The UFORIKA JOURNEY

In 2021, the UFORIKA founders saw an opportunity to build a new virtual platform experience that would both inspire and empower, removing barriers to deliver an accessible environment to engage every user.

Combining their cultural, creative and professional passions, the UFORIKA vision was written with a driving ambition to liberate limitless creativity for the virtual world, embracing the digital revolution and ready to disrupt the existing status quo.

A supporting team of world class talent was assembled to join the mission to redefine reality and UFORIKA was truly born!

Since then, UFORIKA has been committed to building an environment that pushes technical boundaries, laying the foundations to enable a diverse community of users from all over the world. Through its innovative platform and community-driven approach, UFORIKA aims for individuals to unlock their creative potential, discover new passions, and bring their ideas to life with a priority focus on fun and engagement.

Introducing a new story, the journey to liberate limitless creativity is ongoing, and UFORIKA is proud to be at the forefront of this movement.

UFORIKA TEAM

The UFORIKA team has a wide range of experience and is a group of passionate individuals who share a common goal of revolutionizing the way people think about creativity. Each member brings a unique set of skills and experiences, united by their belief in the power of creativity to inspire change and make a positive impact on the world. The UFORIKA team is dedicated to creating an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging platform that empowers people to unleash their creativity and turn their ideas into reality.

SIMON BRANT

CO-FOUNDER & CEO 

Simon is an accomplished IT industry veteran with a decade of experience in the field. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions at some of the world’s largest solution providers, where he partnered alongside companies including Apple, HP, Lenovo, Intel, and Microsoft. Simon’s extensive knowledge of the industry has allowed him to build a reputation for being a reliable and effective leader who can deliver results.

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In addition to his IT career, Simon has a Master’s degree in Creative Arts, demonstrating his passion for the arts and his commitment to creative expression. This unique combination of technical expertise and creativity has enabled Simon to bring a fresh perspective to his work and approach problem-solving in innovative ways. Simon’s diverse skill set allows him to bridge the gap between technology and creativity to deliver exceptional results.

ADAM GREENWOOD

CO-FOUNDER & COO

 

Adam has a broad experience within the start-up world with a proven track record of success. He has raised over £10m through seed to series A funding rounds, demonstrating his ability to secure funding and drive business growth. Adam has extensive experience in operations management across a range of industries, including e-commerce, ed-tech, food-tech, and subscription-tech. 

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His expertise in strategy and financial modeling, P&L and cash flow management, operations and supply chain management has enabled him to build and scale successful businesses.

Adam’s passion for operational improvement and his commitment to delivering results has earned him a reputation as a reliable and effective leader. He is known for his ability to identify opportunities, develop strategic plans, and execute them with precision. Adam’s diverse skill set and entrepreneurial mindset allow him to achieve success in the ever-changing landscape of the business world.

ZACHARY LUKE

CO-FOUNDER & CPO

 
Zachary has a wealth of experience in managing and distributing creative projects. He has worked on projects with budgets of up to $35m+, demonstrating his ability to handle large-scale projects. Zach’s accomplishments include establishing the International Sales Team for one of the UK’s largest independent film distributors.
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He also created a highly successful distribution network in North America, which helped to expand the reach of independent films and bring them to a wider audience. Zachary’s passion for film and his commitment to excellence have earned him a reputation as a reliable and effective leader in the industry.

Throughout his career, Zachary has demonstrated a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work. He is known for his ability to identify opportunities and execute them with precision.

Stephen Robinson

STEPHEN ROBINSON

GAME ENGINE CTO

Stephen is a video game industry veteran with over 25 years experience. He is an accomplished CTO, Technical Director & Senior Programmer with a specialism for game engine technology having built 5 game engines across his career. Industry highlights include the role of Technical Director at SUMO Digital, leading AAA titles such as Sonic & Allstars Racing Transformed, Crackdown 3 & Broken Sword: The angel of death to name a few. Stephen brings a wealth of technical talent & expertise to the UFORIKA team and is responsible for the technical vision of our new reality.
Ian Deary

IAN DEARY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Ian began his career in games as a designer and artist working on games for LEGO Group in the 1990’s. Subsequent career highlights include 13 years at Sumo Digital as an Art Director before moving to Franchise Art Director responsible for a team of four Art Directors across three concurrent projects with over 450 staff. Director on BAFTA Nominated LittleBigPlanet 3 and he later set the benchmarks for the BAFTA winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure before taking up the Franchise role on another globally renowned IP. Ian’s career to date has seen him work on a diverse range of AAA titles and he brings a wealth of knowledge, experience & creativity to the UFORIKA team.
David Atkinson

DAVID ATKINSON

BLOCKCHAIN CTO

Co-Founder of Holo (ath #30, 5B market cap), Holochain, Rain, Gild Lab & collective action. Davids has designed 60+ currencies, advised more than 50 web3 projects including Virtua, allianceblock, IOEN, Foundership; and is on the woodstock IC. David has advised more than 50 web3 projects including Virtua, AllianceBlock, IOEN, Foundership; and is on the Woodstock IC. David is a technology architect, systems designer, crypto-economy creator, tokenomics designer and decentralised systems engineer.

Nigel Carlos

NIGEL CARLOS

HEAD OF MARKETING

Nigel is an accomplished marketer that has help shaped the strategy and perceptions of some of the biggest names in the crypto space – from Grayscale to #1 gaming metaverse Alien Worlds, Nigel has had a hand in pivotal communications for a variety of clients in the NFT, DeFi, metaverse and fintech space. As a marketing leader, Nigel has been invited to speak a numerous crypto events from Binance Blockchain Week in Dubai to NFT London.

Charles J Martin

Charles j martin

HEAD OF UFORIKA COMICS: STORY & PRODUCTION

Charles works in an array of fields including comics, journalism, novels and film and is known for his focus on complex characters, satisfying endings, and brisk pacing to unify his work. He founded Literati Press with a passion for the production side, shepherding stories all the way from conception to release and promotion. Charles is a key collaborator on the UFORIKA Origins series, driving the script and creative process forwards as a key member of the UFORIKA Origins team.
Jonathan Koelsch

JOnathan koelsch

HEAD OF UFORIKA COMICS: ART & STORY

Jonathan is a full-time illustrator and creator in advertising art, comics, picture books, storyboards, game and trading card art, concept art and animation. Jonathan’s graphic novel and comic work includes Uforika: Origins, We Promised Utopia, Rez Detectives, Luther (historical non-fiction), and he has storyboarded and co-created many award winning feature films, short films and animated shorts. His client list includes Marvel via Upper Deck, WarnerMedia, TNT, SYFY, Dreamworks, LEGO, Mattel, Delta Airlines, Target, AT&T, Verizon, Kraft Foods, OKC Thunder (NBA), the University of Oklahoma (OU), OSU, and several other children’s magazine, graphic novel and book publishers. Jonathan is the driving force behind the UFORIKA Origins art style & illustration as well as a key script collaborator, integral to the UFORIKA Origins team.

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