Shiv Madan is a co-founder and CEO of Blockparty, the leading blockchain-based event ticketing platform. Shiv leads Blockparty’s business functions, including client acquisition, business development and finance. Blockparty’s platform enables ticket sellers to earn a share of secondary ticket sales, track a ticket in the primary and secondary market, and prevent fake ticket sales. It also provides a reward mechanism that enables ticket sellers to reward fans and influencers for promoting and re-selling tickets. Its technology utilizes digital identity and smart contracts that are unique to blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrency. Blockparty is backed by leading blockchain investor and former Fortress Investment Group partner Michael Novogratz.Prior to founding Blockparty, Shiv was COO at a business of Time Inc’s NME music magazine. He also co-owned and operated a 20,000+ person music festival and college tours, and was founder and CEO of a wearable data startup.