Bill Barhydt was born in New York City, and currently resides near San Francisco - he is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in Internet and media technologies for 30 years. Bill is the founder and CEO of Abra. Forbes describes Abra as "the Robinhood of Crypto!” Abra enables myriad crypto banking services for consumers and institutions including trading, high yield interest accounts, borrowing and lending. Abra has customers in over 100 countries. As a recognized expert in Internet and Mobile technologies Barhydt has presented at over 100 conferences including The World Economic Forum, The US State Department, The Mobile World Congress and TED where he gave the first ever TED Talk on Bitcoin in 2012. Bill started his career working in R&D at the CIA and NASA. Bill also spent several years working at Goldman Sachs in Fixed Income Trading. As one of the early team members of Netscape, Bill was involved in building some of the core infrastructure that helped grow the consumer Internet we all use today. Today Bill is globally recognized as a technology pioneer and as an avid investor in companies across the broader technology ecosystem.