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China's top VC, Matrix Partners China, unveils<br />first US blockchain investment: HADRON

China's top VC, Matrix Partners China, unveils
first US blockchain investment: HADRON

Built by experienced entrepreneurs and engineers from Stanford, Harvard, and Google, HADRON automatically connects the demand for computation and tasks with a large user and device population to get enterprise tasks done in record time and efficiency.
Millions of tasks per second
Engineered for a global user base, HADRON’s novel protocols scale far beyond existing blockchains.
One simple app, many ways to earn
Users install the HADRON Workforce App to both monetize their idle devices and actively earn by performing human intelligence tasks in a game-like environment.
Trustless, stateless, scalable payments
Unlike payment channels and group lotteries, HADRON’s payment protocol is trustless, stateless, and scales to an unbounded number of workers.
AI Marketplace Module is live
Over 800 million images have been processed by thousands of Workforce workers running deep learning models.
Meet the Team
Darick Tong

Darick Tong

Darick is a Principal Engineer at Google, where he has built large-scale distributed systems since 2003. He is part of the team that developed and launched Gmail, and is a recipient of the Google Founders Award. At Stanford, he focused on artificial intelligence in his undergraduate studies and cryptography in his graduate studies in computer science.

David Papandrew

David Papandrew

“Papa” brings 20 years of product management experience to the team. He is a co-founder of Fanpop and served as Chief Product Officer. Previously, he worked at several leading technology and media companies in the Bay Area in both the B2C and B2B spaces. Papa grew up in Hawaii and studied at Occidental and Harvard.

Cliff Szu

Cliff Szu

Cliff is an entrepreneur and CEO of Hadron. He was CEO and co-founder of Fanpop, a community-powered network achieving over 50 million uniques. Cliff grew up on the East Coast and studied computer science and economics at Stanford.

Michael Chu

Michael Chu

Michael was instrumental in building out the technology and decentralized strategies embraced by millions of users at Fanpop. Previously, Michael worked at Intel where he helped develop and launch the Intel Centrino platform and was awarded six patents in Computer Vision. A California native, Michael studied computer science at U.C. Berkeley.

Evan Szu

Evan Szu

Evan has managed technology product development for over a decade in Silicon Valley. He received dual degrees in computer science and chemistry from Brown University where he explored computer simulation techniques for modeling atomic and molecular motion. He later completed a Ph.D. at Stanford where he was awarded a Stanford Graduate Fellowship.

Simon Ilra Wei

Simon Ilra Wei

Simon is a multi-disciplinary designer with extensive background in Visual Design, UI, and UX Design. Previously, he worked at 3Q Digital where he helped optimize marketing creatives for leading technology companies including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Nokia, and more. Bilingual in English and Korean, Simon grew up in the Bay Area and received a BFA at the elite ArtCenter College of Design.

Our Advisors
Rob Ferber

Rob Ferber

Rob was Chief Scientist at Tesla and is currently Chief Engineer at Virgin Hyperloop One. A serial entrepreneur, Rob has two billion-dollar IPOs to his credit and has previously held the CTO or CEO position at a half-dozen Silicon Valley companies.

David Galvin

David Galvin

Dave is a payments, technology and internet veteran, with over 25 years of business and operating experience in Silicon Valley and is VP of Business Development at MasterCard. Previously, at 24 Hour Fitness, Dave led the successful $1.85B sale of the company.

Matthew Le Merle

Matthew Le Merle

Matthew is co-founder of Fifth Era and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital. Matthew is an expert on corporate growth, innovation and business transformations having advised Amazon, Cisco, eBay, HP, Microsoft, PayPal and others on growth and innovation-related issues.

Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan

Dr. Ryan is the Trust, Strategy and Engineering Principal for Google Cloud and former Senior Policy Counsel at Google. He was U.N. Advisor to the Internet Governance Forum from 2013-2016 and has authored papers with Vint Cerf on net neutrality and internet policy.

Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Henri-Claude is the EU Chair for Global Governance and Sino-European Business Relations at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is also an emeritus professor at INSEAD and a visiting professor at the Stanford GSB since 1988.

Jeff Chi

Jeff Chi

Dr. Chi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford’s School of Medicine. Dr. Chi advises us on medical applications for Hadron AI and the charitable and research opportunities at Stanford and elsewhere.

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