Mike Dudas

Mike Dudas

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1979 - present

Mike Dudas is the Founder and Managing Partner of 6th Man Ventures, an early stage crypto venture capital firm investing in Web3 applications and infrastructure. He is also a driving force behind LinksDAO, a virtual community that aims to shake things up in the real world by reimagining the country club. An early investor in Bitcoin, Mike has become a strong proponent of crypto and decentralized currencies. Previously, he was Vice President and Head of Stablecoin Business Develop Development at Paxos, where he was responsible for expanding the company's white-label Business Develop. He is one of the Founders and former CEO of The Block, the leading media & information brand in The Blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem.  In addition, he was the Co-Founder and CRO of Button, the leading global, mobile performance marketing platform. Before that, he spent time working at Google, Braintree/Venmo, PayPal, and Disney.

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  • Mike is a builder of mobile commerce businesses, having worked at Google, Braintree/Venmo and Paypal.

  • He was part of Google’s team that built the company’s commerce and payments business across online, offline and mobile channels.

  • Dudas and his team introduced products including Google Wallet, Google Offers and Zavers by Google.

  • During his first year at Google, he focused on growing Google's music and audio advertising business.

  • At Braintree/Venmo, he was part of the team that helped grow the company to $12B in overall payments volume and $4B in mobile payments volume annually.

  • As Director of Business Development at TargetSpot, the first end-to-end advertising marketplace specifically designed for streaming media properties.

  • Earlier in his career, Mike worked in corporate M&A strategy and corporate strategic planning for The Walt Disney Company.

  • Under his leadership, Button has been used to connect leading merchants including Amazon, Walmart, and Uber to connect with publishers such as, BuzzFeed, and Condé Nast.

  • The Block’s research driven model has contributed to millions of people engaging with the company’s research, journalism, podcast, newsletter and events since its 2018 founding.


  • Mike has been profiled or featured in various financial media outlets and publications, including Business Insider, Blockworks, CoinDesk, Crypto News, Coin Market Cap, and more.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.