Basic Info

Name:
Barbara Bickham
Contributor Status:
Native AdVice
Initial Contribution Date:
04/20/2019

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Financial Services, Technology
Personal Career Headline:
Trailyn Ventures Founder & CTO

My Native AdVert

Career Snapshot:

Barbara Bickham, CTO with extensive experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship. Her current areas of expertise are in the Internet of Things, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Barbara is the Managing Director for Women’s Innovation Fund (WifAx.VC), an opportunity zone fund, accelerating growth by using a mix of incubation, shared workspace, and business finance while requiring participants to have a C-suite made up of at least 50% women

Barbara is currently Founder and CTO of Trailyn Ventures, a Blockchain Advisory Company. She provides strategic advice and technical execution for companies incorporating Blockchain and/or Artificial Intelligence into their company and products. ​Companies include The Aclyd Project – Payment and Remittance on the Blockchain; 2TransFair – Payment and Remittance on the Blockchain; Plaak – Exchange; EVRealities – AR/VR Attribution on the Blockchain; Rechain – Universal Rewards on the Blockchain, and others. Previously, Ms. Bickham was the Director of Engineering for Flexeye where she architected, designed and coded the 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor Award Winning REST API for their IoT Platform eyehubiot.com.

Ms. Bickham founded TechGenii, Inc., a digital strategy company; Wilderforex.com, a Forex Software company; and PCNLA an investment association connecting Southern California businesses with venture funding. She has 7+ years of experience preparing and evaluating companies for private equity and venture capital financing.  She is on the Advisory Board of the MIND Institute, MindMusic and Yummy Society; and a Mentor for Springboard Enterprises, Stubbs Alderton PreCellerator, and MakeInLA. She is an Advisor and EIR at the Bixel Exchange.  She holds degrees from the University of Chicago, New Entrepreneurs Program, an MSCS from West Coast University and a BACS from University of California, Berkeley.

Native AdMission Statement (AKA Personal Brand Pitch):

Trailyn Ventures, Founder & CTO – Helping put companies onto the Blockchain WifAX, Managing Director – Opportunity Zone Fund investing in Blockchain and AI companies creating the next gen investors, entrepreneurs and workforce.

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How did you get into the industry?:

I had an international client in 2017, 2TransFair.com, that wanted to use the Blockchain for cross-boarder remittance and payment.

Emerging industry trends?:

Mass adoption is coming into the industry in several ways. Chat (telegram, WhatsApp), Cell Phones (Samsung and Apple) are enabling payments via crypto currency. Exchanges like Coinbase are using credit cards to empower crypto currency payments. This trend will only grow.

Industry opportunities and challenges?:

Consolidation is an opportunity. Who’s going to start buying what for exits? Who can get a bargain because of a purchase? More large companies will come into the market. This will increase the demand for new skill sets, knowledge, and scaling of the technology and businesses.

Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?:

I like to help people, so sharing my technical ability via Trailyn Ventures is why this was created. My vision is to be able to help as many companies as possible, learn and adopt Blockchain technology.

What's next for the Business in the near future?:

In the near future, we will be bringing online several new large projects that can become models for how to create an entire Blockchain ecosystem. We are also working on new Token models that help companies become fundable as well as create their own ecosystem.

Your key initiatives for the success of the Business? Greatest Accomplishment?:

Do your best, serve who you work with, Work hard, Collaborate with others, Always learn.

Ideal experience for a customer/client?:

Serve the client, they feel they got exceptional service, be humble, listen, care.

How do you motivate others?:

Never give up on your dream. You just quit on you. I speak to people individually about being strong, being themselves. I recommend books, articles, videos and my listening ear, if needed.

Career advice to those in your industry?:

We need to find ways to work together no matter where we are in the world. Global collaboration and bridge building is important.

My Native AdVantage

What do you do best?:

Tech, Teach, Mentor

What makes you the best version of yourself?:

Perseverance, Mindset, Faith.

What are your aspirations? (Personal and Business):

To always be learning; Being the best version of myself.

Biggest Success?:

Being a CTO and Mentor.

Most Challenging Moment?:

Losing people you love, it makes you rethink your highest purpose. Remember the love and lessons they give you on the way to your highest purpose.

Motto?:

It seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandella

Favorite People/Role Models?:

Football – Business; Poker – teaches strategy; Nelson Mandella, Oprah, Michelle Obama. People who overcome obstacles are inspiring to me.

Favorite Places/Destinations?:

Big Island, Hawaii!

Favorite Products/Objects?:

Amazon, Netflix, Starbucks, Fresh Brothers.

Current Passions?:

Blockchain, AI, Convergence.

What Else To Know

Tell Us More:

My Daily Thoughts:

Goal of the Day: Accomplish my 3 Goals for the day!

Thought of the Day: It seems impossible until it’s done!

Action of the Day: Just do it – Exercise, work, learn, connect.

Deed of the Day: Serve – Sometimes people just need a Good Morning or Hi!

Tip of the Day: Every moment is New!

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

Sunshine most of the time!

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Protein Drink – when not at a restaurant; Eggs, Bacon + Salad – when at a restaurant.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Sleeping; get up at 7:00 am

10:00 AM – Working; Done with Morning Routine by then

12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Cobb Salad

7:00 PM – Working

11:00 PM – Night Routine; Preparing for the next day.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Tea – 1 to 2

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Starbucks

What should everyone try at least once?

Message – wellness play.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Hawaii – pretty hard since I know it so well.

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