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OUR TEAM

  • CEO / CO-FOUNDER

    Robert Binning is an active cryptocurrency, blockchain, and distributed systems enthusiast. Robert was introduced to blockchain technology through mining Bitcoin back in 2012 and then Litecoin in 2013. In 2014 while experimenting with the 21Bitcoin distributed computing ecosystem, Robert created a text-based digital marketplace that accepted fractions of bitcoins for the viewership of pet photos. It was through this experimentation that the fundamentals behind StreamSpace were born. Since founding StreamSpace in 2016, Robert has been traveling the world speaking on the future impact that blockchain technology and distributed computing systems will have on the film industry. Robert attended the University of Texas and is an active member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

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  • COO / CO-FOUNDER

    James Baggett is a competitive executive with a background in business development, sales, operations, and capital deployment in the fields of real estate and digital assets. His fascination of leading-edge technology led him to the blockchain ecosystem in 2015, when he began experimenting with Ethereum and realized the impact that distributed systems and blockchain would have on certain industries. With a passion for emerging technology, security, and all things indie, James co-founded StreamSpace. James is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete from the University of Portland.

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  • CTO

    Hari Murugesan specializes in designing and writing system level software. Hari began programming at the age of twelve and worked in India and UK for five years as a software developer before moving to the US. He received his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Missouri (Rolla). He was introduced to Bitcoin as an efficient method of transferring money from India to the US. Hari is passionate about security, cryptography, and machine learning. In his free time, Hari is a water sports enthusiast and takes advantage of Austin’s live music scene.

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  • CSO

    Jose Tormo joined StreamSpace in 2017, bringing 30 years of business strategy and product marketing expertise with Fortune 500 technology leaders including Motorola, Hewlett Packard, and AMD. Jose received his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from MIT and MBA from Stanford University. He is an avid motorcyclist and leads the South Austin Ukulele Jam, a loose collective of musicians.

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  • DEVELOPER

    Asutosh Patel Joined StreamSpace in 2018 as a full stack developer specializing in web app development. Asutosh is always in learning mode and is passionate about Blockchain technology and its potential applications. Avid cryptocurrency advocate since 2014. When he is not coding, Asutosh enjoys playing football and badminton

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  • DEVELOPER

    Nagendra Kumar Joined StreamSpace in 2018 as a self-learnt blockchain enthusiast. Nagendra started his career working for Cognizant Technology Solutions under the Banking, Finance and Insurance Domain(BFSI). Coding skills and knowledge over diverse languages in blockchain technology caused him to move to product development at Krypc Technologies. Later, he worked as a core blockchain developer applying domain and technical skills at Bedouin Systems Private Limited solving various challenging enterprise product development problems in distributed systems. Nagendra has 4 years of concrete experience as a Software Developer in product development at all phases of the SDLC. He is technically competent with cards and payment systems utilizing blockchain technology. Nagendra is skilled at working with different protocols such as Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum, IPFS, Hashgraph, HP Tandem systems, and IBM Mainframe servers in projects related to Tokenization, Cryptography, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, EMV Cards, Krypcore and BaaS for clients including FirstData and JPMorgan Chase.

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  • OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Liven Murugesan Liven Murugesan started working for StreamSpace in 2018 as the Director of Operations for the Bangalore Development Center. His previous experience includes 3 years at HDFC bank as a relationship manager, and then as a financial advisor. He holds Bachelor of Commerce in Risk management from Bharathiar university and an MBA in marketing from the University of Mysore. When he is not focusing on his career, Liven is a sports enthusiast and enjoys traveling and trading cryptocurrencies.

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  • Product Designer

    Sarah French is a product designer who specializes in developing innovative digital products. She is passionate about making new technologies accessible to mainstream audiences through user experiences that are both empowering and delightful. In addition to her role at StreamSpace, Sarah is currently earning her M.S. in Integrated Design, Business & Technology as part of the interdisciplinary Design@USC program, which focuses on the application of design thinking and creative problem-solving across disciplines and organizations.

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OUR ADVISORS

  • Advisor Formerly Netflix, Director of Mobile Streaming

    Lionel is a software engineering pioneer and a thought leader in video streaming and mobile multimedia technologies. Before founding the mobile multimedia consulting company, Ficana, Lionel was the Director of Mobile Streaming at Netflix where he oversaw all of Netflix’s mobile streaming efforts across iOS, Android, and Windows. Previously, Lionel was the System Engineering Director at Texas Instruments and Manager of Software Engineering at RealNetworks. Lionel led the “MPEG-4 Systems” research project involving the development of multimedia applications integrating audio, video and graphics (MPEG, VRML), streaming over the Internet. Lionel participated extensively in the ISO/MPEG-4 standardization committee via contributions in the definition of the system layers. Lionel joined StreamSpace as an Advisor in 2018.

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  • Advisor MANAGER, SONY CRACKLE ORIGINALS; FORMERLY LIONSGATE

    Ka Wai Ho is a seasoned executive with experience in entertainment media, venture capital, and strategy consulting. He is currently the business manager for Sony Crackle Originals studio, where he is responsible for the success of the content from the initial green-lighting to securing distribution and effectively launching/marketing the content as well as working with the business intelligence/data analytics team to ensure continued success. Previously, Ka Wai was an Executive Director for Lionsgate Entertainment, where he helped to oversee one of the Production and Distribution subsidiaries, reporting to the COO of TV. Ka Wai assisted financing numerous film and TV projects such as Two Guns starring Mark Walberg and Denzel Washington, the Chinese/Canadian co-production Outcast starring Nicholas Cage and Hayden Christensen, and the television series True Justice starring Steven Segal. Ka Wai is a graduate of the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

  • Advisor Producer, 2 Emmys and 3 Golden Globes

    Michael M. Robin is an award-winning Producer and Director who has worked on such high-profile series as "NYPD Blue”, "Nip/Tuck”, TNT's "The Closer", "Rizzoli & Isles", "Major Crimes" and “Dallas". He has earned Producing Emmys® for "NYPD Blue" and "L.A. Law" as well as three Golden Globes® for “Nip/Tuck”, "NYPD Blue” and "L.A. Law”. Robin began his career as a production assistant on the hit series "L.A. Law", where he worked his way up to Producer in the fourth season and later received an Emmy for his work on the series. He then segued to "Cop Rock" as a Producer, where he made his Directorial debut. He added a second producing Emmy and Directing nomination for his work on "NYPD Blue". Robin spent 11 years working for Steven Bochco before branching out on his own on the ABC TV show "C-16". Following "C-16", he began the Shephard/Robin Co. with Greer Shephard until 2017. Robin currently is in an Overall Development Deal with WBTV.

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  • Advisor Principal/COO at Tiller Partners; Formerly Disney, 21st Century Fox

    Tory is an experienced entrepreneur and investor with a deep background in mobile and digital media. Prior to joining Tiller, Tory was co-founder of The Art of Charm, an information-based publishing firm with a Top 50 iTunes ranking and over 2 million downloads per month. Tory also worked at Oaktree Capital Management, The Walt Disney Company, Merrill Lynch and 21st Century Fox. He holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University and played football for the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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