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ARA

ARA

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Developers

Developers can easily build decentralized applications for video, music, photos, and so much more using the platform. Though the protocol, ARA provides developers with a network of self-contained file system archives that allows for secure storage, transmission, and access with lightning fast delivery. One of the many benefits of building on ARA includes gaining significant savings on streaming and bandwidth costs, while also giving users the highest quality streams.

Creators

Large revenue splits and transaction fees are some of the biggest hurdles for creators today. With ARA, creators have the ability to distribute their content directly to consumers, removing the need to pay royalty fees to middlemen. In the system, creators own their data and ensure their content is secure and the ownership is immutable. ARA also gives creators a decentralized, universal wallet to receive payments across all applications with no bank fees.

Consumers

In the ARA ecosystem, consumers completely own their identity and data, and similar to creators, they receive the benefit of managing a single digital, universal wallet. Through this profile, users can support and purchase content from their favorite creators, games, and publishers. When people join ARA or an ARA-enabled application, they get rewarded with tokens for participating in the system and delivering files. They can then use these tokens to get more content or exchange with friends.

Team
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Tony Mugavero
Chief Executive Officer
4x Tech Founder & CEO. 13 years In content delivery for partners like Disney, Sony, Google, NBCUniversal
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Joseph Werle
Chief Technology Officer
Digital Builder previously at Spotify & AppNexus. Believer in the DAT Protocol & the Secure Distributed Web.
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Vanessa Kincaid
Chief Brand Officer
Creative Director. Oversees brand, product & communications. Has worked with global brands like LVMH, CBS, L'Oreal. 10 + yrs in brand & product development.
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Matt Collado
Chief Content Officer
Entrepreneur and producer working with Red Bull, Sony, A+E, WWE and Disney. Previously Co-Founder of Human Being Media.
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Charles Kelly
Director, Protocol Development
Previously at Betaworks. Experience building on Ethereum, Games, & VR.
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Eric Jiang
Lead Blockchain Engineer
Smart contract design and protocol architecture. Previously, he has worked as an AR, VR, and Applications Engineer at Littlstar where he helped the company breakout into the AR space and expand its presence to Android TV and Daydream.
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Brooklyn Earick
SVP, Marketing & Partnerships
3x Entrepreneur, Touring Warner Music Artist, NASA Engineer. Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Expert. Growth Hacker.
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Andrew Grathwohl
Director, Media Technology
Signal processing & content pipeline expert. Previously at Amazon & Showtime.
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Vanessa Pyne
Principal Manager
Software Engineer. OpenGL enthusiast. Creative coder. Previously at Animoto.
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Logan Dwight
Director, Product
Product Designer. Systems design & UI/UX. Previously at Kabam Games, Catch.com, and founder of The Soap Collective.
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Lucy Lu
SVP, Finance
Finance expert that combines sustainability INTO corporate strategy. Previously at Twitter & Marin Software.
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Dominic Giglio
Chief Information Officer
Senior Full Stack Engineer. Previously at CUNY and Citigroup. Operations and solutions expert.
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Brandon Plaster
Engineering Manager, Ara Labs
Mixed Reality Developer for socially conscious computing. Previously \Art, Cornell Tech, SSL, founder of Phylosofy.
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Sunny Atwal
Product Engineer
Previously at Rockstar Games, Gameloft, Jintronix and Pluralsight.

Advisors
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Michelle Phan
Social Star, Entrepreneur, CEO of Thematic, Ipsy, Divinium
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Serge Kassardjian
Founder & COO, NextRev Commerce; Formerly Google
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David Fields
Founder & CEO, Neutral Network; Formerly Tornante
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Peter Bray
Founder, Bray & Co.; Formerly Chief Digital Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
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Greg Mertz
Advisor to Chairman, Warner Music Group
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Lee Millstein
Head of Partnerships, Google
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Cody Simms
Managing Director, TechStars
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Bucky Heath
Head of Partnerships, MLB & Tickets.com

Partners
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