Ascribe wants to change the Internet. It is a service that empowers creators to truly own, securely share and track the history of a digital work. The company does this by giving creators the tools to lock in authorship, set the intent and gain visibility into where their work spreads. By doing this, creators can be recognized while giving buyers an easier way to discover and reward them.
The company was founded by Trent McConaghy, Bruce Pon and Masha McConaghy in Berlin, the city that best represents the intersection of new media art and tech.
The company raised $2 million in seed from Earlybird Venture Capital, Freelands Ventures, Digital Currency Group, and various angels.