Team

 

Led by the best, backed by the best. Our team has deep industry experience spanning blockchain development, distributed systems, investments, and trading knowledge to usher in the next ecosystem of financial instruments. We blend this expertise along with renown thought leadership from academia to deliver high-quality, innovative products that will help both institutions and retail investors alike invest in emerging crypto assets.

 
Matt Branton

Co-founder

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

Guo Chen (Gordon)

Co-founder

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.

Jason Zhang

Co-founder

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

Yulong Liu

Business Development

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

Nelson Chen

Business Development

Business development. Previously analyst at BlackRock and research consultant at WorldQuant. Computer Science at Georgia Tech and Finance at University of Texas.

Michael Chen

Development

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

Michael Rose

Development

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

Ilias Dodoulas

Development

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

Alexandros Charogiannis

Development

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

Zohar Etzioni

Development

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.

Caleb Severn

Development

Development. Previously full stack and mobile developer, applications lead at Sumo, co-founder of Zairge.

Danielle Smith

Marketing

Marketing & design. Previous blockchain experience at BTC Media, Po.et, and SAP. Lead marketing initiatives at Cisco, Google, VaynerMedia, and Marriott, among others.

 

Advisors

 
David X. Li

Statistics

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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