Humayun Sheikh

Humayun Sheikh

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Humayun Sheikh is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of, a next-generation protocol invented by leading AI experts. He is also the Founder and CEO of Mettalex, a decentralized commodities derivatives trading platform based in Cambridge, England. Sheikh is a serial entrepreneur and visionary whose key focus is on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain and token-based economies. He is passionate about advancing the future of distributed economy.

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  1. Metallis - He brought an entirely new way of thinking to the steel recycling sector, building the company from start-up to £40m in six years.
  2. DeepMind - He was a lead investor, having the vision to provide early-stage support to artificial intelligence and deep neural network technology.
  3. PLUMgrid - He was an early investor in the cloud solution provider acquired by VMWare. 
  4. - He co-founded this next-generation protocol that enables a digital world where Autonomous Economic Agents can perform proactive economic activity.