About 180.earth

 

Making the World a Better Place For All of Us

Heal Our Planet

It takes time, persistence, care and love to heal our planet. In cooperation. Each farmer is part of a family. Each family is part of a village. Each village is part of a country. All are inhabitants of our beautiful planet. By supporting individual farmers to plan and nourish trees we heal our one & only planet. Both sponsors and farmers directly support themselves.

What We Do

Who is 180 Earth

  • 180.earth cooperates with farmer families worldwide. We are a new era movement that enables global eco-projects by adding two important accelerators:
    high tech apps to connect sponsors with the farmer for direct payments and communication;
  • 20+ years last mile project implementation experience in most difficult and remote locations on earth to ensure unbiased contact with local farmers.

Why is 180 Earth Different

Typically tree planting organization miss necessary experience to include the last mile. How do they reach cooperative farmer families and what happens after planting?
Millions of seedlings are planted without proper after care. Connecting planting AND care taking with the farmers and their families will bridge this gap and provide proper aftercare. Every tree planted in the 180.earth program has its own ‘guardian angel’.
Our unique technology and presence at the location ensures sustainable relationship between farmers and trees.

180 Earth Skips Bureaucracy

Through the unique 180eEarth blockchain-based technology we directly pay tree planters who own land regardless of their location all over the world.
Smartphones enable communication, payments and monitoring tools.
No more expenses for offices, staff, overhead that accompany traditional intermediary organizations.

180 Team

180 is founded by a team of experienced humanitarian, agricultural and technology professionals with a combined experience of 100+ years in Humanitarian Programming & Technology/Blockchain Research & Development. Our previous projects surpassed $2 billion value of aid and agricultural focused development projects during the past 20 years.
Martijn Hekman

Martijn Hekman

CEO

Martijn has 20-years’ experience in international humanitarian emergency management, spanning 20 countries. Working with U.N. charities, Fortune 500 companies, and startups, he oversaw the successful implementation of 50+ complex international aid projects, worth more than $1 billion USD. Martijn has founded and invested in several successful enterprises.
He holds an Agribusiness – Agri value-chain Degree and managed dozens of agricultural and tree planting focused projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Herman Vissia

Herman Vissia

CTO

Herman Vissia is the CTO of 180 & CEO of ByeleX. In 2012 he became the first westerner completing his Ph.D. thesis at the BSU named, ‘Models, Algorithms and the technology for decision making intellectualization based on subject collections’. Vissia is pioneering technology for the Semantic Web and is performing research in the field of cryptography. He gives lectures on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency. He also founded Liqwith, revolutionizing lending markets through tokenizing.

Mark Ratnavira

Mark Ratnavira

COO

Mark has over 30 years of diverse experience in operations , talent management, early-stage startups and Front-line Humanitarian projects. He enjoys the challenge of finding solutions in high pressure environments. Mark has successfully launched various fast-growing businesses in the Human Capital sector and brings these and his Humanitarian expertise to the 180 team.
Jelena Bozinovski

Jelena Bozinovski

Field Program Coordinator

Jelena is a humanitarian and development aid professional with 11 years’ experience in grant acquisition and implementation management in various field contexts: Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Serbia, Afghanistan, and more. Working with USAID, EUAid, DFATD, DFID, and Echo, amongst others. She has worked across emergency and stabilization sectors, including juridical reform, health, nutrition, WASH and competitive market development
Anton Zalesky

Anton Zalesky

Senior Developer

Anton received Financial Mathematician education at Belarusian State University and now works as a software developer. He has implemented various software projects in business areas, including sales forecasting, health center data monitoring, event management, insurance and file sharing. Anton is proficient in all software development phases, from problem analysis with customers to implementation, hosting and support. Currently, Anton focuses on software architecture, blockchain technologies, and cloud services.
Sergey Gafurov

Sergey Gafurov

Senior Developer

Since the 1990s, Sergey’s deep interest in computer programming has taken him to international programming contests and higher education, leading to a degree in Applied Mathematics. He has developed software for more than 20 years and spent 8 years teaching university-level computer science courses. Sergey’s projects are vast and span ERP systems, distributed computing, pattern recognition, big data, AI and ML.

Advisors

Paul Bell

Paul Bell

Humanitarian Program Advisor

Paul Bell brings 20+ years’ experience in senior-level program management in the public and private sectors. He has worked in various roles in international development, including business teaching and mentoring in several countries: Afghanistan, Vietnam, Ireland, Laos, amongst others. As a founder and investor of various entities, Paul combines business with technology to solve real-world problems.
Mila Vicquery

Mila Vicquery

Business and Finance Professional

Mila has worked in management consulting, financial auditing and advising, and information technology. Her expertise covers the integration of ERP systems, with specific core business services advising in the SME sector, including process-flow optimization and financial reporting.
Lynn Connolly

Lynn Connolly

Compliance

Lynn brings 25+ years’ experience in compliance and risk management for industry and advisory services. She serves as an advisor and outsourced-CCO for several companies utilizing DLT, AI, loT and related technologies globally. She provides customized compliance, operational policies and procedures while advising on business models, strategies and token-structuring. Lynn’s work focuses on compliance maintenance with regulatory guidelines, as companies innovate and evolve towards sustainability.