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Jad is the co-founder of Koodos, a New York-based web3 company.  He builds, writes and speaks on the topic of social spaces and creative tools and the intersections with decentralized technologies. His research interests cover digital identity, reputation systems, consumer marketplaces, curation and internet culture.

Jad was previously at Google & YouTube, where he worked with and built for creators and artists in emerging markets. Jad has a Bachelor and Master in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard, where he was also a Sainsbury Management Fellow and led the entrepreneurship club. 



A Novel Framework for Reputation-Based Systems

Jad Esber and Scott Kominers offer a framework for designing reputation-based systems to encourage quality contributions and participation on platforms.

Sep 30, 2021
BKC Medium Collection

What we can learn from early online platforms

Berkman Klein event explores the early years of online platforms, the state of current platforms, and the future

Mar 25, 2021
BKC Medium Collection

Provocations for a better Internet

Jad Esber shares a curated set of provocations focused on why the internet is broken and what needs to change.

Feb 23, 2021


Mar 16, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Hindsight is 2020

Video & Podcast: Learning From our Past to Build a Better Future

Video & Podcast: A discussion on what today's builders should consider in the next iteration of the web.