Who is Polyient?

Polyient Labs is an Arizona-based incubator helping blockchain-based startups grow through early-stage funding and support.

We work with some of the top tech companies in Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Seattle and help ideas thrive.

Meet the Team

Brad Robertson

Brad Robertson

Founder / CEO

Brad Robertson is the founder and CEO of Polyient Labs, a Phoenix-based blockchain incubato. Prior to launching Polyient, Robertson was the CEO and founder of CX, an early innovator in cloud computing. Before that, Robertson served as an executive and founder for an array of internet startups. He has been an tech entrepreneur for 25 years and earned his JD from Pepperdine University.

Cody Robertson

Creative Director

Cody Robertson is the Creative Director for Polyient Labs, where he oversees the creative direction and brand strategy for Polyient and its portfolio clients. Prior to joining Polyient, he served in senior creative roles at various blockchain startups and agencies in LA, Phoenix and NYC. He has written for Starternoise, Modus and CEOWorld magazine.

Cody Robertson
Nick Casares

Nick Casares

Program Director

Nick Casares is Program Director for Polyient Labs, where he is responsible for helping portfolio startups fully realize, build and bring to market next-gen blockchain innovations. Prior to joining Polyient, he worked in a variety of leadership roles in UX and product management for an array of startups. He also hosts the Fork the Product podcast.

Jeff Hinkle

Content Director

Jeff Hinkle is Polyient's Content Director and oversees communications, pubic relations, marketing, and SE on behalf of Polyient and its clients. He worked for 15 years in corporate communications, marketing and PR and spent 10+ years working as an award-winning print reporter and editor.

Jeff Hinkle
Scott Ferreria

Scott Ferreria

Director of Technology

Director of Technology Scott Ferreria has an extensive background in tech and startups. In addition to his work with Polyient, he serves as CTO for the ROVR Group. Prior to that, he was CTO for Sourcely and Forge Technologies, Inc. (which he co-founded). Ferreira also founded MySocialCloud, which was later acquired by Reputation.com

Craig Russo

Director of Innovation

Craig Russo is co-founder of SludgeFeed, a leading news outlet covering crypto- and blockchain-adjacent industries. He has written more than 3,000 articles covering everything from non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to Dapps to crypto-investing to esports and beyond. Prior to co-founding SludgeFeed, Russo also worked with PureTech Ventures, where he was instrumental in helping build biotech startups such as Karuna Therapeutics and Follica. Russo earned top biotechnology innovator honors from Xconomy in 2017 and worked in several leading neuroscience labs at Harvard University.

Craig Russo

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