Company Advisors

Yobie Benjamin

Yobie Benjamin is a Co-founder/COO, CTO, Advisor, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Conservation/Environmental Activist, Coder and Biohacker, recently honored as a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (commonly known as the Davos Conference).

As Co-founder of Avegant, Yobie has advanced the development of a next generation wearable device - Avegant Glyph - The Smart Headphone and raised $1.5MM on Kickstarter and $9.4MM on Series A and A1. As an advisor for Skully, Yobie has raised $3.4MM via crowdfunding.

Yobie is currently a volunteer civilian advisor for NASA AMES Collaboration Labs and is a partner at Innovation Arts, a specialty innovation and technology consulting firm.

Previously, Yobie was Global Chief Technology Officer at Citigroup ICG/GTS and Chairman of GTS Research Development Innovation & Learning Centres at Citigroup | Institutional Clients Group / Global Transaction Services, with a focus on projects such as Citi Commerce Server, the backend to Google Wallet and Apple Pay.

He was the Founder & CEO and coder of a progressive e-commerce company, GoodStorm.com and now serves as GoodStorm Brand President and SVP of Business Development at Zazzle.com. Yobie is a Former Partner of Ernst & Yong LLP and former Chief Knowledge Officer and Director of Enterprise Security Services at Cambridge Technology Partners' Management Labs.

Awards:
CNN Top 10 Technology Products of 2014 - Avegant Glyph and Skully Systems AR1 Helmets
2015 Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum

Additional Highlights:
Successful venture investor; innovator in the technology, retail and consumer products space; fintech; restaurateur; consumer product design; next generation KYC/AML and anti-fraud systems; software architect and engineer; writer; social activist

Personal Interests:
Synthetic biology, bioinformatics, games and game theory, all things food and wine, progressive politics, technology, music, social justice

Companies:
Avegant, Skully, Nixie, Skyport, Zen Payroll, Steath IoT Security Company, Indie Bio, Wearable World, Wildlife Works

Yobie Benjamin

WHAT IS WILDLIFE WORKS?

Protecting + Forests + Wildlife + Community since 1997.

Wildlife Works is the world's leading REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), project development and management company with an effective approach to applying innovative market based solutions to the conservation of biodiversity. REDD+ was originated by the United Nations (UN) to help stop the destruction of the world's forests.