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About

Introducing Binded, the world's first copyright platform.

Mission

Binded’s mission is to make creativity the world’s most valuable asset.

Vision

Copyright is an essential part of our world economy, yet no one has built a modern technology company to make copyright useful on the web. As the job landscape changes with the rise of automation, this problem will only continue to grow.

Creativity is one of the few things that cannot be replaced by modern technology and in the future it will be even more important that people can make a living using their creativity. Today it's incredibly difficult to identify the copyright owner of a file on the web. Binded will change that.

Join us in our mission to democratize copyright.We’re hiring!

Team

Nathan Lands
Nathan Lands
Co-founder, CEO

As a teenager in Alabama, Nathan made money as a leading player on EverQuest. He later moved to Taiwan, learned Mandarin, raised $10M for a game streaming startup and coined the term gamify.

Oli Lalonde
Oli Lalonde
Co-founder, CTO

Oli developed and sold an enterprise billing application used by web hosts in Montreal. He later lived in Hong Kong and Shenzhen and helped pioneer proof of liabilities, a cryptographic scheme for Bitcoin exchanges.

Carey Janecka
Carey Janecka
Founding Engineer

Carey is a lifelong creator. He began his career as a developer working for SpaceX when he was 15 years old. Since then he's worked for a variety of early-stage companies and has even started a few of his own.

Zach Raha
Zach Raha
Computer Vision Engineer

Zach is trained as a physics researcher specializing in optimization and computer vision. Under the mentorship of Nobel Prize Laureate Saul Perlmutter, Zach helped determine the distance to a remote galaxy using a supernova explosion.

Venture

Angels

Scott & Cyan Banister, IronPort, PayPal
Brian Cartmell, Creator of Spam Arrest

Advisors

Zach Klein, Creator of Vimeo
Kevin Chou, Creator of Kabam
Jeff Gluck, Copyright Litigator
Kai Huang, Creator of Guitar Hero
Don Dodge, Google, Microsoft
Paul McKellar, First Engineer at Square

Binded perfectly demonstrates the power of the blockchain by enabling effortless protection to the exponentially growing asset class of digital media copyrights. The impact will be a new paradigm for how copyrights are used on the web.

Alan Chan, Vectr Ventures

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In the era of AI, creativity is humanity's most important asset. Binded will become the platform creators use to protect and monetize their creativity. I'm very confident that Nathan and his team will create a new economy for creators everywhere.

Taizo Son, Mistletoe

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Copyright is an increasingly critical matter for Asahi Shimbun and all media companies. Binded has the potential to greatly simplify how we manage and protect our copyrights. Binded is going to be a big business!

Takashi Horie, Asahi Shimbun

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Binded perfectly demonstrates the power of the blockchain by enabling effortless protection to the exponentially growing asset class of digital media copyrights. The impact will be a new paradigm for how copyrights are used on the web.

Alan Chan, Vectr Ventures

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In the era of AI, creativity is humanity's most important asset. Binded will become the platform creators use to protect and monetize their creativity. I'm very confident that Nathan and his team will create a new economy for creators everywhere.

Taizo Son, Mistletoe

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Binded HQ

Japantown


Binded is in the heart of San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood. Our office is a unique Japanese style loft with a lot of history.

In the 60’s a popular Japanese restaurant was downstairs. It was frequented by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and other artists and musicians. The owner lived upstairs and hosted parties where Binded is today.

The Japantown area is clean and safe with great food and entertainment nearby. Ramen Hinadaya is downstairs and Kabuki Theatre is a block away. The historic music venue The Fillmore is also nearby.

Brand

A new symbol for
digital copyright.

The “bound block” symbol is the most succinct form of our identity. The lines coming together stand for a creator’s copyright being bound to their digital works on the Internet, while also representing the foundational blockchain technology underlying the product.

Help us democratize copyright.