Brock Pierce is a 15x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency, and is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Crypto Currency Partners. Pierce is also an advisor, mentor, or board member of GoCoin, expresscoin, Noble Markets, Blade Financial, ZenBox, Tether, BitGo, Coin Congress, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin Asia and Plug and Play. He chairs the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, is a prolific angel investor, leads BitAngels Los Angeles, and runs an AngelList top 10 syndicate. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games; ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers; and IGE, the company credited with pioneering the market for digital currency in online games. He is also a founder of Playsino, Five Delta, Evertune, GamesTV and Digital Entertainment Network. In addition, Pierce is an active supporter of non-profit and advocacy organizations and is a member of Clinton Global Initiative. He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford, USC and UCLA.
Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in online and mobile gaming, payment systems, digital currency, and distributed systems. He pioneered the market for digital currency. He has raised more than $200 million for companies he founded and led more than 30 acquisitions. Mr. Pierce is the serving Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, which has invested in more than 35 companies.
Mr. Pierce also is the founder of IMI Exchange, ZAM and IGE. IMI Exchange is the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion. Mr. Pierce participated in raising capital for IMI Exchange from blue chip investors such as Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners. ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers was acquired by Tencent, generating a return to investors. IGE pioneered the use of digital currency for online games. Achieving revenues exceeding $100 million in 2006, IGE was sold in 2007. Mr. Pierce also is a founder, advisor, or board member of GoCoin, Blade Payments, Noble Markets, BitGo, ChangeTip, Tether, BlockStreet, Coin Congress, Plug and Play, Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Five Delta (merged with publicly-traded 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.