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Why build a privacy network?

The Internet opened up an unlimited world of information. Its creators invited us to bring our curiosity and explore that world freely.

As the Internet grew, exploring freely became harder. Web 2.0 business models incentivized companies to watch and track us and sell our data. And in some places, limits were placed on the information we can see.

But that is changing. The decentralized Web 3.0 being built on Ethereum is allowing the Internet to be reclaimed by its users.

At Orchid we share in this mission. We use Web 3.0 technology to offer users better digital privacy today, so we can realize the promise of the Web 1.0 and explore freely again.

Orchid was founded in 2017 to help restore the open and accessible Internet for everyone. Since then, we have grown an incredible team based in San Francisco and Berlin and launched the first incentivized, peer-to-peer privacy network in December, 2019.

The Orchid Team

Orchid’s founders bring together deep experience in the open source software community (BASH Shell, GNU Finger), technology management (RPX IPO), blockchain investment (Bitstamp, Pantera Capital), jailbroken app package management (Cydia) and security (Wells Fargo’s 1st Online Banking employee, Ethereum core security team).

Dr. Steven Waterhouse
Dr. Steven Waterhouse

Co-Founder / CEO

Jay Freeman
Jay Freeman

Co-Founder / CTO

Brian J. Fox
Brian J. Fox

Co-Founder

Gustav Simonsson
Gustav Simonsson

Co-Founder / Advisor


Alex Kehaya
Alex Kehaya

Business Development

Tegan Kline
Tegan Kline

Business Development

Derek Silva
Derek Silva

Community

Paula Kanin
Paula Kanin

Community

Shawnee Nova
Shawnee Nova

Community

Chad Harper
Chad Harper

Design

Saskia Essex
Saskia Essex

Design

Thientam Bach
Thientam Bach

Design

Alexandra McColgan
Alexandra McColgan

EA

Michelle Underwood
Michelle Underwood

EA

Dan Montgomery
Dan Montgomery

Engineering

Greg Hazel
Greg Hazel

Engineering

Jake Cannell
Jake Cannell

Engineering

Jennifer Rodriguez-Miller
Jennifer Rodriguez-Miller

Engineering

Justin Sheek
Justin Sheek

Engineering

Nathan Handler
Nathan Handler

Engineering

Patrick Niemeyer
Patrick Niemeyer

Engineering

Selina Cheng
Selina Cheng

Finance

Joy Hu
Joy Hu

Finance

Patrick J. Dietzen
Patrick J. Dietzen

Finance

Amanda Gutterman
Amanda Gutterman

Marketing

Monica Puchner
Monica Puchner

Operations

Travis Cannell
Travis Cannell

Product

David Salamon
David Salamon

Advisor

Matt Roszak
Matt Roszak

Advisor

Sarah Feinberg
Sarah Feinberg

Advisor

Rich Staropoli
Rich Staropoli

Advisor

Corporate info

Orchid is a Delaware c-corp

Headquarters:
1288 Columbus Ave. #122,
San Francisco, CA 94133
Europe:
Skalitzer Str. 85,
10997 Berlin, Germany

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