header photo by Mark Lilly
JLINC Labs is based in Oakland CA with a global team in the US, UK, EU and Canada.
The founders were at the center of early experiments in user-centric digital identity and distributed networks arising out of the Planetwork conference in San Francisco in 2000.
Jim saw the potential for social before 2000 and funded a key social network start up, resulting in founders shares in the Linkedin IPO.
Victor was the lead developer among the network building early distributed systems even before Planetwork published the ASN whitepaper at the 2003 conference.
In late 2015, the two realized that new technologies, JSON-LD, standard PKI, JSON web tokens and distributed ledgers, combined with insight based on experience, made it possible to finally develop a simple distributed solution for human and machine readable data-contracts on the internet. JLINC stands for "JSON Link Contracts", which are expressed in JSON-LD. They formed Portable Data Corporation in April 2016 and began building the first implementation of "JSON Link Contracts", called JLINC.
CEO & Founder
CTO & Founder
left MIT to run his 1st company.
Social network visionary,
founders shares in Linkedin IPO.
Founded Planetwork in 2000.
Sold cleantech BEC in 2011.
Independent full-stack developer,
wrote one of 1st social networks in 1997.
Coded early user-centric digital identity
and distributed protocol systems.
Partner at EY and KPMG,
acquired by KPMG in 2014.
27 years in FinTech,
identity, privacy, security
and enterprise due diligence.
Data Privacy Officer
Over three decades experience in
Fortune 500 enterprise CRM and Salesforce.
Pioneer in customer intent-casting
and VRM companies.
data strategist for over 20 years.
Founded and sold content
licensing company, C3Live.
CEO/Founder Guerilla PR
serving Fortune 500 clients.
Information privacy & security expert.
25 years operations & compliance
with Fortune 500, government
ministries, regulators and health system organizations.
Certified Salesforce developer.
Over 12 years experience working on
telecoms, health & fitness,
manufacturing and education.