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David Siegel
Co-Founder and CEO at Pillar


David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, web pioneer, prolific author, and founder and CEO of the Pillar Project, building an open-source "smart wallet" in London. The Pillar wallet will empower individuals through decentralised technology and ownership of their personal data. David led the Pillar team to a successful ICO, raising over $20 million and making the Pillar token sale one of the most successful grassroots fundings in history.

David received a math degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford. He was the first employee at Pixar after Steve Jobs funded the company in 1986. He designed the worldwide bestselling typefaces Tekton and Graphite, and he is the world's first web designer. He wrote the worldwide bestseller "Creating Killer Web Sites," which to this day remains's longest-running bestselling book. In total, he has written five books about technology and business. He has given over 150 speeches and started over 20 businesses. He is the author of The Token Handbook and is an internationally recognized thought leader in innovation, blockchain, tokenomics, business, startups, and investing. For more on David, see