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Meet our Core Contributors

Insights Network core contributors are located around the globe and include experienced entrepreneurs, researchers, software engineers, data scientists, and marketers. We’re building the world’s first decentralized secret sharing database owned by the users.

Our Core Contributors

Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

Cofounder & CEO

W.P. Carey School of Business
Underground Cellar, Gambeal
Y Combinator

Darwin Lo

Darwin Lo

Cofounder & CTO

Stanford Computer Science
Cofounder, Wink Health
Y Combinator

Brandan Zaucha

Brandan Zaucha

Cofounder, BD & Community

W.P. Carey School of Business
Underground Cellar, Gambeal
Y Combinator

Sebastián León

Sebastián León

Lead Wallet Developer

MIT Computer Science
Co-Founder & CEO, DataFace
Twitter, Data Science

Tyler Macfarland

Tyler Macfarland

Sales & Business

California Polytechnic State University

Michael Bax, PhD

Michael Bax, PhD

Lead Engineer

Stanford University
Facebook Engineer

Doreen Reuchsel

Doreen Reuchsel

Lead Designer

King's College London
Mathematics

Kurt Nielsen, PhD

Kurt Nielsen, PhD

Strategy & Operations

CEO, Partisia
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Jesper Buus Nielsen, PhD

Jesper Buus Nielsen, PhD

Research Scientist

Associate Professor, Aarhus University
Cofounder, Partisia
Cofounder, Sepior

Peter Frands Frandsen

Peter Frands Frandsen

Technical Director

Computer Science, Aarhus University
Technical Director, Partisia

Dylan Herman

Dylan Herman

Blockchain Developer

Univ. Illinois Engineering
Big Data Engineer - Healthcare

Jason Hamlin

Jason Hamlin

AC Nielsen, Goldstockbull

Andrew Rosener

Andrew Rosener

Media Options

Dino Amaral, PhD

Dino Amaral, PhD

Code Audit

Claudio Orlandi, PhD

Claudio Orlandi, PhD

Cryptographic Protocol Design

Join Our Team

A Community Driven Project

Insights Network is built together with it’s users. Over 100,000 individuals have already completed KYC and are verified data providers in our network. Together, we’re creating the world’s largest decentralized secret sharing database where the users own the private keys to their data and consent to each time it’s shared.

100K+

Verified Users

250K

Surveys Completed

1.2M+

INSTAR Earned

Our Top Contributors

@BartSMPC
Community Admin and Member Support
@pariwaar2010
Community Admin and Member Support
@briand69
Community Admin and Member Support
@tryptocurrency
Community Admin and Member Support
@hetzusjevanmaurits
Community Admin and Member Support
@dannymaximo
Community Admin and Member Support

Join our Growing Network

Our mission is to create a trustless decentralized market research network for the masses

For years the data brokerage industry has been completely broken. Over $200 Billion of data is exchanged each year in an unfair and non-transparent way. In the present day, data brokers collect data on individuals around the world from a wide array of sources, both online and oline. The data is packaged into profiles, which they sell to organizations who can use them to make decisions that impact the lives of ordinary people without them ever being aware of it.

But consumers, who are actually driving the industry, do not share in the profit. Simultaneously, they experience many negative consequences as a result. Centrally managed databases allow hackers to steal large amounts of personally identifying information in just one attack, which allows for large-scale identity theft and fraud.

Insights Network is building a secure infrastructure for decentralized data exchange, that allows individuals and organizations to exchange data in a trustworthy, compliant, and mutually beneficial way.

Recent advances in decentralized storage, digital currencies, and smart contracts enable us to create a decentralized, incentivized platform for conducting marketing research and securely storing consumer data.

The Future of Data Exchange is:

  • Trustworthy
  • Mutually Beneficial
  • Highly Scalable
  • Fully Secure and Decentralized
  • Affordable

Organizations will be able to use our platform to make requests for data from precisely defined populations amongst members of the Insights Network. Insights Network users, not data brokers, will benefit from selling their data.

The Insights Networks consists of the following components:

  • Authentication
  • User profiles
  • Decentralized data brokerage
  • Surveys
  • Two-sided rating

Primarily, we are serving two types of users: those who request data, which we call requesters, and those who provide it, which we call providers.

Requesters

Requesters are typically organizations, but anyone can buy INSTAR tokens and use them to submit a request for data to the Insights Network. Data Requesters want to be able to collect data that is:

Relevant​. They want to be able to gather data from specific populations, for example, only those between the ages of 20 to 35.

Trustworthy​. The data that is collected is free from fraud. That is, the data is collected from targeted providers who have provided their data honestly. For example, requesters expect their surveys to be answered truthfully by their target demographic, and not say, a bot.

Timely and convenient​. Requesters should be able to get answers to their questions quickly without worrying about the details of how to reach their target demographic. By using smart contracts, which execute transactions between anonymous parties, users will be able to sell their data without disclosing their identity, only broad demographic information.

Providers

Providers are users who comply with a data request by providing data; the ones who fit a data requesters’ target demographic are compensated for their data in INSTAR tokens. Data Providers want assurance of the following:

Consent. ​Their data is not collected without their explicit permission.

Privacy. ​Sensitive information, such as who they are, is not provided, only broad demographic details.

Payment. ​They are paid for the data they provide.

Security. ​Their data is handled securely. Traditional marketing research firms collect data over a fixed period of time and provide a single report to their clients. On our platform, requesters would never have to close their request for data.

A unique combination of a blockchain and Secure Multiparty Computation (SMPC) makes it possible to enforce the exchange of data and payment between the provider and the requester of data without third-party involvement.

Join us in building the world’s largest user owned and secure consumer database.