Dr. Steven Waterhouse (Seven) is the CEO and Co-founder of Orchid. Founded in 2017, Orchid is a peer-to-peer, incentivized privacy network designed to keep the Internet open and accessible, regardless of geographic location. Waterhouse previously served as a partner at blockchain-focused venture Pantera Capital from its inception in 2013 through July 2016. Here, he recognized the value of data privacy, investing in projects such as Brave and Zcash at the seed stage.
Waterhouse also worked at Fortress Investment Group, where he founded the Digital Currency Fund with Mike Novogratz and Pete Briger. Before this, Waterhouse was a Co-founder and CTO of RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC) and served as Director of the Honeycomb product group at Sun Microsystems, one of the first computer and software technology companies to evolve during the dot com era.
Waterhouse holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He can be found on Twitter here. Follow the Orchid project here.
March 3rd, 2020 | 31 mins 39 secs
open source, utility tokens, vpn, web 3
We were in Denver, Colorado for the amazing EthDenver event, and we were fortunate to catch up with Dr. Steven Waterhouse from Orchid. In this discussion, Ahmed and Seven (yes, he also goes by that name too) discuss what AI looked like in the 1990s, how he built Pantera Capital, how him being swim swapped led him to build Orchid and how Orchid is literally revolutionizing the VPN space!