Independent project ratings

The ecosystem for processing work

Labor contract

Details of the work agreement.


Instant (international) transfer of funds.


Allowing workers to benefit from the success of Grain.

Liquidity insurance

Protection against fluctuations in exchange rates.


Ability to answer to regulatory and compliance requirements.

Details about the
Grain token

Ethereum based

Grain is an ERC20-compatible token

Whitelisting start

January 2018

Total token supply

3.600.000.000 GRAIN tokens

Token sale

30% of the tokens during ICO

ICO Start date

April 16th, 2018

ICO individual minimum

0.5 ETH

ICO individual cap

120 ETH

ICO bonus

10% - 5% - 0%

ICO soft cap

4000 ETH

ICO hard cap

20000 ETH

Token distribution date

April 2018

Price of the token

1 ETH / 54000 GRAIN
(0.000037 ETH / GRAIN)

People behind Grain

The team

Onno Hektor

CEO & President of the board

Former Senior Director for Microsoft. Introduced several products to the EMEA market during 18 pioneering years (Windows, MS Office). Managed a lot of introductions of US startups to the EMEA market.

André Bonvanie

Board Member

Serial entrepreneur and investor. Excellent go-tomarket manager, responsible for several US startup successes in the EMEA market.

Erik Koster

Blockchain strategy / Board Member

Experienced blockchain consultant and CEO of Globalscreen. Double MSc at University of Amsterdam and Delft.

Arjo van Ramshorst

Founding member

Blockchain knowledge, Chief Technology Officer at Flexentral, architecture and design advisor for the Grain protocol. Has been involved from the early days.

Jeroen van Megchelen

Blockchain expert

Former hacker turned blockchain developer. Technology entrepreneur. Vast experience in building blockchain applications.

Maurits Elzinga

Founding member

Liaison between software developers and GRAIN. chief user experience and usability. Is actively involved in integrating GRAIN inside Flexentral.

Artem Gorev

Smart contract expert

Blockchain and smart contract expert. All-around, multi-language backend developer. MsC in computer science.

Lucas Huizinga

Marketing + Community

Tech-savvy marketing expert. Responsible for go-to-market strategy and community management.

The advisory board

Hans Hoogeveen

Board of Advisors

Former COO of Randstad, the world's second-largest HR services provider. Human capital expert. Will expedite Grain's go-to-market success with access to key players in the market.

René Hendriks

Board of Advisors

Entrepreneur. Great out-of-the-box thinker and investor. Rene will always challenge the board to take the 180 degree view on business decisions. Endless energy.

Laurent Delaporte

Board of Advisors

Serial entrepreneur. Board Member. Former Microsoft VP. Laurent will assist Grain in conquering the French market.

Temme Sikkema

Board of Advisors

Assistant professor at University of Groningen, specialized in information security and auditing. Helps Grain with implementing IT security and privacy certifications.

Roberto de Freitas

Board of Advisors

Actuary and risk management professional. Great knowledge resource for the requirements of designing and managing the Harvest fund. Works for big insurance companies.

Hedwigh Verbruggen-Letty

Board of Advisors

Human resources and organizational development expert. Senior honours lecturer at University Utrecht and co-author of “Het nieuwe werken” (The new way of working).

Bhavik Patel

Board of Advisors

Venture Capital and Crypto Investor. Serial Entrepreneur. CFO of private equity company Conor Acquisitions. Liason for North American market.



2016 /

Founding of Flexentral.

€1,000K total capital (€500K seed, €500K founders).

Start of development of Flexentral.

2017 /

First BETA customers committed.

Release of first public version of the whitepaper.

Friends ’n Family pre-ICO round, €500K raised.

GRAIN Foundation established (Zug, Switzerland).

2018 / Q1

Public whitelisting and token sale of Grain tokens.

Start bounty campaign.

First distribution of developer funds.

2018 / Q2

ICO start April 17th.

First public beta of Grain API set.

Listing on first exchanges.

Public release of Flexentral.

2018 / Q3

Release GRAIN API v1.0

First GRAIN strategic development partner sign-up

GRAIN API release

2018 / Q4

First BETA test developer solution with GRAIN

Milestone number of 10 active GRAIN transaction partners

2019 / Q1

First revenue reporting quarter

Announcement financial plan 2019

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