By @SimonCocking

What is your background briefly?

I’m a long-time entrepreneur and company operator. I started my first company in college and was previously the CEO of Userplane (acquired by AOL), Tsavo (acquired by Cybermedia), PBJ (acquired by JB), MySpace (acquired by Specific Media), Myspace Japan (acquired by Softbank), and FIM (acquired by Rubicon Project).
I’m currently the co-founder & CEO of startup studio and venture capital firm Science Inc., the disruptive media, marketing, and brand building company that creates, invests, acquires, and scales successful digital businesses. We have co-founded and invested in more than 70 companies, including Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, HelloSociety, FameBit, Earny, Pray and Mammoth.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

I started my career as an entrepreneur, and now I spend my time meeting with countless entrepreneurs day in and day out. I love doing what I do — I work closely with and advise founders on how to build profitable enterprises.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

We recently launched Science Blockchain, a new blockchain-focused incubator. We raised $12 million for it via an ICO and are now looking closely at ways to disrupt industries like fintech and supply chain with blockchain.

Why did you get involved with the SyncFab ICO?

The supply chain industry is especially ripe for disruption by blockchain. SyncFab is a proven player in the supply chain space, and I think their expertise combined with the blockchain platform is a recipe for success.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

So many ICOs are based on nothing but a white paper. SyncFab is the opposite of that. Many companies already use SyncFab today including many of the most innovative companies in the world. SyncFab has a proven business and team, and its evolution into blockchain makes perfect sense.

How can people find out more about 1. The ICO and 2. you & your work?

You can learn more about the SyncFab ICO at blockchain.syncfab.com and more about myself and Science Inc. at science-inc.com.

About Mike Jones

Mike builds and invests in innovative online and mobile businesses. He spent his career growing businesses ranging from early stage start-ups to private equity-backed assets to public media companies.

 Mike founded, advised, and invested numerous businesses returning $2.5B in successful outcomes for founders, including application platform Userplane (acquired by AOL), Tsavo Media, Movoxx, PeopleMedia and Brizzly. 
Currently, he is a co-founder and the CEO of Science Inc., bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources, and financing through a centralized platform. Science Inc. grows and funds businesses that change the way people discover and buy brands (Dollar Shave Club), reshape how content is created and shared (Wishbone), and create economic efficiencies through marketplaces (Famebit, DogVacay). The company most recently launched Science Blockchain, an incubator focused on blockchain-based companies. Science Inc.’s investors include top venture capital firms such as Tomorrow Ventures, founded by Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Hearst Ventures.

Super angel investor insights with Gil Penchina, and his new advisory role with Syncfab


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