Mathieu Nouzareth

CEO, The Sandbox US

Mathieu Nouzareth

Speaker Bio

Paris-born, LA based serial web entrepreneur Mathieu Nouzareth is the CEO of The Sandbox US. The Sandbox is the leading decentralized metaverse.

Mathieu Nouzareth began his career in 1995 at 23 by co-founding WebConcept, one of France’s first e-business consulting firms. WebConcept was sold to Sweden’s IconMedialab of Sweden in 1999.


In 2001, Mathieu and his brother Romain started, a digital game distribution company. Operating in over 30 countries with a staff of 180, the company was sold to Nexway in 2008.


In 2006, Mathieu co-founded Is Cool Entertainment, a social casual game publisher which was listed on the Paris stock market, and later acquired by publishing company Hachette.

In 2017, Mathieu co-founded CCU, a leading crypto currency mining company in Canada that went public in Toronto in 2021.


From 2009 to 2022, Mathieu was the CEO of FreshPlanet, the New York-based developer of the mega hit social music trivia mobile game SongPop. The game has built a global following of over 150 Million players since its launch in June 2012. In 2018, FreshPlanet was sold to Gameloft, one of the leading mobile game developer in the world.

Mathieu is a graduate of the Grenoble School of Management and holds an MBA from Pace University in New York.