SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Nexus Embassy is delighted to announce the appointment of its second Advisory Committee member, Randall Kaplan, an experienced entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist who holds esteemed positions as a co-founder of Akamai Technologies, Founder and CEO of JUMP Investors, Founder and CEO of Sandee, and CEO of CollarCard.  Randall has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, has been an advisor to more than 50 companies, and has invested in more than 60 early-to-late stage technology companies including Google and Seagate.

Randall graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with Highest Distinction where he was a seven-term Angell Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year.  Randall also graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law, and in 2006 he received the school’s first Distinguished Entrepreneur Award.  Randall served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at Michigan for 18 years, and he has served on the Northwestern Law Board for the last 19 years.

As a valued Advisory Committee member, Randall will leverage his expertise to advise Nexus in strategic marketing, business development, legal guidance, and philanthropic endeavors. Nexus’ blockchain technology continues to draw the attention of influential thought leaders across a variety of industries. The addition of Randall Kaplan not only validates the potential of our technology, it allows Nexus to further our humanitarian mission throughout the world.

Randall is also an active philanthropist.  He is the founder of The Justice Ball, a leading and popular charity concert in Los Angeles that has attracted more than 60,000 attendees and has raised more than $6.5 million over the last 21 years.  He is also the co-founder of The Imagine Ball, a four-year old event that has raised more than $1 million to fight homelessness in Los Angeles.  Randall also established the Julia Eder Dean’s Scholarship at the University of Michigan in honor of his grandmother for a student raised in foster care, and he also established the Randall Kaplan Dean’s Scholarship for underprivileged students who are interested in future business careers.

“Randall’s commitment to philanthropy is very much aligned with the broader mission of The Nexus Embassy,” said Ajay Ahuja, chief executive. “Furthermore, his keen eye for technological innovation, as evidenced by co-founding Akamai and making early investments in Google and other leading technology companies, makes his willingness to join the Nexus team a strong endorsement.”

“I’m incredibly excited to work with Colin, Ajay, and the impressive Nexus team,” said Randall.  “I love their commitment to philanthropy and their mission to use their non-profit to empower people.”

To learn more about Randall, visit his website: or view his LinkedIn profile here

About Nexus

Nexus is an innovative open-source blockchain technology and digital currency designed to improve the world through advanced peer-to-peer networks. Nexus focuses on solving the current challenges of speed and scalability in the blockchain industry and provides world-class quantum resistance through its many innovations. Enabled by its partnership with Vector Space Systems, we aspire to combine blockchain technology with ground-based MESH networks and satellites to facilitate the formation of a decentralized and distributed internet.  Nexus will enable people to take control of their personal and financial freedom, empowering humanity in the process. For more information and to see how you can help build the future, visit

About The Nexus Embassy

The Nexus Embassy is a Colorado based non-profit organization created to be a steward for technological development and education of the public.  As a non-profit organization, there are no owners, and it is governed by its board of directors, operated by its management team and counseled by an advisory committee. It is funded by the network through the mining process of the Nexus blockchain.  Everything released by The Nexus Embassy is open-source and given to the general public.