Toposware Announces Key Additions to Business Advisory Board

3 min readDec 15, 2022


C-Suite veteran Jeanette Gorgas and growth strategy VP Mimi Spier will support the protocol as it prepares for Testnet launch in 2023.

December 15, 2022Toposware, the lead developer of Topos, the first zkEcosystem that enables fully trustless and secure interactions between blockchains and serves as the springboard for the global adoption of Web3, today announced the appointment of two members to its growing Business Advisory Board: Jeanette Gorgas and Mimi Spier. Both individuals boast impressive professional portfolios and will support Topos’ strategic scaling and growth strategy as the protocol prepares to launch Testnet in 2023.

With over 25 years leading growth, operational innovation and human capital strategy, Gorgas will leverage her valuable skill set in tactical growth and expansion. She has held several notable titles including Chief Strategy Officer at Grant Thornton, Senior Associate Dean at Yale School of Management, and Managing Director, Global Markets at Deutsche Bank.

“I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with many forward-thinking companies throughout my career, and working with a disruptive, impactful organization like Toposware is an exciting opportunity,” said Gorgas. “I’m inspired by the team’s research-first mantra and look forward to providing support as they work to create a highly scalable, secure, and interoperable infrastructure for the blockchain community.”

Spier, most recently Vice President Marketing and Growth Strategy at Turntide Technologies, brings over two decades of experience in launching and scaling start-ups and emerging technology businesses to her advisory position. Alongside starting VMware’s IoT and Edge business from inception, she has worked with distinguished organizations including Oracle, Business Objects, and SAP, and presents highly sought-after expertise at the intersection of technology and business.

“Toposware is in the midst of a dynamic growth phase as the team prepares to launch its product,” said Spier. “I’m eager to contribute my expertise and help bring a vision to life that will develop a better functioning, more inclusive Web3,” added Spier.

“We’re excited to welcome these esteemed industry professionals to our internal committee as we work to expand the potential of blockchains and unlock new capabilities for developers. Mimi and Jeanette’s specialized experiences in scaling and expanding emerging technology businesses will be invaluable as we strategically expand and gear up for Testnet launch,” said Theo Gauthier, CEO and founder of Toposware.

Topos is expected to launch on Testnet in 2023. To learn more, visit and sign up for the Topos newsletter.

About Toposware

Topos enables developers to deploy natively interoperable sovereign execution layers and dApps while enjoying cryptographic security. At its core, the protocol is powered by zero-knowledge proofs to offer secure and seamless interchain communication without relying on trust in validators. Toposware is a remote-first company headquartered in Boston, MA with satellite offices across the USA, Europe, and Asia. The team is composed of a group of passionate computer scientists, cryptographers, and engineers from all over the world with backgrounds including CERN, Google, Meta, University of Oxford, École Normale Supérieure, Telecom Paris, and UCL. Toposware is creating the technical groundwork for a new standard for Web3 while solving some of the hardest problems in cryptography and distributed systems. Research and development is done in-house as well as in collaboration with technological research institutes and academic research groups, such as the CEA and Inria.

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