We believe that massive leaps forward for humanity will occur when we all put our collective heads together. When the world’s best and brightest share their intellectual assets -- and get fairly compensated for doing so -- we enable innovation to bubble up from every corner of the globe, creating a sustainable system for ongoing collaboration.
This system is made possible ONLY when the quality of assets and creators is verifiable and trusted and can be customized. At InvenTrust, we’ve designed an exchange that incentivizes code creators and code consumers to share and rate high quality software. Harnessing the power of blockchain and AI technologies, we’re introducing decentralized transparency to the Open Source world to ensure the quality of shared content and to speed innovation around the world.
Team and Advisors
We’ve cracked the code on incenting collective innovation by bringing together a world-class team that combines three disciplines integral to our mission:
IP and Rights Management experience - to ensure the protection of intellectual property, while enabling creators to monetize their work. We bring experience managing over $1B in licensing transactions.
Distributed technical team with deep blockchain and AI experience spanning multiple protocols. Our expertise has been leveraged by major multinationals and fast-growing start-ups.
Prior success in building and scaling within both start-ups and established organizations. InvenTrust is led by a team that has raised tens of millions of dollars of venture capital, led growth through IPOs,and managed complex M&A integrations.
Raj Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer
Serial innovator with a track record of hacking ideas into transformative enterprises. As a founder and CEO, he has scaled companies from zero to $30M+ and as a skilled organization builder he has incubated disruptive technologies and innovation processes within Fortune 100 companies. Raj brings expertise in channeling network effects to create extraordinary value for diverse communities across multiple industries -- ranging from healthcare to travel services to software assets. He is an inventor with patents in 3D printed surgical meshes, cognitive radio, and distributed ledgers. Raj is also passionate about the arts and has catalyzed significant shows with leading international artists and museums.
Andy Scott, Business Development
Experienced Business Development, Corporate Development, Strategy, Go-to- Market Executive with significant operational, advisory and new venture experience. Proven ability to develop and execute innovative business models through effective market identification, sales and negotiation. Multi- disciplinary skills including selling high value complex solutions, business development, marketing, fundraising, crypto economics, risk management/insurance and intellectual property strategy. Key advisor to senior management teams at high growth Blockchain, Legal Tech, FinTech, InsureTech, Enterprise IoT and Enterprise Software/SaaS companies both domestic and international.
Ravi Chamria, Technology Lead
Dr. Ravi Chamria founded Sofocle Technologies, an Enterprise Blockchain company. He has an experience of 18+ years in IT consulting spanning across Fintech, InsureTech, Supply Chain and eCommerce. He is an executive MBA from IIM, Lucknow and a prolific speaker on emerging technologies like Blockchain, IoT and AI/ML.
Suzanne Harrison, Strategic Partnerships
Suzanne S. Harrison works with companies to help them realize the true value of their intellectual property. Suzanne has devoted her career to IP realization and exploitation. She works with technology-driven companies at both transactional and strategic levels. She is a Co-Founder and Principal of Percipience LLC, in Palo Alto, CA, a board-level advisory group focused on IP strategy and management, quantifying and mitigating IP risk, and focused innovation.
James DiGiorgio, Licensing Advisor
A dynamic Intellectual Property Attorney with 20+ years of experience and expertise in intellectual property including IP strategy, IP protection and enforcement, patent licensing, trademark licensing, contract negotiations, technology evaluations, joint development agreements, technology commercialization and licensing, commercial transaction, patent litigation management, patent prosecution, M&A matters, and patent acquisitions and sales.
Tomaso Aste, Community Economics
Tomaso Aste is professor of complexity science at UCL Computer Science Department. A trained Physicist, he has substantially contributed to research in financial systems modeling, complex data analytics and machine learning. He is passionate in the investigation of the effect of technologies on society and currently he focuses on the application of Blockchain Technologies to domains beyond digital currencies. He is Scientific Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies; Head of the Financial Computing and Analytics Group. He advises financial institutions, banks, FinTech firms and digital-economy startups.
Simone Righi, Token Engineering
Simone is a Lecturer in Financial Computing at the Department of Computer Science of the University College London and a research associate of the London School of Economics - Systemic Risk Center. He is also an affiliated researcher of the DYNAMETS - Dynamic Systems Analysis for Economic Theory and Society research group and an affiliate member of the Namur Center for Complex Systems (Naxys).
Sarit Markovich, Marketing Strategy
Sarit is a professor in the Strategy Department at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics, and a Ph.D. in economics from Tel Aviv University. Sarit did her Post-Doctoral at the Economics Department, at the University of Chicago. Her current research interests focus on strategic interactions in two-sided markets, patents and licensing, enterprise-wide systems, and strategic pricing in IT and FinTech markets.
James Williams, Technology Advisor
James Williams is a highly regarded CTO who has led venture-backed companies in their quest for building leading-edge technological capabilities. It all started with Star Trek and his Atari. For younger people, think of an Atari as an earlier version of the xbox:) Since he was a child (i.e. 9 years old), he has been curious as to how and why things work the way they do. He built a few games and screen savers with my commodore 64 and literally took apart everything in the house that had power. Post college he worked with some of the brightest minds in the world in the software industry and still maintains the same level of curiosity that compelled him to write his first programs. When not immersed in technology, h spends time playing tournament chess.
Shrikant Inamdar, Asia Operations
Shrikant is credited with building India’s IT services leadership based on bringing six- sigma quality management to the industry. He ran Motorola’s software division in the Asia-Pacific region and was on the senior leadership team of NIIT, which was among the top IT training organizations in the world.
Felix Walter, Euro Enterprise Sales
Felix is passionate about building relationships with clients and colleagues and brings experience leading European sales for major IT services companies in Germany.
Sree Kumar A.P., Community Management
Sree is a dynamic and result-driven professional experienced in setting up operations and building teams ground up. He has spearheaded in creating and managing a large community of remote talent. He is an efficient operations leader and has established revolutionary metrics to drive cost savings, improved operations, creating a culture of organizational change, increased customer loyalty and advanced strategic results. He is passionate about driving.
Mohd Sufyan, Rights Management
Sufy brings significant expertise in IP and rights management expertise and led analytics for IPEngine – which was a leading IP advisory boutique. His team supported over 800 client engagements over 6+ years ranging from Fortune 50 companies to venture-backed start-ups. He delivered prosecution and litigation support, valuation assessments, and licensing transactions for such clients.
Susan George, Marcom Advisor
Susan George is a seasoned marketing strategist, with more than two decades of experience in branding and communications. Particular strengths include brand strategy, communications strategy, marketing messaging, copywriting and editing, creative content development, brand / website development, and general business strategy consulting.
Ghan Vashistha, Technical Project Manager
Currently focused on Blockchain, IoT & AI/ML, he was part of Defense & Aerospace and has developed game changing, futuristic & combat ready solutions for international Defense market. (R&D). He is also experienced in Telecommunication and has played an Integral role in migration to VOIP when twisted pair ruled the industry. (R&D). He has been a key player in transition of legacy broadcasting solutions to next gen Cloud ready solutions as part of Media & Broadcasting.
Jayne Thorpe, Finance Advisor
Sharp, driven senior manager with 15+ years’ experience and proven success across multiple sectors and specific expertise in healthcare. Enthusiastic in approaching large, complex challenges from many angles and able to utilize data analysis, process improvement methods, finance expertise and new business models to deliver effective solutions. Specialized ability to deliver improved efficiency and profitability and “turn a vision into reality”. Keen interest in helping to build new, transformative businesses. Qualified accountant with an MBA from Oxford and an MSc in Health Economics,Policy and Management from LSE.
Lou Kerner, Tokenization Advisor
Lou is a VC 100% focused on Crypto and started his career as an equity analyst following media companies at Merrill Lynch & Goldman Sachs. In 2000, he went to work for Bill Gross at idealab! as CEO of The .tv Corporation. Then, with one of the original founders, they acquired Bolt a leading social networking site that grew to over 20 million monthly uniques. Then he was an angel investor, and started his first fund at Flight VC, and now is 100% at CryptoOracle.io
Raghunath Mashelkar, Advisor
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, also known as Ramesh Mashelkar.He is a Director on the boards of India’s leading companies, from Tatas to Reliance. 42 global universities have bestowed honorary doctorates upon him. As its leader, Mashelkar transformed CSIR, the world’s largest chain of laboratories-heralded as one of the top ten achievements of Indian Science & Technology in the 20th century. He has received Padmavibhushan at the hands of President of India and Star of Asia at the hands of George Bush (Sr), former US President.
Marc LaMagna, Advisor
Marc is an experienced start-up Investor, Board Member & Advisor. He is a Corporate Strategy & Development professional with broad range of experience growing early- and mid-stage technology companies in clean tech, AI software, energy, and digital media.
Esther Koh, Advisor
Experienced Director Sector Development with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Strong support professional skilled in Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Business Process Improvement, Reverse Logistics, and Cross-functional Team Leadership.
- Raj Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer
- Andy Scott, Business Development
- Ravi Chamria, Technology Lead
- Suzanne Harrison, Strategic Partnerships
- James DiGiorgio, Licensing Advisor
- Tomaso Aste, Community Economics
- Simone Righi, Token Engineering
- Sarit Markovich, Marketing Strategy
- James Williams, Technology Advisor
- Shrikant Inamdar, Asia Operations
- Felix Walter, Euro Enterprise Sales
- Sree Kumar A.P., Community Management
- Mohd Sufyan, Rights Management
- Susan George, Marcom Advisor
- Ghan Vashistha, Technical Project Manager
- Jayne Thorpe, Finance Advisor
- Lou Kerner, Tokenization Advisor
- Raghunath Mashelkar, Advisor
- Marc LaMagna, Advisor
- Esther Koh, Advisor
- Adi Ben-Ari , Advisor