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Development & smart contract R&D. Previously high-frequency trading and smart contract developer.
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Matt Branton is a distributed computing expert, with over ten years of experience in payment and trading system design and architecture.
He was an early technologist at EWT, LLC (now Virtu Financial) and a founding partner at World Financial Desk, a market leading high frequency trading firm specialized in fixed income and derivative products.
An early Bitcoin adopter (2010), he founded Coinlock for encrypted micropayment content delivery and has spent the last five years building smart contract and distributed ledger systems at Ember Financial.
He has multiple blockchain patents pending, including his work on synthetic mining and novel derivatives products.
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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Guo Chen (Gordon) was a former founding partner at FBG Capital, where he led the crypto primary investments. FBG is one of the largest crypto investment funds in Asia, having invested in over 80 early projects.
Before FBG, he co-founded Mega Credit, a P2P lending startup with over $2.5 mm funding from K2VC and a leading internet finance company in China in 2014.
Before the startup, he worked for a leading technology investment bank China Renaissance. Guo has a masters degree in Economics from Peking University and a masters degree in Finance from University of Hong Kong.
Business development & operations. Previously investor at Sequoia Capital and MSD Capital (Michael Dell's family office). Economics at Harvard College.
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Jason Zhang was an investment professional at Sequoia Capital, where he focused on investments in enterprise software, internet, and hardware (public & private). Prior to Sequoia Capital, Jason worked for Michael Dell at MSD Capital. There he was responsible for public market investments, Michael's personal venture investments, and the Dell/EMC deal.
Before MSD, he co-founded Crimson Xchange, an education startup and was on the founding team of Ginkgo Capital, where he helped negotiate a $100 mm anchor investment from the MIT Endowment.
He has also worked at Blackstone (private equity) and TPG Capital (growth equity). Jason graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in Economics with the option to enroll in a master's degree.
Business development. Previously investor at FBG Capital and NewQuest Capital. Industrial Engineering & Business Administration at National University of Singapore.
Development & simulation. Previously CTO of Scala Computing and data infrastructure at Facebook. PhD in Computer Science at Princeton University.
Development & simulation. Previously quantitative developer at Ellington Management and co-founder of Renaissance Risk Labs. PhD in Mathematics at University of Chicago.
Modeling & simulation. Previously quantitative trading and financial engineering. PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London.
Modeling & simulation. Previously data analysis and quantitative trading. PhD & Honorary Fellowship in Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London.
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.
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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David Li is a professor at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also adjunct professor at University of Waterloo.
The Financial Times has called him "the world’s most influential actuary." His paper "On Default Correlation: A Copula Function Approach" was the first appearance of the Gaussian copula applied to CDOs published in 2000, which quickly became a tool for financial institutions to correlate associations between multiple financial securities.
Most recently, he was the head of modeling for AIG Investments. He was previously with China International Capital Corporation (CICC) Limited, Barclays Capital, and Citigroup. As one of the early pioneers in credit derivatives, he has established a valuation methodology which has been become the market standard: the Gaussian copula model or Li model. His work has been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. He initiated and built the first commercial CDO software, CDO Manager, at the RiskMetrics Group (RMG).
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