Swirlds enables developers to create distributed applications with unlimited scope and scale. Leveraging the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, developers can build trusted applications that are always available, without the use of central servers. Applications built on the Swirlds platform are fair, fast, and achieve consensus quickly, giving the user 100% certainty in the consensus order. In short, Swirlds provides a platform for building the trust layer of the internet.

Leemon Baird
Leemon BairdCo-founder & CTO
Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in several labs. He has been the co-founder of several startups, including two identity-related starts ups, which were acquired. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and has multiple patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer security, machine learning, and mathematics.
Mance Harmon
Mance HarmonCo-founder & CEO
Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies and high-tech startups, and is Co-founder and CEO of Swirlds Inc. Prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder / CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.

Building the trust layer of the Internet.

Swirlds helps businesses and developers build applications that require distributed trust and consensus capabilities, with high reliability and scalability.

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New Enterprise Associates is a global venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare.


Happy Life Capital

Happy Life Capital Global Opportunity Fund is a venture capital investment and business development fund that focuses on game-changing technologies and devices primarily in the Software and Internet SaaS sectors, and in Healthcare solutions and services.

PV Ventures

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