# Hi there, I’m Lin!
I’m Lin Dai, CEO, and Co-founder of TAP Community. I used to be born in Shanghai, China, and moved with my household to Arizona after I was 12 years outdated. My father was a quantum chemistry professor at ASU on the forefront of growing computational fashions and simulations utilizing the Craig Tremendous Laptop, so naturally, I gravitated in the direction of pc science at a younger age.
I attended Carnegie Mellon College and studied each pc science and enterprise, and launched my first firm out of my dorm, the primary ever social community for teenagers, four years earlier than MySpace. On the identical time I developed the primary ever credited course on Internet Publishing for Carnegie Mellon, and upon commencement, grew to become the youngest adjunct professor at CMU instructing the course I’ve designed.
My firm was taken public and gave me the chance to maneuver to NY, the media and promoting capital of the world, the place I hung out at MTV/Viacom, and was finally recruited by Alloy Media + Advertising, the father or mother firm of Gossip Lady, Vampire Diaries and so forth. to construct out the corporate’s digital enterprise. We efficiently constructed the biggest younger grownup promoting community on the time, reaching over 100M audiences, and over $200M in income. After Alloy, eager to get again into the startup setting, I used to be excited concerning the cellular video house and joined a Canadian startup Keek as its CMO, and grew its viewers to 75M customers worldwide. The corporate was taken public on the Toronto Inventory Change.
I returned to NY three years in the past seeking to begin a brand new enterprise. I used to be dismayed on the state of the digital promoting business and the way main web giants had been unfairly exploiting shopper information. Combining my private ardour for rewards (I’m a little bit of a journey rewards nerd), I noticed the chance to disrupt the house by envisioning a common rewards program the place customers earn rewards for sharing their information with permission. Across the identical time, I fell in love with blockchain know-how and its potential to usher in a brand new web the place customers take management of their very own information. Immediately we’ve constructed a community the place customers can delegate permission to their buy information securely in change for rewards from 250,000+ high retailers and model companions all over the world, in journey, eating, leisure, and e-commerce. Immediately our know-how powers rewards for among the greatest corporations in media, leisure, and blockchain, and we’re simply getting began!
**Ask me something!**
**For extra from Lin, Hooch & the TAP Community:**
*Hooch official web site:* [https://hoochrewards.com/](https://hoochrewards.com/)
*TAP Community official web site:* [https://www.tapcoin.net/](https://www.tapcoin.net/)
*Breakdown of Hooch and Faucet from SkrillaKing* *?* [https://youtu.be/E-V4S-z1G3sp](https://youtu.be/E-V4S-z1G3sp)
*Observe Lin Dai on Twitter:* `@linXdai`
*Observe Hooch on Twitter:* `@HoochApp`
*TAP Community Telegram:* [https://t.me/tapcoinofficial](https://t.me/tapcoinofficial)
*Hooch/TAP on Reddit:* [https://www.reddit.com/r/TapcoinHooch](https://www.reddit.com/r/TapcoinHooch)
*Official Courageous weblog put up asserting Courageous + TAP Community partnership:* [https://brave.com/brave-tap-blockchain/](https://brave.com/brave-tap-blockchain/)
The AMA can be held HERE on [r/BATProject](https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject), Monday, Could 20th, 2019 from 9:30-10:30am Pacific time.
**Please go away your questions for Lin within the feedback beneath.** Questions can be collected, vetted and posted by your host, [u/CryptoJennie](https://www.reddit.com/u/CryptoJennie), whereas the occasion is reside (with credit score to the OP). Questions that are available in on the day of as feedback within the reside AMA thread can be of second precedence.
See you there!
*See our newest AMA with Jan Piotrowski, Des Martin and Brad Flora from April 10th, 2019 right here:* [https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/bbnqew/were_jan_piotrowski_brad_flora_and_des_martin/](https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/bbnqew/were_jan_piotrowski_brad_flora_and_des_martin/)