Team and Partners

Neutral is operated by experts in the cryptocurrency space with years of experience building and deploying blockchain and trading products.



Matt Branton
Co-founder & CTO

Development & smart contract R&D. Previously high-frequency trading and smart contract developer.

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Guo Chen (Gordon)
Co-founder & CEO

Business development & strategy. Previously founding partner at FBG Capital and co-founder of Mega Credit. Economics at Peking University and Finance at University of Hong Kong.

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Jason Zhang
Co-founder & COO

Business development & operations. Previously investor at Sequoia Capital and MSD Capital (Michael Dell's family office). Economics at Harvard College.

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Yulong Liu
Business Development

Business development. Previously investor at FBG Capital and NewQuest Capital. Industrial Engineering & Business Administration at National University of Singapore.

Michael Chen

Development & simulation. Previously CTO of Scala Computing and data infrastructure at Facebook. PhD in Computer Science at Princeton University.

Michael Rose

Development & simulation. Previously quantitative developer at Ellington Management and co-founder of Renaissance Risk Labs. PhD in Mathematics at University of Chicago.

Ilias Dodoulas

Modeling & simulation. Previously quantitative trading and financial engineering. PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London.

Alexandros Charogiannis

Modeling & simulation. Previously data analysis and quantitative trading. PhD & Honorary Fellowship in Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London.

Zohar Etzioni

Modeling & simulation. Previously algorithmic trading at Morgan Stanley & Citi and project supervisor for graduate students at Oxford University. PhD in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin.


David X. Li

Statistics & actuarial science. Professor at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF). Adjunct Professor at University of Waterloo. Pioneered the use of Gaussian copula models for the pricing of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).

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