Humaniq, a London, UK-based blockchain company, secured $3m in funding with its Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
Co-founded by blockchain technology and crypto-currency visionary Alex Fork along with Artificial Intelligence and DeepTech expert and entrepreneur Dmitry Kaminskiy, and led by CEO Dinis Guarda, a Fintech and Blockchain author, lecturer and entrepreneur, Humaniq uses the Ethereum blockchain and biometric technology to develop a financial application which will give users access to microloans, donations, peer to peer lending services and a digital work ecosystem, similar to Fiverr or Amazon Mechanical Turk, where they could multitask on their phones.
Fork is the author of books such as “Bitcoin. More Than Just Money”, editor of “Exponential Organization” by Salim Ismail (Russian edition) and “Value Web” by Chris Skinner (Russian edition), founder of Future FinTech Accelerator.
Kaminskiy is an innovative entrepreneur and investor who is active in the fields of BioTech, FinTech, BlockChain and Artificial Intelligence. He is cofounder and managing partner at the Deep Knowledge Ventures investment fund, focused on AI and DeepTech, globally known as the first company to appoint artificial intelligence to its board of directors.
Guarda founded ventures including IntelligentHQ.com, TradingFloor.com (for Saxo Bank) and BlockchainAge.com. He also has experience in working with organizations such as the United Nations, MasterCard, Saxo Bank and Greenpeace. Furthermore, he teaches in Copenhagen Business School and Groupe INSEEC / University of Monaco.
The company is now joining Barclays’ ThinkRise to work closely alongside other startups and global organizations with influence and business relationships in global locations such as NY, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and across the United Kingdom.