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David Orban

Blockchain and Startup Investor


Founder and Managing Partner, Network Society Ventures.
Advisor & Faculty, Singularity University.

Analyzing and investing in cycles of accelerating technological change, at the intersection of exponentials and decentralization.

He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years.

An early adopter of blockchain technologies and an active Bitcoin investor since 2010, he was the first to own Ether during the Ethereum launch in 2014. He also led the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain in start-ups and is an advisor and investor in numerous blockchain companies and funds, such as Bitnation, Sun Exchange, Wealth Migrate, Blockchain Capital, Bancor, Swarm Fund, and others. David was the keynote speaker at the first Ethereal Summit in May 2017 in New York with an inspiring vision of how blockchain technologies will catalyze a phase change in the socio-economic organization of our societies.

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks.

David is the Founder and a Trustee of Network Society Research, a London-based global think tank present in over 40 countries, creating a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with the unstoppable transformation to a world based on decentralized exponential technologies that are disrupting the traditional centralized and hierarchical functions of governments and corporations.

He is the Founder and Chairman of Network Society Lab, a Venture Development firm that focuses on adding value to startup companies that are based upon exponential technologies and decentralized networks, with a specific focus on designing, organizing and implementing cryptographic token sale events.

He is also on the Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University, based in Moffett Field, California, an investor in the Singularity University Labs Accelerator Fund (now SU Ventures), and the President of SingularityU Italy Summit. SU is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

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JUR - Advisors
Managing Partner @ Network Venture Society
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Envienta - Advisors
Seed stage startup and blockchain investor, Network Society Ventures, Singularity University, Thiel Fellowship
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Etheal - Advisors
Singularity University, Network Society Ventures
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The Sun Exchange - Advisors
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Wealth Migrate - Advisors
Managing Partner, Network Society Ventures

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