and it is going to continue to do so.