Cloud Nine Web 3 Technologies is building an ecosystem of products that leverage the interconnectivity of a peer-to-peer or decentralized infrastructure which is sometimes referred to as the ‘decentralized web’ or ‘Web 3.0’. Currently, only a relatively small number of corporations control a disproportionate amount of online functioning including control over personal data and online activities. It is our driving belief that in a decentralized ecosystem, content creators and users will have more power, control, and revenue channels at their disposal than ever before.
As a company, we strive to be at the forefront of this new interconnected era by establishing an environmental digital synergy which bridges the gap between user knowledge, online education, and emerging Web 3.0 blockchain technology.
Lucas Russell has over a decade of experience in the financial markets and has been involved with entrepreneurial businesses for over 15 years, including the development and financing of start-ups. He has served on boards and executive teams of several publicly traded companies, guiding them from private to public corporations including the turnaround and eventual sale of a cannabis company which was guided from near bankruptcy to an 8-figure exit in under 2 years.
Mr. Russell has been an early and active investor in several successful crypto start-ups and currently serves as CEO of Valdor Technology International Inc. (CSE: VTI), where he is overseeing the acquisition and a $5 million capital raise of a Layer 2 crypto technology company, and implementing its new business strategy and direction. Mr. Russell is passionate about building company value and finding accretive acquisitions for corporations.
Ms. Rivera has over 20 years of experience in corporate and operational finance and managed publicly listed companies in accounting, finance, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. She was involved in IPOs, RTOs and mergers and acquisitions in several industries, including cannabis, hemp, resource and technology, and assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the CSE, TSXV, and OTC, and their up-listing to the TSX and NYSE.
Prior to joining Cloud Nine, Ms. Rivera served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Secretary at Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) where she was instrumental in building its finance team and involved in completing its early equity and debt financings and its uplisting to the TSX and NYSE. She has also served as CFO, Corporate Secretary and director for several public mining and exploration companies.
Justin Jacobson has over 15 years of experience in strategic business development and operational project management with both US and Canadian private and public companies.
In 2012, Mr. Jacobson founded Fraser Valley Capital Inc., a boutique angel investment firm dedicated to helping emerging ventures in their early start-up stages. Through this company, Mr. Jacobson has helped to raise millions of dollars in seed capital, served on multiple executive teams, and provided contract consulting to a variety of business sectors and technology companies.
As a life-long tech enthusiast Justin is forward thinking about technological innovations and possesses a strong balance of technical proficiency and business acumen.