Our team

  • Dr Deeban Ratneswaran

    CEO and founder

  • Kinsa Durst

    Marketing advisor

  • Marco Calicchia

    Blockchain advisor, Certik

  • Emma Liu

    Blockchain advisor, NFT

  • Micheal McLarnon

    Project administrator/ public relations

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Dr Deeban Ratneswaran

CEO and founder

BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP (UK) AMInstLM PGCert (MMed) FHEA. An award winning academic, serial entrepreneur and international educationalist. An investor and integral advisor to many tier 1 projects in NFT and Defi.

As an early-stage blockchain investor, multinational VC advisor, Deeban has developed impressive investment achievements with a 25x portfolio growth 2019-21 (current portfolio). Deeban has advised on over 50 million dollars with of funding during this time and has extensive experience in developing go-to-market strategies, long term viability, quality control and accountability processes.

He acts as a strategic advisor to many other venture capital funds and works in close collaboration with the teams of companies he invests in; therefore, holds an impressive network of high-value individuals that can support business growth through partnerships.

As an entrepreneur he co-founded two of his own start-ups that host high SEO pages and an international audience. One, leading UK medical education courses with students that attend from 8 countries across Europe, India, and the second a LinkedIn style academic collaboration platform. Therefore has a wide immediate network for influence. His team include an impressive portfolio of growth marketers, and he understands and delivers complex business analytics and integration with ‘R’.

As an academic, and university lecturer, he has won over 30 national and international awards, including some of the most impressive in his field such as the prestigious American Thoracic Society assembly award, and BSS Collin-Sullivan research award; in additional to numerous national educational awards. His work has been cited in policy papers around the world and he currently completes a PhD programme in London.

Kinsa Durst

Marketing advisor

I was the Chief Marketing Officer of Reef Finance, and I am the director of Crypto Marketing for Republic. I advise on marketing strategy on many tier 1 projects in Blockchain. As a Partner at DeFi Code (defi-code.com) the #1 DeFi blockchain Go-To-Market agency, I utilize my fluency in Korean, Mandarin and English and my previous experience as CMO at Sperax to provide customized marketing, BD and PR strategies for DeFi projects.

Coming from a multicultural background, I am passionate about bringing early-stage projects into the mainstream and serving as a bridge for projects between Asia and the U.S. As a humanistic techie, I am passionate about global cryptocurrency adoption. Email me at kinsa@defi-code.com to learn more.

Marco Calicchia

Blockchain advisor, Certik

Marco has over 8 years of Business Development experience in SaaS and Blockchain, working in small teams with big ambitions. He is currently the head of business development at Certik, one of the world’s leading security-focused ranking platform to analyse and monitor blockchain protocols and DeFi projects.

As well as expertise in code-audit, Marco has extensive business experience. He has managed and scaled teams, advised start-ups, and managed multiple companies. Having been involved in Blockchain since 2016, he’s a veteran that has seen it all, spoken at multiple blockchain events, and hosted panels.

We introduce Marco into projects which require code safe-guarding, business development, partnerships and relationship management, scaling and managing teams and building successful sale strategies. It’s an honor to have Marco as part of the team at GD10.

Emma Liu

Blockchain advisor, NFT

Co-Founder and CEO of ChainGuardians.io, an early blockchain pioneer and NFT enthusiast. Emma spearheaded ChainGuardians whose tokens growth was one of the outstanding performers or 2020/21 and has continued to perform strongly. Emma is a facilitator, advisor to many other gaming projects including Ethermon, and is advising GD10 from an NFT, gaming perspective.

Prior to blockchain, Emma was in both public and private sectors managing several multi-million dollar projects. She was a managing partner at Global Crypto Solutions, and a longer term Senior Management Consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Here she led multi-million dollar IT business’ and projects from end-to-end, implements standards to 600+ organisations across the province.

Micheal McLarnon

Project administrator/ public relations

Michael is an MSc graduate and currently completing a medical degree. He enjoys participating in academic research, critical and academic analysis and writing papers. In the past, he has been heavily involved in conference organisation, multi-centre research and has held several leadership roles. He has translated his passion for content writing and critical analysis into writing about emerging technologies after witnessing huge strides in the adoption of blockchain technology during the 2020/21 cycle.

Michael is an MSc graduate and currently completing a medical degree. He enjoys participating in academic research, critical and academic analysis and writing papers. He followed Dr Ratneswaran into blockchain and supports with administration and public relations.