Galia Benartzi is a serial technology entrepreneur from California and Israel, and a co-founder of the Bancor Protocol, a blockchain smart-contract standard for the creation of intrinsically tradable cryptographic tokens. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Economics from SAIS Johns Hopkins.
In 2005, Galia co-founded Mytopia, the first social gaming company for smartphones (acquired by 888), and in 2010, Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile applications (acquired by Appcelerator).
In 2013, Galia moved from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv to support and invest in Israeli technology as a Venture Partner at Founders Fund, where she also launched numerous local currency pilots to model, build and test software for community marketplace networks. Galia is a founding member of Powder Mountain, permanent home of the Summit community in Eden, Utah, and creator of the Eden2Zion Reality trips by the Schusterman Foundation. She is passionate about decentralized technologies, women’s empowerment, consciousness, natural wellness and plants.