I’ve spent the last 20 years building cooperative technology.
A pioneer in global trust systems.
As the original founder of Couchsurfing, the largest trust experiment of all time, I helped to spearhead the sharing economy & grow the platform to over 20 million users worldwide.
& many more
A leading voice in human cooperation.
My current projects include Upstock, which enables teams to work more collaboratively through worker equity. I also keynote extensively on trust, cooperation & tech entrepreneurship.
& many more
Equity that motivates & inspires.
My latest company, Upstock, replaces the antiquated stock option system with simple, flexible Fortune 1000-grade worker equity for businesses of all sizes.
Each year, I keynote at a select group of conferences about my expertise in tech entrepreneurship, trust building, cooperative systems, and hacking human ego.
After my first successful exit at 19 years old with Hireability, I went on to found Couchsurfing, Upstock, Sovolve & Wonder.
Million dollars raised
My companies have been funded by top VCs such as Benchmark Capital, General Catalyst, Founders Fund & more.
years studying trust & cooperation
Since Couchsurfing was born in 1999, I have dedicated my life to understand how to build cooperative trust systems.
Interested in working together or having me speak at your next event? Click below to inquire about availability.
Partner with Upstock
Have a company or looking for investment opportunities? Contact me directly to discuss partnership options.
inquire about advisory
I advise dozens of startups. Email me directly to share your project & we will determine if it’s a good fit.
book keynote speaking
I book a select handful of events each year. Let’s chat to see if my schedule can accommodate your needs.