Unleashing the power of a collaborative community

We empower progressive minds through blockchain

Physical spaces, signature experiences and a digital platform with the purpose of bringing people together and realizing the collective power of thinkers and creators.

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PEOPLE

United by an ambition to change the will of the world we design and facilitate powerful dialogues and collaborations.

PARTNERS

From local enterprises to lean start-ups, our partners are curated carefully for the benefit of our community.

PLANET

Our vision is a just and sustainable world for present and future generations. Transparency and integration will accelerate positive social impact.


MEMBERS' CLUBS

The ultimate manifestation of the Home Noir experience, our clubs provide space for innovation, inspiration, engagement and fun for our community.

MEMBERS' PODS

Smaller, more focused, thematic representations of the clubs that allow Home Noir to scale at pace and open in locations informed by the demands of the community.

EXPERIENCES

Worldwide events and experiences that exist both physically and digitally, designed to educate, inspire and engage.

VENTURES

One of the largest blockchain incubators in the world, Noir Ventures will fund projects that turn powerful ideas into transformative action.

THE TEAM

We are visionaries, the change-makers, the hidden many against the rule-making few. We stand for each other, the adventurers, innovators and persuasive pioneers, investing in change in a world of similarity.

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LUCA LONGOBARDI

Founder & CEO

Luca Longobardi, Founder and CEO of Home Noir is an entrepreneur, author and successful businessman. His intriguing personal story, one of unimaginable highs and catastrophic lows, draws uncanny parallels with blockchain technology and was what inspired him to create Home Noir.
From humble beginnings he worked tirelessly to build a life one could only dream of, becoming a finance visionary working on Wall Street before founding a leading independent merchant bank, State Capital; opening global offices in Italy, Miami, New York and Brazil.

In 2010 Luca experienced a rude awakening when he was wrongfully placed on Interpol’s ‘Most Wanted’ list. He was arrested and imprisoned for a month in one of Brazil’s maximum-security prison, during which time he was branded by the international media as "The Mafia’s Banker" (fake news).

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ADVISORS

Our advisory team come with years of experience in their industries


Justin Cooke
Venture Capital / Entrepreneur

Listed in the Wired Top 100, rated the UK’s second most influential person in digital by Econsultancy, inducted into the British Digital Hall of Fame and most recently, ranked by Business Insider as one of the UK’s coolest tech VC’s, Justin is lorded in the digital media space. He is the former Chair and now an Ambassador of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). He currently holds the roles Vice Chair of Unicef UK, a Venture Partner at VC Northzone, Deputy Chair of social learning platform FutureLearn, Digital Theatre and Nile. has invested in and advises numerous fast-growing technology businesses. He was the founder, of POSSIBLE and Fortune Cookie. Sold to WPP.


Tammy Lakes
Product, Innovation & Education

As Executive Vice President of Online Learning and Digital Business for Singularity University. She is responsible for designing and building digital experiences for individuals interested in the power of exponential technologies and uncommon partnerships. She has led groups in Product Management, Product Innovation, Digital Development, Design, Marketing, for Pearson, ACT, Inc, and Strada Education Network


Marco Corradino
Travel

A tech luminary, Marco is an entrepreneur and business angel sitting on a number of boards and holding management functions in several businesses. In 2006 he co-founded one of the first and most successful online travel in the world the BravoFly Group - Volagratis, acquiring lastminute.com in 2014. Marco was a Venture Partner and Advisor at United Ventures.


Hussein Kanji
Venture Capital / Entrepreneur

Hussein is a Founding Partner at Hoxton Ventures LLP. He was, named among the top 100 European tech investors, he also helps the UK government with their technology policy. He has held several executive positions at Accel, Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Radiance Technologies. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a degree from Stanford University.


Gaston De Figueiredo
Strategy & Business Development

Gaston has held the position of Director, Partner Business Insights at Microsoft for the past 8 years. He was previously the leader of worldwide bids, contracts and compliance at Apple and before that held several sales, marketing and business development leadership positions at Sun Microsystems. Gaston holds a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from University of Brasilia and a Master’s in Computer Sciences from the Federal University of Santa Catarina.


George Farha
Private Equity & Real Estate

Chairman and Founder of GSP Private Equity Group. He was the Founder of Intercat, the largest catering service company in the Middle East which he successfully sold to a Qatari fund. Education: Harvard Business School, UCL, London Business School and Dulwich college.


Kinvara Balfour
Public Speaker & Trend Consultant

Kinvara is a director, producer, writer and speaker, and a recognised authority on tech, trends and the zeitgeist. She has advised and directed the launch of several major
tech start-ups in UK and USA. She hosts conversations with global game changers and speaks at conferences around the world for global brands and corporations including Procter & Gamble, Richemont, MARKA, UBS. Kinvara is the creator of THE VISIONARIES,
a series of mini-films which feature key leaders of the world. She also hosts ‘Fashion in Conversation’ for Apple Inc., a series of interviews with global icons , she was one of a few young women invited to speak at President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.


Angelo Salvetti
Media & Technology

A serial internet and telecommunications entrepreneur in Europe and South America. Angelo specialties in competitive analysis, financing, franchising, mergers and acquisition. He has founded and sold four successful telecoms and internet businesses, including Zenvia Mobile, WM Group and Pure Bros Italia Mobile where he still serves on the Board of Directors, as well as more recently, Media Bridge a movie and TV production company


Fayez Rasamny
Industrialist

Fayez is Chairman of the Board and CEO of RYMCO, one of the oldest, (1934) and most important car dealerships in the MENA region. He has orchestrated the acquisition of two major brands, Datsun and Lada, and introduced McLaren to the Lebanese market. He is a member of the Executive Education Alumni Committee at London Business School and a member of the Global Dealer Advisory Panel of Nissan Motor Company Limited


Karim Arakji
Food & Beverage

Karim is one of the most successful hospitality entrepreneurs in the Middle East with 20 years working in sales, marketing and operations. Karim’s businesses include large scale wholesale catering to hotels and restaurants, as well as 14 restaurants