Founder & CEO, Ethelo
John Richardson is the founder and inventor of Ethelo and the author of the patents describing the technology. He completed a B.Sc. (Hon) in Mathematics at the University of Toronto and a law degree at the University of Victoria. John is also the founder of Pivot Legal Society, one of Canada’s leading human rights organizations, which he led for ten years. In 2005, John was named a world-leading social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow by the Ashoka Foundation. John has overseen Ethelo’s growth and development over the past 5 years, leading early planning and design of the Ethelo technology, as well as the business analysis and market validation.
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