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Orchid Labs

Orchid Labs

Orchid Labs is a company developing the open source Orchid protocol, which is a peer-to-peer network and online marketplace for selling and buying internet bandwidth.

Orchid is a blockchain and software development company that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017 by Brian Fox, Gustav Simonsson, Jay Freeman, Stephen Bell, and Steven Waterhouse. The company is developing an open source protocol, called the Orchid Protocol, which is a blockchain-based decentralized peer-to-peer network protocol that powers a marketplace for buying and selling internet bandwidth.

Funding

SAFT

On October 26, 2017 Orchid Labs announced closing their seed SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens) funding round with $4.7 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Blockchain Capital, Polychain Capital, Sequoia Capital, Struck Capital, MetaStable Capital, Firestartr, Fabric Ventures, Divergence Digital Currency, DFJ Growth, and CrunchFund. 

Venture

On April 20, 2018 Orchid Labs completed a venture capital round with $36.1 million in funding from Visary Capital, Threshold, Sequoia Capital, Polychain, MetaStable Capital, Compound, BoxGroup, Blockchain Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz. 

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aeron Buchanan

Investor



Alexander Kehaya

Employee



Alexander Lloyd

Advisor



Brian Fox

Founder



Daniel Montgomery

Employee



Greg Hazel

Employee



Gustav Simonsson

Founder



Jay Freeman (saurik)

Founder



Jessica Craft

Employee



Matthew Roszak

Advisor



Naval Ravikant

Investor



Patrick J. Dietzen

Employee



Paul Veradittakit

Investor



Steven Waterhouse

CEO



Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
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$125 Million: Orchid Is Raising One of 2018's Biggest Token Sales - CoinDesk

David Floyd

Web



Orchid: Enabling Decentralized Network Formation andProbabilistic Micro-Payments

David L. Salamon, Gustav Simonsson, Brian Vohaska, and Brian J. Fox withStephen F. Bell, and Steven Waterhouse, Ph.D.

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Upcming Orchid Protocol ICO is no-brainer but if you want join, better be prepared -- Steemit

whd

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Are Users Able to Take Control of Their Data? (Steven Waterhouse, Orchid Labs Inc.)

December 7, 2017

Dr. Steve "Seven" Waterhouse of Orchid Labs: Decentralized Technologies | Blockstack Berlin 2018

March 22, 2018

The Internet Free from Censorship & Surveillance - Brian Fox, Orchid Labs

May 15, 2018

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