Richard Titus

Fellow | Strategic Advisor, Brand & Recruitment

Role: Fellow

Site: CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Space

With 25 years as an entrepreneur, years of Angel investing, and three years in digital securities, Titus is an experienced operator & investor with a passion for technology and innovation.

In 2017, Titus co-founded a leading blockchain and digital ledger technology (DLT / Blockchain) consulting and advisory firm, ARK, which advised 20+ blockchain companies. Titus also led ARK’s investment efforts sourcing, syndicating & deploying capital into a series of successful blockchain startups, including 22x, Guardian Circle, PNGME, Seccurency, and Telegram.

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

In addition to his entrepreneurial history, Titus held senior leadership roles at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), where he was instrumental in launching iPlayer, the personalized homepage, and the BBC’s mobile service. Later, as CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital, the digital holding company of DMGT (Daily Mail), he led the turn-around of a legacy media and digital classified giant. He also led product planning, customer, and user experience for Samsung Electronics’s Visual Display division (all consumer electronics), working out of Seoul, Korea, from 2015-17. In his early career, he worked in Film, Television & videogames with 17+ titles to his name, winning several festival awards, including Sundance and the WGA award with “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Titus is based on the west coast of the US with his Lover and three daughters.