Crucible believes in the inevitability of an Open Metaverse, and works to build tools and communities to bring it to reality the right way.
Ensuring that humans remain at the centre of technology and establishing infrastructure and standards to ensure user sovereignty in the new digital worlds and economies will make the difference between a Black Mirror future and a White Mirror future – one where everything’s connected, intelligent and accessible for all people, without the surveillance capitalism.
Co-Founder and CTO
Toby is a Technical Futurist. A Hacker, Coder Writer and Troublemaker he has been trying to climb into the computer since he was a child, with 22 years experience in enterprise software and game development. A cross disciplinarian, big picture architect and solution designer, Toby has worked on future looking enterprise solutions for companies as diverse as Pricewaterhousecoopers and Disney.
Toby’s real passion is the Metaverse, or the Spatial Web. From falling in love at age 7 with Industrial Light & Magic’s philosophy of inventing technology to achieve their storytelling aims, to dabbling with early attempts at VR and virtual worlds, he is a hands on technical futurist whose obsession is the bringing together of disparate technologies and disciplines to enable new ways of doing things in a manner that brings all people along for the ride.
Toby drinks constantly from the firehose of the bleeding edge, and through his CTO & development consultancy he has worked to distill this knowledge and his industry experience and use it to help companies develop advanced solutions using VR/AR/MR, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence.
At Crucible, Toby is the Co-founder and CTO, ultimately responsible for the research, design and architecture behind the technology.
Co-Founder and CEO
Ryan is a neo-Polymath, with interests and 10 years experience ranging across technology, business, and impact at the bleeding edge. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about all facets of capital raising and his understanding of the blockchain technology space and crypto-economic mechanism design comes from being a part of designing and driving a $95M token sale in Q4 of 2017.
He was formerly acting Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Peter H. Diamandis, the founder and executive chairman of companies like XPRIZE and Singularity University.
Prior to starting Crucible, Ryan was in the Los Angeles Venture Capital and Startup world, where he built companies with high-profile partners and made a living translating between founders and investors. Ryan is an operator, he can talk to anyone, and builds real relationships.
Constantly self-educating, Ryan spans many fields and disciplines, and applies them all as co-founder and CEO of Crucible, where he is responsible for the strategy, path to market, partnerships and capital raising. He uses his strategic alignment of relationships and technology to support his team in high impact ways, toward the vision of forging the Open Metaverse.