Brock 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 has raised more than $200 million for companies he founded. Mr. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain
Brock 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 has raised more than $200 million for companies he founded. Mr. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital.
Blockchain Capital is the first sector focused venture fund that invests in Blockchain technology companies and the Bitcoin ecosystem. The firms first fund invested in 30 companies and second fund has invested in 19 companies. Blockchain Capital was recently named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook.
Mr. Pierce is the founder of IMI Exchange is the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion. Mr. Pierce lead the fundraising process for IMI Exchange from blue chip investors such as Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners. He also founded ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers, which was acquired by Tencent. Mr. Pierce also founded IGE, the pioneer of digital currency in online games, achieving revenues exceeding $100 million in 2006 and sold in 2007. Mr. Pierce is also a founder of GoCoin, Noble Markets, Blade Payments, Tether (sold), Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Five Delta (sold to SCRI), Evertune, GamesTV, and Digital Entertainment Network.
Mr. Pierce has been a guest lecturer at the Milken Global Conference, Singularity University, Stanford, USC, and UCLA. He attended the University of Southern California.
Chairman of the Board (elected Chairman in April 2015) @ From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Blockchain Capital is the first sector focused venture fund that invests in Blockchain technology companies and the Bitcoin ecosystem. Blockchain Capital's first fund invested in 30 companies. Blockchain Capital's second fund has invested in 19 companies and is actively seeking the best new investment opportunities in the space.
Here is a current list of our investments to date:
ZipZap From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Advisor @ ChangeTip makes it easy to send and receive money online. Tip people, businesses and organizations by mentioning a recipient, @changetip, and an amount. From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor @ From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Mentor @ Accelerating The New Economy
Coworking and Business Acceleration for Bitcoin, Crypto-currency, and Fintech Ventures, located in downtown Toronto, Canada. A global hub for disruptive technology innovation.
http://bitcoindecentral.ca/ From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Toronto, Canada AreaAdvisor @ http://www.d103.org From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Advisor @ BlockStreet! The best app to help you learn what is happening in the world of Digital Currency such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin including news, prices, charts, data, and more.
http://blockstreet.info/ From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Syndicate Manager @ I will syndicate all of my best deals at least a $100k allocation unless circumstances warrant otherwise. Feel free to join my syndicate to invest alongside me - https://angel.co/brockpierce/syndicate From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Advisor @ • Premier venture-backed Bitcoin services company
• BitGo offers the industry's first secure, multi-signature wallet for consumers and businesses to store Bitcoin safely
• Learn more at https://bitgo.com/ From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) San Francisco Bay AreaCo-Founder & Advisor @ From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Greater New York City AreaCo-Founder & Board Member @ Currency and payments is first and foremost a place for security you can trust. Our bank-grade encryption, storage and transit of data ensures risks are mitigated before, during and after payments are processed. We are a team of payments experts with an average 10+ years experience in card payments, processing systems development and integration, program management and regulatory compliance. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Greater New York City AreaMentor @ Plug and Play Bitcoin
Bitcoin-focused Startup Accelerator Program
https://angel.co/plug-and-play-bitcoin From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Co-Creator @ From December 2013 to Present (2 years 1 month) Advisor @ Bitcoin brokerage. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Co-Founder & Board Member (Former Chairman) @ GoCoin.com is APAC's leading digital currency (Bitcoin) payment processor accepting emerging decentralized digital currencies as a payment method for eCommerce merchants, gaming platforms and non-profits. From August 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Board Member @ From August 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Co-Founder & Chairman (formerly CEO) @ Playsino is all-in to reinvent Casino games. Playsino is on a mission to become the leading free-to-play social casino games company. Our investors include: Eric Schmidt (Google), Greg Maffei (Liberty Media), Michael Robertson (MP3.com), Carlos Bhola (Vonage), Kamran Pourzanjani (PriceGrabber), William Quigley and Jim Armstrong (Clearstone Venture Partners). From April 2012 to Present (3 years 9 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member @ Spicy Horse is a game development studio located in Shanghai, China. Founded by a rag tag collection of game industry vets, creative artists, and adventure seeking expats in late 2006. Spicy's mission is to build eccentric game content for the PC and console market. Our passion for game making is fueled by an intense love for all things story, art, and fun. From December 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) Shanghai City, ChinaBoard Member @ Xfire is the leader in social gaming services for core gamers. In July of 2012, Xfire passed 22 million registered users.
Xfire was founded in 2003 and acquired by Viacom in 2008 for $102 million.
In August 2010 Xfire was spun out of Viacom by a private team of serial entrepreneurs and internet investors, including: Brock Pierce (IGE, Affinity Media), Mark Donovan (Titan Gaming), and William Quigley (Clearstone Venture Capital). The new team brings a wealth of experience, energy and focus that will further solidify Xfire’s leadership in the gaming space.
Xfire has recently released a re-vamped website and new UI/UX on its desktop and in-game client.
Further, it has launched a new competitive gaming service, Battleground into closed beta.
Battleground features 3 modes of competitive gaming; Instant Action (24/7 death match styled play), Challenges (direct wagering between users or clans) and Tournaments (multi-ladder, automated tournament system) supported by a full virtual eco-system of Xcoin (paid currency) and Battle Tokens (earned currency).
Xfire continues to provide users social networking, group VOIP and chat, social sharing of in-game screen shots and videos, and live-streaming gameplay.
To learn more about Xfire and to download the client, please go to www.xfire.com. From August 2010 to Present (5 years 5 months) Co-Founder & Board Member @ EverTune is state of the art bridge that prevents your Guitar from going out of tune and radically improves tone as a result. Using a simple all mechanical breakthrough Guitar Bridge, Evertune keeps you in tune by maintaining the tension of your strings no matter how hard you play. This next generation technology is so revolutionary its hard to believe guitars were ever made without Evertune. From June 2008 to Present (7 years 7 months) Founder & Vice-Chairman (Former Chairman & CEO) @ IMI Exchange is the largest platform for gamers to sell their virtual goods. Pierce founded IMI Exchange in 2001 and eventually raised over $100 Million from blue chip investors such as Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners. During his tenure as CEO from 2001 to 2007, he managed the acquisition of over 20 companies globally and established operations in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and the United States—with over 600 employees. IMI Exchange is the market leader in the sector. From May 2004 to Present (11 years 8 months) Advisor @ Tether's mission is to accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin. Like any emerging technology, Bitcoin experiences market volatility, which prevents mainstream consumers from experimenting with it. Tether eases the transition to Bitcoin by aligning with a currency people already know: the US Dollar. Simply put, Tether are digital dollars you can use to make transactions on the Bitcoin network. From July 2014 to July 2015 (1 year 1 month) City Leader @ BitAngels.co
$7,000,000 of USD in the form of Bitcoin invested thus far.
5 continents where investments were made in Asia, North America, Africa, South America and Europe. Next we have to break into Australia and Antarctica : )
$50,000,000 to $100,000,000 USD in returns (defined as valuation appreciation and depending on the exchange rates). From December 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 1 month) Co-Founder & Board Member @ Acquired by Social Reality, Inc. (OTCBB: SCRI).
Five Delta is the ultimate Facebook media buying platform. It combines deep analytics with a great customer experience to outperform anything available in today's market. Currently in a private beta phase, Five Delta specializes in Facebook performance for all types of online customer. Current beta members include top mobile apps, eCommerce platforms, and major online brands. From 2012 to December 2014 (2 years) Greater Los Angeles AreaCo-Founder & Managing Partner @ CCP invests in crypto currencies and companies that service the ecosystem for bitcoin, Mastercoin, litecoin, dogecoin and others. We believe crypto currencies are the harbinger of decentralized applications that will fundamentally change the internet and the digital economy. Few can imagine the change but none can ignore it.
Here is a current list of our investments to date:
Texas Bitcoin Conference
http://cryptocurrencypartners.com/ From January 2014 to November 2014 (11 months) Chairman @ Exclusive distributor of KNCminer Bitcoin ASIC mining devices in China. From July 2013 to October 2014 (1 year 4 months) Hong KongBoard Member @ New protocol built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. If Bitcoin is TCP/IP, Mastercoin would be HTTP. From September 2013 to July 2014 (11 months) Managing Director @ From 2011 to February 2014 (3 years) Founder (Former Chairman & CEO) @ Acquired by Tencent Holdings Ltd. (0700.HK).
Zam is the largest network of web sites serving the hardcore game community for massively multiplayer games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, etc... See Zam.com, Wowhead.com, Thottbot.com, and more... Zam was founded by Brock Pierce in 2003 and sold to Tencent in January of 2012. From October 2003 to January 2012 (8 years 4 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaCo-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Chinese video game television channel joint venture with Shanghai Media Group (SMG). Think G4 for China. From February 2006 to March 2008 (2 years 2 months) Shanghai City, ChinaFounder & CEO @ Established the Company in 2001. Ran it as CEO from inception to exit. Grew revenues north of US$100M/annually. Sold the business in 2007. From April 2001 to June 2007 (6 years 3 months) Merchant Advisory Board Member @ IGE was PayPal's largest merchant in 2003-2004. The direct credit card processing product was called "Project IGE" during development. From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) Co-Founder, Board Member & Executive Vice President @ A company focused on the delivery of entertainment over broadband. DEN raised more than $88 million from investors such as Microsoft, Intel and NBC. From November 1997 to October 1999 (2 years) Film Producer @ From May 1995 to January 1997 (1 year 9 months) Actor @ Acted in 15 movies and dozens of commercials.
Legend of the Lost Tomb (TV Movie)
1997/I The Ride
1997 Two Voices (TV Movie)
1996 First Kid
1996 Earth Minus Zero
1995 Three Wishes
1995 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (TV Movie)
1995 Ripper Man
1994 Little Big League
1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks
1992 The Mighty Ducks
Gordon (10 years old) From October 1984 to August 1996 (11 years 11 months)
Film @ University of Southern California Brock PiErce is skilled in: Entrepreneurship, Digital Media, Start-ups, Video Games, Strategic Partnerships, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Mobile Games, Business Development, Social Games, Online Advertising, Mobile Devices, Social Media, Mobile Applications, Business Strategy