Advisory Board

Mark Smalley

Mark Smalley is Founder of and
Betanomics is an Asia-wide project to help envision, create, and sustain an online decentralized economy throughout the region and beyond.
Their team is a small collective of open source admirers and economic enthusiasts who are fascinated by digital currencies and the potential they bring for new opportunities. Their mission is to help people exchange goods and services more freely than ever thought possible — and to do it with complete transparency.
R1 DOT MY Sdn Bhd is a newly formed company that was incorporated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January of 2012. They have been working on several highly disruptive MongoDB (NoSQL) web-based products for 12 months prior to their incorporation and are now seeking investment that will help them to bring these products to market. These products include MongoPress and MongoKong.
Mark has been living in Malaysia since 1997 surrounded by finance from a young age through family ties to equity fund management and other financial web-based services and solutions. He’s been a freelancer, founder, and innovator. He is most passionate about the ideals of Open Source technologies, and evangelizes their use and philosophical implications at every opportunity he gets.
He started with web technologies from a designer’s perspective and considers user experience to be extremely important, which may have led him to win an award at Mongo SV in Silicon Valley for MongoPress; the NoSQL CMS. With over 5 years of experience in the financial sector and 15 years of design and development experience building custom made software for banks and other institutions, he is finally in a position to share his knowledge. Over the past year or so he has been a passionate supporter of community growth, leading to the organization of the Kuala Lumpur MongoDB User Group — as well as NoSQL Asia.
More recently, Mark has grown incredibly interested in cryptographic currencies and has helped to establish in order to promote and education in the region.
Watch Mark Smalley — MongoDB (Webcamp KL CMS Battle 2011). Read With Data as a Commodity, Wealth is an Illusion: Big Data in Bitcoin — Are we at the Brink of an Economical Fork where Data is King?, Betanomics: Fighting Corruption through Decentralization, Betanomics: A Tale of Two Economies, and Introducing Bitcoin: The (Mostly) Visual-Guide to Cryptographic Currencies. Read his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.