A Pioneer in Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Economies

Built by the team at Second Life to power its own virtual economy, Tilia is now the leading payment platform for game publishers, metaverse creators, and NFT providers around the world.

Tilia’s parent company, Linden Lab, has been running Second Life for nearly 20 years. During that time, the team behind Tilia saw the massive potential for creating real-world value from in-game assets.

Payment processing and virtual wallets weren’t new ideas, but Tilia knew the game-changer would be creating a legally compliant way to convert virtual funds back into money that can be used in the real world.

Drawing from its expertise in virtual worlds, Tilia developed an integrated suite of products to process payments, manage in-world transactions, and process payouts into real money deposited directly into user bank accounts.

At the same time, Tilia assembled a world-renowned team of legal and security professionals to manage the burden of establishing and maintaining regulatory compliance, transaction security, and fraud management.

Partners

Our Board of Directors

As a growing contributor to the virtual space, Tilia is partnering with some of the biggest developer platforms, allowing creators to maximize growth by streamlining the development process.

Brad Oberwager, Director

Brad Oberwager has spent his entire career in technology and consumer focused companies as an entrepreneur and board member. Currently, he sits on the boards of two public companies, Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) and Better World (NASDAQ: BWACU). He is the chairman of two companies he founded, Jyve and Sundia and is also on the board of TEGSCO (aka AutoReturn). He owned Bare Snacks, acquired by PepsiCo in 2018. Brad was Vice-chair of YPO International, a global organization of 25,000 CEOs. Brad received his BS from Georgetown University, his MBA from the Wharton School and lives in San Francisco.

Raj Date, Director

Raj Date was the first-ever Deputy Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As the Bureau’s second-ranking official, he helped steward the CFPB’s strategy, its operations, and its policy agenda. He also served on the senior staff committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and as a statutory deputy to the FDIC Board. Before being appointed Deputy Director, Raj acted as the interim leader of the new agency, serving as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He led the CFPB for most of the first six months after its launch. Currently, Raj is the Managing Partner of Fenway Summer, an advisory and investment firm focused on financial services and financial technology. In that capacity, he chairs the investment committee of Fenway Summer Ventures, a fintech venture capital fund, and works with clients of FS Vector, the fintech advisory firm. He also serves as a Director for a number of innovative firms in financial services: Prosper, the marketplace lender; Green Dot, the bank holding company; Circle, the digital asset firm; Grasshopper, a de novo bank; and College Ave, a private student lender. He is a graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley (highest honors) and the Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

Aston Waldman, Director & Treasurer

Aston is the CEO of Tilia LLC, where he’s responsible for the business of Tilia, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Tilia. Aston is also the CFO of Linden Research, Inc., the parent company of Tilia LLC, and as CFO of Linden, Aston oversees all financial matters of the company. Aston has over ten years of senior management experience at gaming / virtual world companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to Linden Lab and Tilia, Aston served as Corporate Controller at Trion Worlds, Inc. Aston began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked on a wide range of clients including Chevron, URS and SunPower. He is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business.

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Built to grow with you

The metaverse will drive significant change. Games and virtual worlds are constantly evolving with these changes - and so is Tilia. We’re invested in growing our technology and services to meet our partners' changing needs, no matter where that leads. Let’s build the new metaverse economy together.