The Team


Our executive team has experience deep in startups, gaming, technology, and blockchain and coalesced around PvP’s core notion that the global need for a universal gamer community remains unfulfilled.

Phil Stover - Co-founder & CEO

2x Founder & Entrepreneur. Grew up playing Nintendo religiously and never forgot what that felt like. Previously co-founded Blue Skies Ventures to build, advise, and invest in early stage startups. Its current portfolio
has returned a 10x increase in portfolio valuation. Prior to that his
11-year corporate management career in banking and insurance included $2.3B in P&L responsibilities.

Chris Gray - Co-founder & CTO

Game development was his hobby as a kid in the 80’s which transitioned into a successful software development career. Chris was co-founder and Game Master for Netizen Islands, one of the earliest online gamer social communities. Before joining PvP Chris founded Crave Games to double down on his passion for bringing new products and tools to the gaming community. Chris brings 30 years of development and product leadership.

Marcella de Bie - Head of Influencer

Partner, streamer, influencer, and regular face on She streams a variety of games such as Apex Legends, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. She developed a passion for presenting throughout the years including hosting events, TV presenting and much more.

Bartosz Hejman - Lead Developer

Co-founder of the largest NFT Marketplace on VeChain called VeSea.
Full-stack Web3 developer. Previously led a team of backend developers at building indexers for different blockchains like Polkadot,
Near, Solana, Celo, Avalanche, Cosmos and more. His team is currently building a Web3 developer decentralized learning platform called BuilderDao - Kafe at

Advisory Board & Key Investors

Our advisory team and investors bring reach and experience across blockchain, gaming, publishing, fundraising, marketing and advertising.

Michael Vorhaus - CEO, Vorhaus Advisor

Seed investments:
Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ)
Tenor (sold to Google) Sapho (sold to Citrix) among dozens others.

Farrukh Shaikh - Co-founder, Gather.Network.

Blockchain investor and Bitcoin derivatives trader.

Ben Lakoff - Co-founder, Charged Particles

50+ investments in blockchain and Web3 including EPNS, Kylin, reNFT, NFT3, Nameless and others. Over $150M in funding raised.

AJ Glassberg - Founder and CEO at Novele

Multi-time founder, advisor, & Techstars alum.
Founding advisor at Gamma acquired by Animoca Brands.
Founding team of Incroud, a social entertainment technology platform acquired by Veriown Global. Loves building things.

Yo Sub Kwon - Entrepreneur & Investor

Coinsetter exit to Kraken.
LaunchKey, Inc. now owned by TransUnion.

Michael Chua - CFO, Arrowiz Entertainment

Backed by Tencent & Building Blockchain Games.
Based in Shanghai, China.

Jimi Gecelter - CEO, ZenGaming

Backed by NfX.
Israel Special Intelligence Forces.

Erik Huberman - CEO, Hawke Media

Forbes 30 under 30.
Founding Partner,
Hawke Ventures

Dan Offner - Attorney at O&A P.C.

Oculus VR exit to Facebook.