Gharegozlou founded Axiom Zen, a venture studio named by Canadian Business magazine as one of Canada’s most innovative companies. But he’s best known for giving the world CryptoKitties, digital cats that can be traded on a public blockchain. This silly game represents perhaps the first popular example of a “dApp,” also known as decentralized application, on the Ethereum network. In March, Axiom Zen spun CryptoKitties into its own companies and raised $12 million in funding from storied venture capital firms, such as Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures.
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