Our Core Values

The Industry Problem

Over the past 100 years, commerce has evolved through multiple generations each time solving for enhanced transaction attributes. With each new generation of commerce, ending most recently with online companies powered by the Internet, cloud companies powered by virtualization and a more connected world powered by internet of everything/things (IoE/T), we have enjoyed increased corporate and consumer transaction capacity, decreased transaction cost, increased transaction speed, and furthered transaction reach. With all of these improvements has come a single negative byproduct –complexity! One common and large driver for complexity, is the pursuit of “trust” in data within a business process.

Trust permeates every element of commerce and is within and around our businesses and its supporting eco-systems. This characteristic ripple through every eco-system participant’s economics to competitively operate in that supply chain.

Today the lack of trust is a challenge plaguing every business model that is capital, information and transaction intensive. Most organizations struggle to manage the challenge as they are either they benefiting from the lack of trust by manufacturing it at intermediaries in the business process (e.g. banks, clearing houses, exchanges etc.) or businesses are held back with high costs through process friction where there is no alternative to manufactured trust.


The Industry Complication

This complexity, is now forming the foundations of the next generation of shift in commerce as growth is being stagnated. We are at a tipping point. An inflection point. A moment, where the embedding of trust into data, will transform how transactions are executed in the exchange of value.

This level of digital disruption threatens organizations of all kinds, whether public sector or private, but it also leads to the creation new models of organizations. By its very definition, disruption overturns entrenched habits and ways of thinking—and disruptive innovation is both creative and destructive.

For example, existing market infrastructures players in say, Capital Markets, Exchanges are taking a very defensive position to preserve their market presence with custodian banks. In parallel, the banks have a taken a hybrid approach to go offensive against fee taking intermediaries like clearing and settlement service providers, but defensive against their industry clients by trying to offer lower margin services. The industry clients are also on a hybrid strategy like the banks, but downstream they are defensive towards their clients, the consumer of the ultimate service or product. The dynamic in this example is just not sustainable. The pressure is building. The dam will be breached and the waters of complexity will drown traditional commerce.


The Industry Opportunity

The prize for dramatic reinvention required to excel in a new world of trusted economics, will be the speed to access a new form of liquidity, which has formed by the multiples of the capital released from removal of process friction. The same friction that introduces complexity that stifled growth. The agility to join, inter-connect and transform business networks will provide for a global business exchange, dynamically re-forming with trust and provenance in a secure and compliant way of the trusted transaction.


The Industry Solution

The new set of market structures and micro economic centers that will be spawned as legacy commerce goes through the process of disintermediation and dematerialization. It will be powered by the next generation of commerce infrastructure and platforms that enable efficacy through trusted transactions.

Future digital organizational models will need to rely upon a unique mix of the technology building blocks of cloud, blockchain, machine learning, cognitive capabilities (AI), internet of things (IoT) and cyber security to deliver future market places that exchange value in new and different ways. These technologies combined, create both new values and migrates existing value among companies, industries, cross-industries based on a firm’s ability to fully transform itself digitally towards the emerging trusted business networks.

These technologies represent a global market transition driven by a surge in connections among people, process, data, and things – from 13 billion today to 50 billion in the next decade. As these connections multiply, the result is exponential change, creating new revenue streams, better customer and citizen experiences and new operational models that deliver ever-greater efficiency and value … with trust, within and across emerging industry value chains of the future.


The Industry Timing

In the last few years, two significant marketplace conditions have aligned opening a three to seven-year window for commerce to be platformed, re-platformed and re-factored, significantly removing complexity while simultaneously increasing trust in transactions.

The first marketplace condition is current corporate incumbents are slowing their ability to change and are increasingly under attack by new entrants who are faster at change and boast higher flexibility. Today, most large companies with over 1 billion of revenues suffer from silos, redundant systems, conflicting and competing business processes, fragmented views of data, and expensive overhead to manufacture trust, security and privacy in transactions – to name a few big common challenges that cross industries – patterns are the same horizontally for every industry whether it’s in the public or private sectors. Both sectors are now merging on common infrastructures in their commerce platforms (i.e. land registries for title insurance).

The second marketplace condition are five technology paradigms that can remove complexity and increase trust are hardening at the same time. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, The Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Cloud are hardening concurrently, creating the perfect storm by which to ride an unprecedented tsunami of innovation, to create a new platform for modern commerce. In parallel, the same innovation tsunami is helping to re-factor and re-platform current core competitive assets by repositioning and re-contextualizing the assets and capabilities with an eye towards emerging industries of the future. This sequential alignment of the two marketplace conditions is creating an appetite for investments to re-platform commerce, creating a condition where simplified and “Trusted Companies”, will replace current complex and untrusted organisations.


Mission

Vaphr – Our Goals

Complexity, is now forming the foundations of the next generation of shift in commerce as growth is being stagnated. We are at a tipping point. An inflection point. A moment, where the embedding of trust into data, will transform how transactions are executed in the exchange of value.

The task to re-platform commerce and to break out of high complexity and low trust requires a cohort of adjacent ventures that are born at the same time, from the same pool of financial capital and gene pool of shared values as well as human ambition around a single outcome of “Trust embedded Commerce”.

VAPHR has undertaken the mission to embed trust into commerce by creating the Trusted Platform. Through the unique mix of key technologies of Artificial Intelligence, The Internet of Things, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Cloud and Augmented/Virtual Reality, the Trusted Platform will provide the guide-rails for trust embedded commerce by underpinning the exchange of value with digital/crypto currency clearing and settlement of any currency and supporting processes. The Trusted Platform will be developed and augmented by the critical selection of key industry players, that will form the founding partners to become Trusted Companies.

Meet the Team

Aron Dutta

Chairman, CEO and Founder of VAPHR Inc.


Multiple ventures & patents, IBM, Cisco, Scient Inc., Viant Inc., Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., Salomon Brothers Inc., Department of Defense, TRW – and advisory to governments, academia and financial organizations. Speaker and industry professor to many leading graduate programs on entrepreneurship, innovation and recently blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Created and advised on several Incubators/Accelerators in London, New York, Sydney, Singapore and Toronto.


Victor Kazdoba

Chief Operating Officer


JPMorgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers Inc., and Bell Laboratories – oversight and management of multi-billion-dollar growth and profit centers.


Robert Flohr

Corporate Development & Human Capital Strategy


Options Group, Korn Ferry, McKinsey and Co., Princeton University – is an advisor to many entrepreneurial ventures and on advisory boards of multi-billion-dollar venture funds.



Advisors

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Daniel J. Arbess

Professional investor, policy analyst, lawyer and ex-partner of Perella Weinberg Partners


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Ted Baker

Retired Chairman, President and COO of Pershing Trading Company. Executive Committee member and Managing Director of Pershing LLC.


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Dennis Bone

Director of Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. Retired President and CEO of Verizon New Jersey, Inc.



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Bud Burrell


Investor, Advisor, ex- trader, and US Army Special Forces


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Rick Chavez


Partner, Oliver Wyman and Company


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Gabriel Del Virginia, Esq.

Attorney, Principal at Law Offices of Del Virginia, NYC



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Dayle Haddon


Founder of WomenOne Philanthropy. Spokesperson for L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder & Max Factor. Author of two international bestselling books. Member of the US Foreign Policy think tank.


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Ana Hollinger


Investor, Art Collector, and Cryptocurrency specialist. Partner Lakeshore Energy Capital | Block 26.
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Dr. Harry “Doc” Kloor

CEO Loarz Inc., CEO Jupiter9 Productions, Co-founder and chief scientist of the XPRIZE Foundation Co-founder of Singularity University



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Dr. Veronica Lange


Head of Innovation UBS, Barclays Bank, Olympus, and The University of Kiel


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Monique Morrow


President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet


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Dr. Barney Pell


CEO LocoMobi, Co-Founder of Singularity, and Architect of Microsoft Bing



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R Ray Wang


Principal Analyst and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc.


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Dr. Bernt Wahl


Ex CEO of Factle Corporation, Head of Berkley University Skydeck, and father of fractals


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Lou Zant


Marketing and branding pioneer, ex CEO of Britannia Jeans and Calvin Klien



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Robert Pozgar


Investor, Entrepreneur, Ex-President of Lockheed Martin Intelligence, and Sr. Partner of Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.


 

Experienced team with billion-dollar business level development, financial operations, delivery and support for top ten industries and Fortune 500 customer value propositions, in technology, information management and business model design and transformations…”

Advisors

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Daniel J. Arbess


Professional investor, policy analyst, lawyer and ex-partner of Perella Weinberg Partners


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Ted Baker


Retired Chairman, President and COO of Pershing Trading Company. Executive Committee member and Managing Director of Pershing LLC.


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Dennis Bone


Director of Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. Retired President and CEO of Verizon New Jersey, Inc.



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Bud Burrell


Industry Litigation Support, Inventor, general technologist, Documentary Producer, Blogger, Investor, MIS, AI, and US Army Special Forces


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Rick Chavez


Partner, Oliver Wyman and Company


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Gabriel Del Virginia, Esq.


Attorney, Principal at Law Offices of Del Virginia, NYC



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Dayle Haddon


Founder of WomenOne Philanthropy. Spokesperson for L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder & Max Factor. Author of two international bestselling books. Member of the US Foreign Policy think tank.


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Ana Hollinger


Investor, Art Collector, and Cryptocurrency specialist. Partner Lakeshore Energy Capital | Block 26.

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Dr. Harry “Doc” Kloor


CEO Loarz Inc., CEO Jupiter9 Productions, Co-founder and chief scientist of the XPRIZE Foundation Co-founder of Singularity University



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Dr. Veronica Lange


Head of Innovation UBS, Barclays Bank, Olympus, and The University of Kiel


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Monique Morrow


President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet


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Dr. Barney Pell


CEO LocoMobi, Co-Founder of Singularity, and Architect of Microsoft Bing



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Dr. Bernt Wahl


Ex CEO of Factle Corporation, Head of Berkley University Skydeck, and father of fractals


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R Ray Wang


Principal Analyst and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc.


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Lou Zant


Marketing and branding pioneer, ex CEO of Britannia Jeans and Calvin Klien



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Robert Pozgar


Investor, Entrepreneur, Ex-President of Lockheed Martin Intelligence, and Sr. Partner of Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.


 
 
Experienced team with billion-dollar business level development, financial operations, delivery and support for top ten industries and Fortune 500 customer value propositions, in technology, information management and business model design and transformations…”

Advisors

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Daniel J. Arbess


Professional investor, policy analyst, lawyer and ex-partner of Perella Weinberg Partners


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Ted Baker


Retired Chairman, President and COO of Pershing Trading Company. Executive Committee member and Managing Director of Pershing LLC.


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Dennis Bone


Director of Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. Retired President and CEO of Verizon New Jersey, Inc.



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Bud Burrell


Investor, Advisor, ex- trader, and US Army Special Forces


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Rick Chavez


Partner, Oliver Wyman and Company


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Gabriel Del Virginia, Esq.


Attorney, Principal at Law Offices of Del Virginia, NYC



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Dayle Haddon


Founder of WomenOne Philanthropy. Spokesperson for L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder & Max Factor. Author of two international bestselling books. Member of the US Foreign Policy think tank.



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Ana Hollinger


Investor, Art Collector, and Cryptocurrency specialist. Partner Lakeshore Energy Capital | Block 26.

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Dr. Harry “Doc” Kloor


CEO Loarz Inc., CEO Jupiter9 Productions, Co-founder and chief scientist of the XPRIZE Foundation Co-founder of Singularity University



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Dr. Veronica Lange


Head of Innovation UBS, Barclays Bank, Olympus, and The University of Kiel



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Monique Morrow


President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet




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Dr. Barney Pell


CEO LocoMobi, Co-Founder of Singularity, and Architect of Microsoft Bing


 

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Dr. Bernt Wahl


Ex CEO of Factle Corporation, Head of Berkley University Skydeck, and father of fractals



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R Ray Wang


Principal Analyst and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc.



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Lou Zant


Marketing and branding pioneer, ex CEO of Britannia Jeans and Calvin Klien



Experienced team with billion-dollar business level development, financial operations, delivery and support for top ten industries and Fortune 500 customer value propositions, in technology, information management and business model design and transformations…”

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