Clipper was designed and developed by Shipyard Software, Inc, a US-based Delaware C-corporation (www.shipyardsoftware.org). Shipyard is a software development firm founded by Abe Othman and Mark Lurie, who have been friends and collaborators for over 15 years since they they first met as undergraduate classmates at Harvard.
Mark Lurie previously founded two venture-backed startups. Codex is a blockchain-based title registry for art & collectibles with 500,000 NFT titles created in the offline auction world since it's 2018 launch and ICO. Prior to Codex, Mark founded an online marketplace for art & collectables, which was acquired in 2016. Previously, Mark was an investor at FJLabs and Bessemer Venture Partners, where his investments included Twilio (TWLO). Mark serves on the board of The Foundation for Art & Blockchain, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, as well as the board of GMO Trust, a regulated stablecoin issuer, and is a venture partner at FJLabs.com. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Harvard College, where he wrote his thesis on historical paradigm shifts in economic thought. www.linkedin.com/in/mlurie