Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.
In a world where one company controls 77% of all searches, influencing trillions of dollars in spending, shaping perceptions and effectively acting as the primary gatekeeper to the Internet, a new, open and community-driven search engine is a necessity.
Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers - web workers - and gain early adoption, on our way to releasing future versions of the open source platform that will utilize a blockchain-based index, curated by the community.
Together, we can provide Internet users with an alternative to the search hegemony that dictates where most of us learn, engage and spend our valuable attention and resources.
Colin is a serial entrepreneur who founded the community commerce network, ShopCity.com. In 2011, Colin found himself mired in a battle with Google and realized that the world desperately needs a transparent and open search engine.
Rob has more than 20 years experience in application development, network security and project management. Prior to joining ShopCity.com, Rob worked in a C-level position for a big three accounting firm in the Caribbean.
Nolan’s career as a web dev saw him work with CRYPTOCard, Mercedes-Benz and JDS Uniphase, leading to positions as Creative Director, Interactive at XM Radio and VP Engineering at Guardly, a VC-backed tech company.
David joined the ShopCity.com team in 2012 as part of the content department and has worked his way up to become a senior developer. David is largely responsible for frontend development and customer-facing product improvements.
Corey has been programming for more than 25 years, working at vertical marketplace Labx.com, instructing college-level programming courses and serving as lead fullstack engineer for ShopCity.com.
Anthony Di Iorio is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of digital currencies, blockchain and decentralized technologies. He is the founder and CEO of Decentral and Jaxx, and co-founder of the Ethereum Project. He previously served as the Chief Digital Officer at the Toronto Stock Exchange / TMX Group. Anthony guides Presearch on blockchain development and advocates for its growth in the blockchain community.
Rich was the founder and CEO of Blekko, an Internet search engine acquired by IBM Watson. Blekko raised capital from a host of Silicon Valley’s most notable investors and venture capitalists. A serial entrepreneur, Rich also founded news aggregator Topix and the Open Directory Project (DMOZ.org). With his extensive background in search and business, Rich advises Presearch on all aspects of operations and go-to-market strategy.
Addison is a leading Canadian technology lawyer who specializes in blockchain technology startup law. Addison has worked for Etheruem co-founders and is a well known speaker at blockchain law events. He has contributed to various publications such as Bitcoin Magazine. Addison is a programmer and lawyer - he is the founder of a number of legaltech startups, including a legal search engine, Global-Regulation.com. He brings a unique perspective in his role as a legal advisor and counsel to Presearch.
Trey is the SVP of Engineering at Lucidworks, a tech company powering search for many of the world's top companies. Trey has been involved in open source search communities since 2008 through the Apache Lucene/Solr project, which produces the most popular open source search technology in the world. Trey also co-authored Solr in Action, the leading book on Apache Solr. Trey advises Presearch on open source search technology, community and blockchain.
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