Soar History

Soar began its evolution in the Australian outback in 2012 after several high high-profile mining companies requested the development of a mapping engine which could work on mobile devices, offline, and in remote locations.

After two years of research and development, Soar was adopted for defense and security applications and the technology underwent significant operational testing. The focus of this testing was to build a robust mapping platform that could handle any form of content and maintain key functionality on the blockchain.

In 2017, the technology behind Soar was released for civilian use with a focus on broader applications allowing Soar to start building the world’s first global super-map.

World Class Management Team

Amir Farhand

CEO & Geospatial Expert

Proven entrepreneur and innovator with over 15 years of geospatial technology expertise including the development and commercialisation of various satellite and imaging processes. Since 2015, Amir has worked closely with blockchain technologies in bringing mapping to the masses using existing systems such as satellites and drones.

Guy Perkins

Non-Executive Director

A stalwart and renowned name in the field of geospatial technology over 25 years experience key management positions at global organisations including ESRI (the world biggest mapping company), MapInfo, ER Mapper and Hexagon. Guy has recently co-founded aerial imaging technology companies, NearMap (valued at $600M) and Spookfish (recently acquired for $136M).

Phil Carulli

Non-Executive Director

A chartered accountant with almost 20 years’ experience working in public practice and corporate accounting and director of Optima Financial Group, providing taxation, business and corporate services to a diverse range of businesses in Australia.

Rick Revelins

Head of Corporate

With over 30 years of experience with international investment banks in the area of corporate finance and corporate advice Rick has held various directorships including being the Chairman of Atlas Iron Limited (one of Australia largest iron ore mining companies) and Head of Investment at Peregrine Corporate.

Col. James Rhetta (Ret)

Principal Technical Advisor

Over 25 years’ experience with the US Air Force and has been involved with developing and using geospatial mapping systems including aerial, drone and satellite systems. James has particular focus and interest into the impact of blockchain into mapping systems. The rest of James biography is currently classified.

Nizam Ismail

Legal Advisor

A regarded thought leader in the field of blockchain compliance, Nizam is currently Partner and co-founder of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing in Singapore. Nizam previously served as Deputy Director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as well as the Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

Operations Team

Chris Lowe

Lead Blockchain Scientist

Marek Tlacbaba

Blockchain Developer

Alasdair Penman

Blockchain Developer

Neil Prentice

Head of Partnerships

Darren Smith

Geospatial Specialist

Ciaran Doyle

Geospatial Specialist

Dan Anderson

UX & Graphics Designer

Timothy Glover

Head of Brand

Jim Jin

Head of Asia Operations

Sophia Hill


Amy Du

Community Coordinator


Todd Burgess

Director Digital Capital Managment

Craig Baldner

Retired US Army - Communications Expert

Tommy Shin

Chairman Lateral Capital Ventures


Partners & Collaborations