Meet the Team
Co-Founder and CEO
Lin founded his first company, the first social network for teens, out of his dorm room in 1999 and later took it public. He spent over 15 years leading digital initiatives and building premium advertising networks at major media companies such as Alloy (Gossip Girls, Vampire Diaries) and Emmis Communications (Hot97, Power 106). Prior to launching HOOCH, Lin was the CMO of Keek, a top mobile video social platform with over 75M users worldwide that was taken public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Lin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where he learned how to be a cool nerd.
Co-founder and CRO
He is also the co-founder of SpringServe, an open video ad serving platform for brands.
Investor and Lead Advisor
He is the founder of the Blockchain Summit on Necker Island with Richard Branson, and he is the co-founder of ACTAI Global. Bill also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Committee.
Previously, Christopher was previously COO for George Soros’s Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Digital Director at the $2B Peter G. Peterson Foundation, as well as brand marketer for Adidas, Jay Z, and Sony Music.
Before starting Vergence Labs, Erick spent over a decade creating high-end 3D digital content technologies for computer graphics. As a leader, he’s led and managed large (20+ staff) teams for many $100M+ budget feature films. As an engineer, he’s created & published complex 3D software algorithms & holds several patents.
As an author and industry speaker he’s authored five books and taught numerous Master Classes at industry conferences, and spoken to large audiences across the globe.
Lead EngineerFounder of ICO Stats, (Prev.) Faraday Future and Marketshare
Lead EngineerFounder of Ethereum LA, (Prev.) Boeing and Raytheon
Principal, CoinCircle1640 Society, SoFi, Westly Group
Head of ContentAuthor, Journalist, INC 500 and FAST 50 Serial Entrepreneur
Investor and AdvisorVice Chair, Crestview, (Prev.): Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs
Investor and AdvisorCNBC Host, (Prev.) CMO Mondelēz International (Kraft Foods), Global Director at Pepsi
Investor and AdvisorPrev CTO of Comcast, SVP Technology of America Online (AOL)
Investor and AdvisorManaging Director of Xapo, (Prev.) CMO Spotify, GM Zynga