The Metaverse Revolution — Meet Our Advisors Series: Aaron Lee-Zucker

3 min readMay 4, 2022


We are excited to introduce Aaron Lee-Zucker to the Realm community in this latest installment of our “Meet your Advisor Series”. You can find the previous installments of this series on Barry Herbst, Michelle Tsing, and Matthew Land/David Marshall, and David Ham on our Medium.

Aaron Lee-Zucker has 22 years of successful results as a technologist, inventor, founder, investor and advisor. His expertise includes software engineering excellence, team performance and mentoring, neuroscience, signal processing, machine learning and analytics, business and technology strategy, and futurism and forecasting. Aaron was an integral part of launching PayPal’s APIs and merchant services business in the early 2000s.

Aaron was one of the earliest devops evangelists, transforming many legacy engineering cultures from the bad old waterfall days to postmodern, cloud-centric continuous delivery environments. He is a cloud expert and has been a seminal voice in the field since AWS was launched in 2006. He also co-founded services firms DriveDev and Blackbird IT, growing them to over $10MM in revenue and exiting both to Pythian. He co-founded, was CTO at, and was CTO at (where he built the world’s first cloud-based multimodal neuroscience research platform).

Aaron is also a biohacker and wellness coach focused on longevity. Aaron has coached dozens of startups from founding through series D, and is an active investor, advisor, and supporter of many companies. He has a special love for digital medicine and closed-loop sensing/intervention health optimization platforms, and is a co-founder of Colab.Health, a start-up innovating in the wellness space. Beyond this extremely impressive background. Aaron has also helped architect and scale blockbuster video games to millions of concurrent users at launch, handy knowledge to have ; )

As one of the foremost cloud experts in the world, with vast experience in software development and enterprise level infrastructure, Aaron is uniquely capable of accelerating the development of our technology by implementing best practices and helping us to solve problems before they even arrive.

Aaron has been instrumental in ensuring that the team can effectively scale infrastructure and conduct mass scale load testing, as well as ensuring that best practices are met in terms of Operational Visibility and monitoring. His expertise will also ensure that industry grade anti-bot protection is applied to play to earn mechanisms, and assist the team in applying machine learning to detect any malicious actors in the Realm ecosystem. From a compliance and security perspective, Aaron’s experience at PayPal is highly valuable as we strive to deliver bank grade levels of security and processes in Realm.

Beyond the technical expertise that Aaron brings to the table, he is also an incredible resource in the business world, and is bringing immense value to Realm through his extensive global network. This network includes strategic partners in the technology and entertainment industries that Realm is actively engaged with in developing cutting edge Metaverse experiences. He is also helping Realm to connect with top level technical talent that is key as we continue to scale and grow.

We are proud to be working with Aaron and incredibly grateful for his contributions at this stage of our development. Welcome to Realm, see you in the Metaverse!

About Realm

Realm is a mobile-first, play-to-earn, social impact driven Metaverse that allows gamers, players and artists to create their own personalized NFT microverse. Creators can bring unique music, art, and games into their realms. Whole living worlds can be minted as an ERC-1155 NFT and traded on the OpenSea Marketplace. Additionally, players can discover, trade, collect and view NFTs in the environments and experiences their creators imagined.

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