Richard Titus

Managing Director, Andronik Ltd

Role: Fellow

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Montreal, CDL-Oxford, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Streams: Blockchain/Web3, Climate, Space

With over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, 20 years of angel investing, and five years in digital securities, Titus is a seasoned operator and investor with a keen interest in technology and innovation.

In 2017, he co-founded ARK Advisors, a prominent blockchain and digital ledger technology (DLT/Blockchain) consulting and advisory firm that provided go-to-market, fundraising, and strategic advice to over 20 blockchain companies. Titus also led ARK Fund’s investment efforts, sourcing, syndicating, and deploying capital into a series of blockchain startups.

These endeavors, along with the global pandemic, led Titus and his partners to establish their own seed-stage fund, OGVC, focused on Exponential Technology for Existential Challenges.

Titus is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, coach, advisor, and investor who has launched or co-founded more than a dozen companies, including Razorfish, Los Angeles (via the acquisition of TAG Media), Schematic (acquired by WPP, now branded as Possible), ARK, Videoplaza, and (which sold to Breezeworks in 2016, making it his fifth exit in a row). He has a passion for emerging technology and serves as a board director, advisor, and coach to companies in high-growth emerging technology sectors, such as blockchain, AI, agtech, robotics, information security, and quantum computing. Since 2016, he has been a Mentor and Fellow at the Creative Destruction Lab and represented CDL on the board of the LIBRA Association, of which it is a founding member.

Titus has held senior leadership roles at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), where he played a vital role in launching iPlayer, the personalized homepage, and the BBC’s mobile service. As CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital, the digital holding company of DMGT (Daily Mail), he led the turnaround of a legacy media and digital classified giant. He also oversaw product planning, customer and user experience for Samsung Electronics’s Visual Display division, which dealt with all consumer electronics. His early career focused on film, television, and video games, with more than 19 titles, including “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which won several festival awards, including Sundance and the WGA award.

Titus is based in California and has three daughters.