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Genesis Accel

Genesis Accel

We help startups by accelerating them with people, technology and expertise on their journey to disruption.

The cliché that COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation, compressing 10 years of growth into a single year, contains a profound truth—that our economy is shifting towards a decentralized software-centric operational model.

5 Tech Trends for 2022: Digital Transformation, Cloud and Talent Wars, eWeek, January 2022

Genesis Accel was founded in 2021 by proven operators and investors with decades of experience and deep expertise in core technology: architecture, security and business scale.

Capitalizing on the Digital Convergence

We invest in early-stage startups that are going to impact the digital revolution including decentralized web, next-gen apps and WFX.

People Matter

Focusing on people is the competitive advantage for any startup that is pioneering a disruptive industry.

Unique Ecosystem

Entrepreneurs have chosen to partner with us for our deep domain expertise and unique access to Genesis Global and network of business operators.

Our Portfolio

Display, the ‘Social That Pays’, put the creators on the focus. Our platform revolves around the people who create valuable content. We believe that they deserve the reward for all the efforts they put in.

Influence offers a comprehensive suite of services that empower government operators with the most advanced and powerful tools for real-time sentiment analysis and communication campaign management.

PORTL is the first device that lets people beam themselves to a location thousands of miles away and interact with people there. You can call it telepresence, or even holoportation, but it’s real right now. 

Integricell is a security consulting company serving the United States and International markets since 2010.  Our consultants have been immensely successful in helping medium size and F-500 organizations find security problems before cyber criminals do. We also help organizations hold their service providers accountable to keep its system security up-to-date and effective.

Siriux takes risk management for SaaS seriously. Our abbreviated M365 Sample Scans and in-depth M365 Full Scans help identify and remediate significant security vulnerabilities throughout SaaS products.

Acquired by Vectra!

Versusgame unique mobile platform is designed to put your money where your mouth is. We have created an online prediction money marketplace. Simply, we allow anyone to play games that ask players to calculate which celebrity will be trending on social media, what business will have a higher stock price, or what cryptocurrency will worth more. 

Gemini is a cryptocurrency platform for buying, selling, storing, and spending cryptocurrencies. Regulated by NYSDFS it is compliant to cyber and capital reserve requirements as well as standards set by the New York Banking Law. Gemini is the world’s first SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 certified crypto exchange and custodian.

MoonPay’s simple yet effective platform provides payment infrastructure for crypto and enables crypto-to-fiat transactions for 30 fiat currencies and more than 90 cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In addition, Moonpay offers native nonfungible token (NFT) solution that allows users to buy and sell NFTs. The firm closed a $555 million Series A funding round led by prominent industry investors.

Animoca Brands is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. A Deloitte Tech Fast winner, developing a broad spectrum of products like REVV token and SAND Token. Animoca Brands continues to build its portfolio of over 150 investments in NFT and metaverse related companies including but not limited to Axi Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Bitski, and Star Atlas.

Allocations is a fund admin platform that allows fund managers to build, raise, and close funds or SPVs in days—rather than weeks or months.

Wasoko is an an asset-light platform and a marketplace for distributing fast-moving consumer goods from suppliers to retailers. Wasoko is transforming access to essential goods and services by connecting small shops to the digital economy.

Moon Mortgage is a crypto-backed mortgage provider—lending reimagined for crypto investors.

The TrilioVault platform delivers modern data protection and gives customers more power and control over their cloud and container environments. Organizations rely on the cloud-native data protection software to manage and backup their applications to meet SLAs, compliance requirements and recover from planned or unplanned outages.

Meet the Team

Ernesto Di Giambattista

Ernesto Di Giambattista

Managing Director

A passionate entrepreneur, Ernesto Di Giambattista has started several successful businesses, including security orchestration firm ZeroNorth, which he led through multiple rounds of funding and deployment at several Fortune 100 companies.

Prior to ZeroNorth, Ernesto held multiple business & technology executive roles including Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group. There he was responsible for transforming his organization into a technology services group, to include the development a center of operational excellence and full redesign of critical security controls, while decreasing the organization’s operational costs.

From 2004 and 2011, Ernesto served as senior member of Bank of America’s Information Security & Resiliency Group and Corporate Audit organizations, where he was responsible for assessing and managing the information security risk of global technology vendors. In addition, during his tenure, Ernesto was instrumental in the cybersecurity integration of acquisitions of other financial institutions.

Further, Ernesto has been a trusted advisor on cybersecurity for private and public entities, including members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Ernesto also serves as a Board of Director to the Massachusetts Technology Collaboratives and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council.

Tom Meredith

Tom Meredith

Managing Director

Tom Meredith has over 20 years of successful business leadership experience. He has been instrumental in creating new verticals for Genesis through client-driven, custom service creation. As a proven expert in designing and delivering a company strategic vision, attracting and developing top-notch executives teams, and building a corporate culture to flourish, motivate and maintain a company’s’ overall continued growth, Tom is excited about his ever-growing position within Genesis Global.

Tom has transformed Genesis Global Recruiting from the staffing industry into Genesis Global Workforce Solutions, a full-service workforce management company.

Tom’s direct involvement with the overall company’s growth and day-to-day operations officially began in 2001. His other responsibilities include evaluating, developing and establishing credibility with the company’s prospective and current clients, strategic partners and the industry’s top organizations.

Meet Our Advisors

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Paul Martin is a data-driven Human Resources senior executive, possessing unique knowledge of the entertainment industry, executive talent pipeline and compensation strategies.

Since 2014, Paul has been the Global Chief Diversity Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He has developed and managed impactful strategies that leverage SPE’s talent and corporate brand portfolio worldwide. As a key point of contact with external organizations and stakeholders, Paul has also been instrumental in mitigating risk and building workforce resiliency from cybersecurity and incidents at Sony Pictures.

His track record of structuring custom partnerships with creative talent, corporate executives and key external organizations that connect to and drive key business results is widely recognized on an international scale.

As the expansion and confluence of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging automation technologies continue to rise in workplace tools and processes, Paul has become focused on how this will this impact diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, he is monitoring the potential unintentional discriminatory impact that automation bias can have on hiring decisions, learning and development and career mobility in the workplace.

Prior to his role with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paul spent over 15 years in senior positions at Warner Bros, LRN, The Legal Knowledge Company, Johnson & Johnson and Merrill Lynch. He carries a broad business background in finance, marketing, talent strategy and business development.

Paul is the recipient of several awards of distinction from the African American Film Critics Association, California Diversity Council, Walter Kaitz Foundation, Vanguard, and National Association of Minorities in Communication. In addition, he serves on California’s ScholarShare Investment Board and the Board for Hollywood CPR and RespectAbility.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

President, Spinnaker Security LLC

“The soft things are the hard things!
People make or break a mission.
Finding the right people, finding the right partners, finding the right allies and advisors.
Those who figure that out first, have the advantage in achieving their mission.
The Genesis Accel Team not only understands the importance of people, but they have also spent their careers focusing on finding the right people.“

Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired) is the Founder and President, of Spinnaker Security LLC, a cybersecurity consulting business focused on understanding, identifying and mitigating business risks associated with cybersecurity. Additionally, Michael brings executive leadership, including crisis management, from both public and private sector experiences. Just prior to this position, he was President, RSA Federal LLC and Vice President/General Manager Global Public Sector of RSA Security LLC. Responsibilities also included RSA Information Technology, Security and Enterprise Risk Management portfolios. RSA is part of Dell Technologies and formerly of EMC.

Michael joined RSA after a career of more than 31 years in the United States Navy. During his career, he had significant leadership positions within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security regarding cybersecurity. His last position on active duty was as the Director, Cybersecurity Coordination for DHS where he was responsible for increasing interdepartmental collaboration in strategic planning for the Nation’s cybersecurity, mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of current operational cybersecurity mission activities for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Michael also served as DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, Acting Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications and as the Assistant Deputy Director Joint Interagency Task Force for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Michael’s naval career included numerous staff, afloat and joint positions. He also had various leadership positions, including command of the Naval Information Warfare Activity.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, he also has a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Electronic Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and was a designated Acquisition Professional.


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