About Us

an experienced team with a passion for diversity and web3

Board of Directors

Overseeing the direction of W3 Studio

Brian Zwerner

President W3 Studio

Marlon Williams

Founder, Atlanta Blockchain Center

Asante Bradford

Sr. Mgr, Georgia Dept of Economic Dev

Christy Brown

Founder, Investor, Non-Profit Leader


Experienced in building and investing in web3 startups

Earl Coleman

Angel Investor, Startup Veteran

Zach French

Web3 Builder and Startup Veteran

Jonathan King

Principal, Coinbase Ventures

Felipe Arias

Venture Investor. Corporate Leader.

William Leonard

Investor at Valor Ventures

Angela Brasington

Web Builder and Founder

Founding Story

W3 Studio was founded in 2022 by Brian Zwerner, an Atlanta technology and venture leader with a passion for supporting diversity.  Learn more about how he was inspired to start W3 Studio from the people that helped his grandparents survive WWII in Europe.  Read more about how Zwerner’s parents modeled the teaching and mentorship skills that will be fundamental to how W3 Studio works with founders.  Zwerner also shared his experiences working with founders in Atlanta that showed him the need for W3 Studio.  He further discusses how the idea for W3 Studio developed.  You can read about how we define success for W3 Studio.

W3 Equality Inc (dba W3 Studio) is a Georgia nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes.  Donate here.

Want to Join Our Team?

We are always interested in connecting with investors, entrepreneurs, builders, organizations and other leaders who are passionate about increasing diversity in startups.