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The Arch Mission Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation designed to continuously preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important knowledge across time and space.

The Arch Mission Foundation designs, builds, delivers and maintains curated long-term archives, housed in specially designed devices called Archs™ (pronounced “Arks”). Archs are being developed with a variety of form factors to survive for long durations in space, as well as on the surfaces of planets, moons and asteroids.

The Archs are already the longest-lasting records of human civilization ever created, and possibly that ever will be created. They will last billions of years longer than the Pyramids. They may even last longer than our planet. In a million years the Archs™ may be the only remaining trace of our species and our civilization.

The Arch Mission Foundation was inspired by the Isaac Asimov Foundation Series
and was first written about in blog post by Nova Spivack, in 2015, here.

In 2015, Nick Slavin joined Nova Spivack to co-found the Arch Mission Foundation, and in 2016 the Arch Mission Foundation was formally incorporated. That year they were joined by Michael Paul and Matthew Hoerl, and in 2017 and 2018 the organization began to grow and attract a growing community of leading minds, leaders and participants.

The Arch Mission Foundation has grown from a somewhat impossible idea into an actual non-profit organization, that is already producing real Archs that carry human knowledge for millions to billions of years, today.

No longer science-fiction, the Arch Mission Foundation is on track to become a self-sustaining organization and community, with a unifying and inspiring purpose and agenda for humanity, spanning thousands to millions of years into the future.



Nova Spivack

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Nova Spivack is Founder & CEO of Magical Technologies (, a science and technology venture studio based in Los Angeles. He works as a “venture producer” -- combining his experience as a serial entrepreneur, investor and technologist, to fund and incubate breakthrough companies. 

In his 25 year career in technology, he has helped to build dozens of ventures, collectively generating billions of dollars in market value, including multiple IPOs, and acquisitions by Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Disney, and others.

Nova flew to the edge of space in 1999 and zero-gravity training with the Russian space agency. He is a patron of the Commercial SpaceFlight Federation, an early space angel investor in Zero Gravity Corporation (acquired by Space Adventures), and is the co-founder and Chairman of the Arch Mission Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation working to build million year data archives in space.

Nova is ranked among the Top 20 Futurists worldwide and as a Top LA Power Player in Technology. In 1994, Nova co-founded one of the first Internet companies, EarthWeb, in the USA, which led to a record-breaking NASDAQ IPO in 1998, and a second IPO of spinout, DICE, in 2007. 

After EarthWeb he worked with Stanford Research International (SRI), to co-found their technology incubator, nVention (now, SRI Ventures). While working with SRI, he also worked on the DARPA CALO program which led to the development of SIRI, the intelligent iPhone assistant (sold to Apple).  

Spivack has authored dozens of patents for AI, augmented reality, data visualization, natural language processing and analytics.

Nova earned degrees from The International Space University and Oberlin College. He has advised governments, presidential campaigns, global corporations, consumer brands, venture funds, and tech startups. His grandfather was the management guru, Peter Drucker.

Additional bio details can be found on his blog Bio Page, and his Wikipedia page and on LinkedIn


Nick Slavin

Co-Founder, Director

Nick Slavin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fuzionaire, which is commercializing the breakthrough in “green chemistry” featured in the short film Element 19, based on a revolutionary new catalyst discovered in a Nobel Laureate's lab at Caltech; and Fuzionaire Diagnostics, which is developing customized molecular imaging agents for the non-invasive detection and localization of cancer and other diseases.

Nick is also the Founder and Chairman of the Slavin Family Foundation, whose Slavin Fellowship offers support, mentorship, and a scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing potentially world-changing entrepreneurial projects.

Nick founded his first company as an 18-year-old senior at Yale, and has since founded, advised, and invested in a variety of startups in energy, medicine, education, blockchain, and virtual and augmented reality. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of EES Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm.

For seven years, he was a corporate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which has been ranked the #1 corporate law firm by Corporate Board Member magazine for 17 consecutive years.

He holds a BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale, and a JD from Harvard Law School.