Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds paired with decades of experience -
Patrick Heaton is one of the Co-Founders of Touch and alongside Mark developed the initial idea for Touch Social, TST (Touch Smart Token) and the propriety pending patent that powers the Touch ecosystem. Patrick has a diverse background within music, a degree in audio engineering and worked for years within the IT field while also pursuing an interest in computer science and metaphysics.
Tyrone Crook - Touch's Director and majority shareholder. Tyrone is a veteran within the realm of innovations and holds multiple patents that are heavily integrated within a variety of industrial and commercial sectors. Tyrone spends his time traveling the globe, attending to his companies and scouting for innovation alongside his daily commitments to operating multiple local Australian businesses.
Florian Protschka is a capital market specialist. Projects his former company initiated won CNN Future Summit and were decorated as european technology showcast project. He loves to analyze the opportunities of technologies and digital assets. Florian studied mathematics and economics in Germany.
Mark Francis is one of the Co-Founders of Touch and alongside Patrick developed the initial idea for Touch Social, TST (Touch Smart Token) and has been heavily involved within the blockchain sector since 2017. Coming from a social media marketing background and an interest in economics allowed Mark to form the idea of a social media backed currency.
Sam Adams is a partner in Cooper Grace Ward’s corporate and commercial advisory team.Sam has developed a broad range of experience working as a lawyer in Australia and the United Kingdom, and as a board director, general counsel and CEO. Sam has specialised expertise in the sports, gaming and technology industries.
John Flood is a sociologist and lawyer who is fascinated by the sociology of the professions, especially legal; the organisation and work of law firms and lawyers; globalization; the impact of technology including AI and blockchain, and most recently the medicalisation of cannabis (with Dr Monique Lewis). John is Honorary Professor of Law at UCL, Research Fellow in the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Westminster. He also acts as advisor to a number of technology startups in legal technology and blockchain, including Legaler, Inkrypt, and DRT.
Yannik Heinze is a software developer, IT-security specialist and in the blockchain space since many years. Yannik has worked for many well known blockchain focused company's. He loves to develop solutions and to advise startups. Yannik studied IT-Forensics in Germany.