Nocturne Acquisition Corp
- Technology, Decentralized Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Unicorns
Henry Monzon has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Mr. Monzon has served as Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder of Katena Computing Technologies, a bitcoin technology company backed by Jaan Tallinn (co-founder of Skype) and executives of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), since January 2020. Since May 2020, Mr. Monzon also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Luminous Computing, a moonshot artificial intelligence technology company, prior to which he served as an advisor to the company from October 2019 to May 2020. Luminous’ investors include Bill Gates, Luke Nosek of Gigafund and Ali Partovi of Neo and has recently completed a significant Series-A round with $100 million USD committed. Prior to Luminous and Katena, Mr. Monzon served, from March 2018 to March 2019, as the Chief Revenue Officer of Bitfury Group, a European-based blockchain technology company. Mr. Monzon led significant revenue growth in 2018 during his tenure as Chief Revenue Officer at Bitfury. While there, Mr. Monzon led the strategic re-positioning of the company in order to serve institutional investors and oversaw various bitcoin data center operations in North America, Iceland, Norway, Georgia and Central Asia. In North America, Mr. Monzon supported the expansion of Hut 8 mining, one of the largest publicly listed Bitcoin mining companies in the world (TSX: HUT), with close to 1000 Petahash of production in more than 100MW operations. From January 2017 to August 2019, Mr. Monzon served as Strategic Partner of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc., a transportation and technology company. From 1998 to 2017, Mr. Monzon held various roles at Qualcomm, including engineering, program and product management, and executive business development roles. Mr. Monzon led the adoption and growth of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets with global customers and partners in Long Term Evolution (LTE) ecosystem such as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Original Design Manufacturer’s (ODM), retailers and technology partners in various regions including in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Monzon received a B.S., Cum Laude, in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, and Executive Education from Wharton and Stanford. We believe Mr. Monzon is well qualified to serve as our director due to his deep industry expertise in blockchain, bitcoin mining and artificial intelligence ecosystems.
Ka Seng (Thomas) Ao has served as our Chief Financial Officer and a Director since inception. Mr. Ao has extensive experience with M&A transactions and financial leasing. Mr. Ao has served as the Chief Executive Officer of MCL Financial Leasing, a provider of financial leasing services for bitcoin mining facilities, since January 2020. MCL Financial Leasing works closely with mining hardware manufacturers including Bitmain, MicroBT and Canaan (NASDAQ: CAN). Since September 2018, Mr. Ao has served as the director of Mindfulness Capital, a venture capital fund that focuses on early stage technology companies. From January 2016 to September 2018, Mr. Ao served as Vice President of HF Venture, an asset management firm that manages M&A funds for multiple listed companies in the industrial sector including Kingsignal Technology Co Ltd (SHE: 300252) and Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts Co., Ltd. (SHE: 000887). From October 2010 to December 2015, Mr. Ao served as Vice President of Auone Electronic, a thermostats manufacturer that supplies Fortune 500 brands including Panasonic (OTCMKTS: PCRFF), Philips, and Schneider Electric (OTCMKTS: SBGSF). Mr. Ao received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California and received an MBA from Yonsei University. We believe Mr. Ao is well qualified to serve as our director due to his extensive experience in the financial industry.
Etienne Snyman will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since August 2017, Mr. Snyman has served as a Principal of Induna Energy Inc. (“Induna”), an energy consultancy firm that provides energy solutions to data centers. Through Induna, since August 2018, Mr. Snyman has served as Head of Power for Hut 8 Mining Corp. (TSX: HUT), a Canadian crypto currency mining company. In this role Mr. Snyman is responsible for optimization of electricity costs and supply and led the development and construction of a $90 million data center in 2018 and spearheaded the installation of other equipment in 2020 From July 2012 to August 2017, Mr. Snyman held managerial roles at ATCO Power Canada Ltd., a developer, builder and operator of power generation faculties, business development. Prior to joining ATCO power Canada Ltd., Mr. Snyman had leadership roles at China National Offshore Oil Corporation, and ENMAX Energy Corporation, spanning all aspect of electricity industry, including regulatory oversight, energy trading, commercial analytics, development, and construction. Mr. Snyman had a leading commercial role in transactions totaling of over $1.5 billion in transmission, wind, hydro, and thermal energy infrastructure. Mr. Snyman holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Calgary. We believe Mr. Snyman is well qualified to serve as our director due to his expertise in large scale energy projects, and data center operations.
Marcus Vincent Gomez will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since June 2018, Mr. Gomez has served as co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Luminous Computing, Inc., an artificial intelligence technology company. Mr. Gomez leads Luminous’ product, fundraising, and sales efforts and, most recently, he spearheaded Luminous’ historic $9 million seed and $100 million Series A financings, attracting investors including Bill Gates, Travis Kalanick, Dara Khosrowshahi, Ali Partovi (Neo), and Luke Nosek (Gigafund). From January 2018 to June 2018, Mr. Gomez served as an original member of the artificial intelligence research team for Tinder Inc., a geosocial networking and online dating platform. Mr. Gomez holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. We believe Mr. Gomez is well qualified to serve as our director due to the depth of his expertise as an artificial intelligence technologist.
Kashan Piracha will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Piracha has 24 years of experience in the tech industry. Mr. Piracha has held various roles at Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), since 1997. Currently Mr. Piracha is a Senior Director of Product Management playing an integral role in deployment of Qualcomm’s 5G mobile technology in various regions across the globe with special emphasis in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Prior to Mr. Piracha’s role as Senior Director of Product Management, he led Qualcomm’s mobile chipset partnerships and alignment with key global mobile network vendors. In this capacity Mr. Piracha initiated and built essential partnerships for Qualcomm with the leading network providers in the world and spearheaded the deployments of 3G and 4G mobile technologies with these partners. Mr. Piracha has also held roles at Qualcomm in Program Management as well as Engineering. Mr. Piracha holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan — Ann Arbor. We believe Mr. Piracha is well qualified to serve as our director due to his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry.