Halsey Minor was a key player in the digital publishing revolution, founding CNET Networks in 1993, a Nasdaq 100 company later acquired by CBS for $1.8 billion. Minor was also co-founder and lead investor in Salesforce.com; GrandCentral (now Google Voice); Rhapsody; and OpenDNS, acquired by Cisco for $650 million.
Today, Minor is focused on two of the most disruptive industries in history: virtual reality and cryptocurrency. He is founder and chairman of Uphold, a cloud-based financial services company that allows users to instantly transfer assets from US dollars to euros to bitcoin or gold without a traditional bank for no fees.
In 2015, Minor co-founded Voxelus, a consumer VR content creation platform. Voxelus also created the cryptocurrency Voxels, one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the world. The Voxelus Marketplace – the “appstore of VR” –will begin offering VR content for sale this week.
Finally, Minor created Reality Lab in late 2015 with the vision of disrupting the TV and film worlds through live VR content. He is debuting at NAB the Quantum Leap 3D live-action camera, the first of its kind, and the Live Planet VR content network.