Galia Benartzi

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Co-Founder, Bancor Protocol 

Galia is a serial technology entrepreneur and co-founder of the Bancor Protocol, a standard for the creation of Smart Tokens™, cryptocurrencies with built-in convertibility directly through their smart contracts. Within three hours of opening its 2017 initial coin offering, Bancor raised $153 million worth of ether. 

In 2005, Galia co-founded Mytopia, the first social gaming company for smartphones (acquired by 888), and in 2010, Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile applications (acquired by Appcelerator). In 2013, Galia moved to Tel Aviv to invest in Israeli technology as a Venture Partner at Founders Fund, where she also launched local currency pilots for community currencies. Galia is a founding member of Powder Mountain, permanent home of the Summit community, and creator of the Eden2Zion reality trips by the Schusterman Foundation. 

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