Growth Strategist, Advisor, and Global Connector Dr. Richard Swart Joins 5ire as Strategic Advisor

3 min readFeb 28, 2022

We’re so excited to welcome Dr. Richard Swart to the 5ire family as our strategic advisor! Swart is an expert on social innovation impact, global challenges, and the application of technology to create greater access to capital. His interests and expertise are a perfect fit with 5ire’s realization of the fifth industrial revolution and our commitment to personalization, human-centered design, and deep integration of the UN sustainable development goals in our technology.

Swart is one of the earliest and most prolific experts in blockchain, ESG-impact, crowdfunding, and platform investing. He has helped shape bipartisan legislation in the United States and has been an advisor to the likes of the Whitehouse National Economics Council, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank, United Nations, CrowdSmart, Cambridge University, and Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. Swart has also played key roles in major universities such as UC Berkeley and the University of Cambridge in their ecosystem surrounding entrepreneurship in this field.

Top accelerators, angel funds, and family offices have all relied on Swart’s expertise, as well as major foundations, Fortune 500 companies, national governments, and global research institutions. We’re deeply gratified to be in such an esteemed company. Swart has also been in leading business publications including BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc, VentureBeat, Financial Times, and Washington Post.

“I am honored to join the 5ire team,” Swart said when it was announced that he’d be joining 5ire as a strategic advisor. “As a leading layer 1 blockchain company pushing the boundaries of both technology and social impact, this company is poised to have a massive impact on the ways blockchain technologies can be deployed.”

Pratik Gauri, Co-founder and CEO here at 5ire said, “With his role as a key advisor to major stakeholders in government, academia, and the impact-investing sector, Dr. Swart will be an invaluable resource in our mission to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. His experience with both upcoming developments and concerns of global stakeholders will certainly guide us in making the most significant impact implementing 5ire’s ecosystems to create a for-benefit economy.”

“Dr. Swart will be both our eyes and ears in fine-tuning our vision to bring it in line with other stakeholders, and to have the greatest impact on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said Prateek Dwivedi, 5ire’s Co-founder and CMO.

Vilma Matilla, 5ire’s Co-founder and CBO said, “Having a mind like that of Dr. Richard Swart guiding us in understanding the agenda and the concerns of global stakeholders is a strong signal that we’re going in the right direction and that the effect of what we are building with 5ire will be massive.”

Here at 5ire, we’re focused on implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. So much so that we’ve produced 5ireChain, an innovative blockchain technology with the UN SDGs written into its core. Non-financial factors such as environmental, social, and governance scores are weighted in the 5ireChain ranking protocol, impacting a node’s participation in the 5ire network.

By incorporating sustainability into the network’s base layers with its blockchain technology rankings, we’re building a for-benefit economy and embodying the fifth industrial revolution, creating a net positive impact on the planet and serving humanity.

More information about 5ireChain can be found by clicking on the following links:









5ireChain — | Layer-1 EVM Compatible Smart Contract Platform | In Consensus Sustainability