Santiago Siri

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Santiago Siri (Buenos Aires, October 1, 1983), is an Argentine entrepreneur.

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Siri is a college dropout that began his career as a game developer. At age 18 he started up Evoluxion in 2002, the first Argentine company to ever export a videogame to international markets (Football Deluxe).[citation needed] The game had a publishing contract with Strategy First[1] and was sold in Russia, Poland and Argentina. Due to the high copyright infringement of these markets, the company shut doors in 2005. Siri joined the founding team of game development startup Three Melons as the creative director but left one year later. Also Siri is one of the founders of the Argentine Game Developers Association, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports leading game development companies from Argentina.

In 2007 he founded Popego, a big data research lab specialized on social media that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2008.[2] In 2009, he also launched The Whuffie Bank, a non-profit effort focused on building a currency based on social reputation.[3] In 2011 Popego was acquired by Brazilian ad-network boo-box.

After participating at the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper in 2012,[4] Siri decided to startup a new kind of political party: The Net Party[5] where its candidates are committed to always vote in congress according to what citizens request online.[6] To deliver a feasible technology for that effort, he founded the Democracy Earth Foundation that currently works on the largest open source effort to deliver a solution to online voting.[7][8] In January 2015 it received a grant from Y Combinator[9] to open its global headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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