We have come together to form zMint.co because we believe passionately in the power of the blockchain to transform finance and society.
The conventional financial models have been successful for insiders, but have often resulted in founders being kicked out of their companies or small startups being robbed of their intellectual property by larger competitors. Many startups express frustration with the equity lost and time wasted pursuing the traditional venture capital fundraising path. A well-designed digital token can open new opportunities in the modern era.
Reusable digital tokens and Smart Contracts represent a new model for today’s times, one that results in “win-win-win” opportunities. It can be challenging to design a new economy, and to fit an existing business idea into the blockchain. zMint.co helps our clients solve these problems and design visionary solutions that will take their business to the next level.
Who We Are
Our team have experience building successful companies – we know what it is like to run a startup, and can help our clients avoid common mistakes.
Steve is a technology entrepreneur from New Zealand. He wrote the HotDog HTML Editor, which was named as the 3rd most downloaded Internet software in 1997. He founded Sausage Software and took it public on the Australian Stock Exchange as CEO at the age of 23, the first Internet software IPO in Australia. He then purchased Aussie Bodies, a turnaround deal which was sold to Healtheries in a private trade sale. Under Steve’s ownership the business grew 600% in 5 years. Steve also founded Urbanise (ASX:UBN), the first Smart Cities company to list on the Australian Stock Exchange. Steve has lived in Silicon Valley for many years and worked with more than 50 tech startups as mentor, Director, or angel investor.
David is a corporate finance executive based in Singapore. He has worked on several global transactions, including on Wall Street for one of the largest banks in the world, and has advised on numerous corporate transactions. As Executive Director of Pierce Group Asia based in Singapore for the past 15 years, he has helped take several early stage investments through to IPO and trade sale, and advised on a number of successful acquisitions.
Sydney is an Internet entrepreneur from Melbourne, Australia. He co-founded FreeOnline, the largest free ISP in Australia, and attracted a strategic investment from Concert Communication, a joint venture between AT & T and British Telecom. Previously he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and Mitchell Madison Group. Syd holds several US and Australian patents in electronic messaging and is also an accomplished sports photographer covering Grand Slam tennis, Formula 1, FIFA and FIS events.
Dorjee Sun is a social entrepreneur from Sydney, Australia. He is a pioneer with environmental credits, financial instruments and carbon trading. Dorjee was a TIME Magazine Hero of the Environment for brokering multimillion dollar transactions with banks and mining companies to protect rainforests globally and “The Burning Season” is a documentary narrated by Hugh Jackman which follows this journey. Dorjee has co-founded several technology companies which have been succesfully sold and runs PhD technology commercialisation programs at universities. He is a World Economic Forum YGL, Asia21 Leader and his interests for over a decade in carbon credits and financial instruments for social good have led him to cryptocurrencies and digital innovations. [detailed bio]