Ariel Meilich is the founder and former CEO of Decentraland, a virtual world platform that allows users to create, experience, and monetize content and applications. Decentraland is built on the Ethereum blockchain and is powered by the MANA token. In Decentraland, users can purchase virtual land, build their own virtual worlds, and create unique experiences that can be shared with others. The platform aims to create a decentralized and community-driven virtual world where users have full control over their assets and experiences.
With experience in venture capital and data analytics, Ariel has worked as an Analyst at Charles River Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture fund, and as the founder of Benchrise, a big-data company whose product helped find software engineers for tech companies.
Before entering the world of tech, he spent two years as a National Institute of Health fellow, performing neuroscience research on human decision-making, while running a BPO agency that catered to clients such as Amazon and General Electric.
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