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Proof Network Ventures
Technology and data-driven solutions for the beverage alcohol industry.

Our Strategic Approach

Our technology and data-driven solutions deliver meaningful business impact.

We leverage the power of technology and artificial intelligence to drive bottom-line results for brands, wholesalers, and retailers. We focus on turning raw data from disparate sources into actionable insights that can be used to make smarter and more profitable business decisions.

Products & Services

Proof Network Ventures develops and operates the most cutting edge suite of technology products and data-driven solutions in the sector.

Tipsi is a private-label ecommerce solution that makes it easy for beverage retailers to sell their entire product inventory online and via mobile application.

Tipsi’s intuitive applications include frictionless payment capability, embedded customer loyalty, personalized product suggestions, real-time point-of-sale inventory connections, and fulfillment optionality including pickup, curbside, local delivery, and shipping.

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BevCon is the largest standardized beverage alcohol database and product content catalogue in the world and the only database built specifically for enterprise use.

BevCon currently powers other Proof Network Ventures products such as Tipsi’s private-labeled ecommerce apps, websites and loyalty programs. Its on-demand API is actively used by retailers, and third party software development companies as the gold-standard for product content and information within the industry.

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BevData’s consulting services help brands, wholesalers and retailers increase sales and make more profitable business decisions.

The BevData team utilizes proprietary machine learning algorithms, artificial intelligence, and predictive models to turn raw data into actionable insights. BevData applies these trends for targeted marketing and advertising solutions both on and offline.

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Loop is the first blockchain-enabled platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that makes it easy for enterprises and SMBs to build and deploy custom solutions around divergent industry-specific data sets.

Loop seamlessly connects to the entire Proof Network Ventures product line, in addition to third-party data providers, to capture and store raw data. Through embedded compute functions that leverage machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive modeling, Loop turns these divergent data sets into actionable insights that can be mobilized by enterprises and SMBs to gain an edge on the competition.

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BevChain is a blockchain and IoT enabled supply chain solution for globally tracking beverage alcohol products.

Proof Network Ventures has partnered with VeChain, a market leader in blockchain-enabled supply chain solutions, to develop BevChain. Accessible through a cloud-based and easy-to-use dashboard, BevChain allows market participants across all three tiers to track their products from production all the way downstream through consumer purchase in a fully transparent and immutable fashion.

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Our Team & Advisors

Alex Miningham

CEO

Alex Miningham

CEO

Alex Miningham is a serial technology entrepreneur with over a decade of experience leading funded technology and data-focused ventures from inception through acquisition.

Apart from Alex’s current role as CEO of Proof Network, Alex actively advises early-stage technology, digital security, blockchain and digital marketing businesses. A recipient of Business Observer’s 40 under 40 award, Alex studied business at Florida State University where he received both his B.A. and M.B.A

Mike Bell

President

Mike Bell

President

Mike Bell has over a decade of experience building and investing in successful startups.

Mike has co-founded two companies in the beverage alcohol industry and holds an Advanced Level Wine & Spirits Certificate with Distinction from WSET. Mike previously worked in venture capital at FLAG Capital, the investment banking industry at UBS, and in private equity origination at the Bank of Ireland. Mike graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Economics, where he attended with a Presidential Scholarship.

Matthew Branson

COO

Matthew Branson

COO

Matt is a passionate entrepreneur with proven abilities in business architecture, digital strategy, and product development.

He has demonstrated growth in several of the globe’s largest industries and brings his experience and resources to the blockchain technology and digital currency world. In addition to Matt’s role as COO at Proof Network, he provides consulting to globally recognized brands including GE, Uber, and Publicis. Matt is also an active digital currency and asset researcher providing support and resources for startups in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. Matt’s work has appeared in several publications including Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and TechCrunch.

Kirill Pinchuk

Kirill Pinchuk

CTO

Kirill Pinchuk

Kirill Pinchuk

CTO

Kirill is an experienced software developer with a focus on integrations, payments, and resource sharing.

Prior to joining Proof Network, Kirill spent 10 years in software development as a senior solutions architect and lead software developer (employee 18) at Wargaming.net, a top CIS / EU game developer and publisher. Kirill’s work has supported tens of millions of users and billions of payments every year on the platform. Kirill is a graduate of Belarussian State University.

Brian Overbye

VP Partnerships

Brian Overbye

VP Partnerships

Brian Overbye has spent his career as an entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor to businesses in industries ranging from digital marketing and content production to data science, education, and blockchain.

Brian has a proven track record of applying scalable growth and partnership strategies to an international clientele. Before joining Proof Network as VP of Partnerships, Brian served as a Master Data Analyst at Coca-Cola in Atlanta, while simultaneously bootstrapping his media and software startups, JPP and Spinfare, which he scaled and then sold after securing partnerships with blue chip clientele including Uber and ESPN. Brian received his B.A. from the University of Central Florida.

Bryan Angelo

VP Marketing

Bryan Angelo

VP Marketing

Bryan Angelo is an experienced executive in strategy and marketing with an extensive background in brand positioning and activation.

Before joining Proof Network as VP of Marketing, Bryan led teams focused on digital marketing and internal communications programs for global brands such as GE, Celgene Biopharmaceuticals, and Publicis Groupe. Away from his day-to-day, Bryan has a hand in a variety of unique side ventures. Bryan was also an adjunct professor at the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University and a mentor to New Jersey-based TechLaunch, a business accelerator program.

Beth Bell

Beth Bell

VP Content Systems

Beth Bell

Beth Bell

VP Content Systems

Beth has over 20 years of experience in consumer marketing, process management and training.

Beth has managed the creation and ongoing development of Tipsi’s content systems since inception in 2013 before the company merged with Proof Network. Throughout her career, Beth has worked with clients such as American Express, Citibank, eBay, PayPal, Spiegel, Thompson Cigar, and St. Jude’s Hospital. Beth has a Marketing degree from the University of Delaware.

David Gallamore

David Gallimore

VP Business Development

David Gallimore

David Gallimore

VP Business Development

David Gallimore has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and executive level leadership within public corporations, private enterprises, and startup / early-stage ventures.

He has focused particularly on innovating and launching consumer subscription services, customer loyalty and insurance programs, while specializing in developing strategic partnership and business opportunities with Fortune 1000 companies in a wide range of industries including, fintech, insurance, payments, publishing, travel, retail and e-commerce. David was instrumental in leading the development and launch of Experian’s first direct-to-consumer venture. David attended Western New England University and holds multiple insurance licenses.

John Fulman

John Fulham

VP Finance

John Fulham

John Fulham

VP Finance

John Fulham has over 20 years experience in Finance and Operations holding senior positions with a number of companies.

Before Proof Network, John was COO of a $60M ARR heavy equipment dealership and Director of Finance with a $180M ARR supplements company. John has also worked as a consultant for clients like Kellogg Brown and Root, Time-Warner, the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, and several startup ventures. John has a degree in Finance from the University of Delaware.

David Asper

GP of Asper Group, Sr. Partner Emeritus at AT Kearney.

David Asper

GP of Asper Group, Sr. Partner Emeritus at AT Kearney.

Hank Uberoi

Non-executive Chairman at Earthport. Prior COO of Citadel Investment Group and Partner and COO of the Technology Division of Goldman Sachs.

Hank Uberoi

Non-executive Chairman at Earthport. Prior COO of Citadel Investment Group and Partner and COO of the Technology Division of Goldman Sachs.

Luke Cherrington

Investor at ZX Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of AB InBev.

Luke Cherrington

Investor at ZX Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of AB InBev.

Andy Brown

CEO of Sand Hill East. Prior Group CTO of UBS, Head of Strategy at Bank of America and CTO of Infrastructure at Credit Suisse.

Andy Brown

CEO of Sand Hill East. Prior Group CTO of UBS, Head of Strategy at Bank of America and CTO of Infrastructure at Credit Suisse.

Hill Flynn

Managing Director, The Haciendas Company North America. Partner, Avatar Wines & Spirits and Managing Director of United Wineries International.

Hill Flynn

Managing Director, The Haciendas Company North America. Partner, Avatar Wines & Spirits and Managing Director of United Wineries International.

Paul Favale

CEO of Wolfpack Wines. Prior President at HP Selections and senior roles at Kobrand and Mastercard.

Paul Favale

CEO of Wolfpack Wines. Prior President at HP Selections and senior roles at Kobrand and Mastercard.

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