Our Story

FunFair Technologies was established in 2017 and is made up of experts with decades of experience within the blockchain and gaming industry, including technology entrepreneur and investor Jez San OBE.

FunFair Technologies was created to re-invent online gaming. It delivered pioneering technology, including the first commercial usage of layer 1 scaling tech in its decentralised gaming platform.

Exiting that business in 2021, FunFair has more recently been focused on R&D in layer 2 tech and has built projects on a number of platforms, including Optimism, Solana, xDAI, Dfinity and Polygon.

The FunFair Technologies Group continues to build technology and games on the blockchain through FunFair Games, and also has vast experience to offer to our partners in both technology and commercial activities through FunFair Ventures.

Meet the team

Our team at FunFair is made up of experts with decades of experience within the blockchain and gaming industry.

  • Jez San OBE
    FunFair Group Chairman
    Jez San OBE FunFair Group Chairman

    Jez San OBE

    FunFair Group Chairman
    Jez San is a British technology entrepreneur and investor whose pioneering work in the field of real time 3D computer graphics led to being awarded the OBE for services to the computer games industry. Jez founded Argonaut Software in his teens and designed the first chip used to power 3D games including multi-million-selling Star Fox, Harry Potter and Croc. He also founded 3D online poker room PKR and microprocessor developer Arc International. Since 2013 Jez has been an active investor in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector. His investments include Google’s DeepMind and online cryptocurrency exchange Kraken.
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  • Jeremy Longley
    Founder
    Jeremy Longley Founder

    Jeremy Longley

    Founder
    Over 15 years’ experience managing technology teams - from the development of advanced video-game software through to the deployment and operation of enterprise-scale infrastructure.
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  • Oliver Hopton
    CEO & CTO of FTEL
    Oliver Hopton CEO & CTO of FTEL

    Oliver Hopton

    CEO & CTO of FTEL
    Oliver Hopton is an experience developer and team lead with over 15 years experience building gaming products. He spent 10 years working at online poker room PKR as Software Development Manager working on a huge variety of administration tools and integrations with 3rd party gaming content and providers. Heavily involved in technical compliance for gaming license applications in Guernsey, the UK, France, Italy and Denmark. He then spent 18 months as CTO of EveryFan, responsible for architecting and building a UK facing sports betting product.
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  • Fred Kessler CPO & Technical Compliance Officer
    Fred Kessler CPO & Technical Compliance Officer
    Fred Kessler
    CPO & Technical Compliance Officer
  • Lloyd Purser
    COO of FunFair Technologies
  • Michael O'Connor
    Group Financial Controller
  • Laurence McDonald
    Creative Director
  • Mark McGinley
    CEO of FunFair Games
  • Ettienne Ward
    People & Office Executive
  • Giorgiana Sologon
    Management Accountant
  • Gary Kemp
    Senior Artist
  • Dane Wiid
    Developer
  • Nicholas Antill
    QA Lead
  • Darren Howland Business Development Manager
    Darren Howland Business Development Manager
    Darren Howland
    Business Development Manager
  • Jas Austin
    Games Designer & Programmer
  • Carlo Cooke
    Commercial Director of FunFair Games
  • Anthony Rosbottom
    Senior Artist
  • Chiraag Shah QA Tester
    Chiraag Shah QA Tester
    Chiraag Shah
    QA Tester
  • Joe Roe
    Senior Games Developer
  • Kate Ryan
    Marketing Manager
  • Matthew Ware
    Senior Game Artist
  • Mark Ridgwell
    Lead Server Developer
  • Paul Jackman
    Technical Director / Games
  • Peter Heywood
    Software Developer
  • Steve Clark Games Developer
    Steve Clark Games Developer
    Steve Clark
    Games Developer
  • Vincent Kwok
    Senior Artist
  • Will Master
    Developer

 

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