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Our mission To become the world’s first careers ledger & anonymous hiring network. Empowering workers as the rightful owner & controller of their reference & skills data. Creating an ecosystem without prejudice, one which you're solely judged on proven skills.
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Ali Azam

Blockchain developer
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Anna King

Copywriter specialist
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Charlotte Hall

Co-founder
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Dimitar Popov

Senior engineer
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George Bennett

Software engineer
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Jenny Sumner

PR strategist
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Josh Collie

Designer
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Luke Shipley

Co-founder
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Matthew Wagerfield

Lead developer
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Peter Brooke

Co-founder

Advisors

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Alexandra Kelly

Employment Entrepreneur

The Ex-MD of the biggest referencing company in the world. She founded, scaled & exited her own referencing business - Powerchex.

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Fabian Vogelsteller

Ethereum Foundation Lead

Together with Vitalik Buterin, he proposed the ERC20 token standard, which started the ICO movement.

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Keith Teare

Tech Unicorn Entreprenuer

Advised ICOBox and Crypterium. Founder of EasyNet, RealNames. Two achieved Unicorn status.

Our story

Zinc was conceived in 2015, a product of the frustrations of a career in recruitment. Luke, one of the Founders had become disenchanted with the state of recruitment. Increasing competition for attention and an unmatched supply of talent meant diminishing results for recruiters. This drew most to data abuse tactics of spam, misusing others work identities and falsely phishing for leads. A shift towards platforms empowering workers that started to level the playing field had begun. Luke imagined privacy technology to protect workers data and allow them to own their work identity. An ecosystem in which workers could interact with companies and recruiters fairly was born.