Marcello Mari

Marcello Mari

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Marcello Mari is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SingularityDAO, a DeFi protocol designed to maximize alpha generation regardless of market trend or condition. Marcello is Director of Communications and member of the founding team at SingularityNET, a decentralized, open-source marketplace for AI algorithms. Previously, he was Head of Public Relations at SingularityNET, responsible for spearheading a campaign that Wired called the biggest tech hype event of the year. Earlier in his career, he was the Market lead in Italy for the GlobalWebIndex, a Member of the Social Media Council for IAB UK, and a Digital Marketing Project Manager for Kaplan International English. Marcello is twice a TEDx speaker, and was a contributor to TechCrunch, Wired and The Guardian, following a career in marketing and PR across a number of tech start-ups in London. Marcello is behind the Sophia NFT artwork drop, which has already sold one digital artwork for nearly $700,000.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Marcello leads a team of 35 and SingularityDAO is widely recognised as one of the most successful projects in the DeFi space, pioneering AI for DeFi.

  • SingularityDAO is an independent project incubated by SingulatedNET that brings DeFi and AI together.

  • It aims to foster growth of the decentralized networks that represent today's most promising tech and social innovations.

  • The company aims to bring massive liquidity to low cap market tokens and make it easy to get exposure to the crypto economy.



  • As Head of PR at SingularityNET, he secured press coverage in outlets including The New York Times and CNN

  • He was a Digital Account Manager at Seven, Head of Marketing and Communications at iStarter, and Editorial Director at eFanswer.

  • Previously, he was a Documentary Filmmaker for the project WiredNomads and Advisor to NaPoleonX.

  • In 2018, he joined Tatatu, a decentralized platform for social entertainment, as their Head of Public Relations.

  • Throughout his career, Marcello’s expertise and knowledge for exponential technologies is widely recognized.



  • Marcello is a regular fixture on the stage at conferences such as TED and the AIBC conference.

  • He contributed to a number of applications including The Guardian, TechEconomy, TechCrunch, StartupItalia and Wired Magazine.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.