Prior to AirSwap, Oved was a leader and partner at Virtu, where he helped grow the organization through its IPO in 2015. Oved graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with dual degrees in Mathematics and Economics.
Don is an entrepreneur, product leader, and engineer with over a decade of experience with technology companies including Google and Zynga. Don holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
Deepa brings years of experience developing infrastructure for Palantir and Clearpool Technologies. Deepa holds a master’s in Financial Engineering from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sam has 15 years of expertise in the finance industry. Tabar was Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and prior to that, he led marketing for Sparx, the largest asset manager in Japan. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Oxford University.
Adam has expertise building solutions for mobile technology at scale as proven by two company exits in the mobile space. Adam holds 6 AWS Certifications, including DevOps Professional and Solutions Architect Professional and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Finance.
Sam was a leader at Spotify, where he managed a team of engineers and built platforms for big data analytics. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.
Richard Slenker Business Development
Richard co-founded DronesDaily, a drone media startup, and was drafted by the Houston Astros to play a season of professional baseball. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and was captain of the baseball team.
Natalia is the former Executive Assistant to the CEO of Artsy, where she supported the company’s growth from 70 to over 200 employees. Natalia graduated from Hunter and Adelphi with a degree in Nursing.
Rob Paone, a.k.a. "Crypto Bobby", is a popular personality and thought leader in crypto. Rob has background in enterprise software and worked at Oracle and LinkedIn. He holds a master's degree in Information Systems from Northwestern University.
Maxime was a FX trader in the Capital Markets Group of BNP Paribas in New York. Maxime is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal where he specialized in Economics, Statistics and Computer Science.
Khurram helped build the digital assets practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he was the lead associate on the firm’s U.S. blockchain team. Khurram holds degrees from Columbia Law School and Emory University.
Mykola brings experience building data intensive IoT systems for Oden Technologies and building risk management systems for JP Morgan. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received a degree in Business Administration.
Sumit led a variety of teams across Spotify and was a management consultant at Bain & Company and an engineer at Google and IBM. He holds an MBA from NYU and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Leidina has experience in business development, research and operations across political, clinical, and startup environments. She is a recent graduate of Colgate University with a degree in Biochemistry.
Chriss has designed visual identities and user interfaces for a diverse range of New York-based startups spanning retail-tech, entertainment, and fintech. Chriss graduated from Boston University with a degree in Philosophy.
Jay was a digital transformation and brand consultant at Ogilvy and also has experience on strategy teams at BBDO, MRM // McCann, and phd Worldwide. Jay is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Art History.
Annabelle was an FX Structurer at Deutsche Bank before joining Nomura where she advised on FX and Rates risk solutions. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Mathematics and Finance.
Gal was the creative director and technologist at The-Artery, where he worked on global campaigns for companies including Apple and Mercedes. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where he studied Computer Science, Ancient Greek, and Philosophy.
Bill is a veteran venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He has invested in over 100 startups and was a board member of 7 publicly listed companies he also funded. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Mike is former hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group, member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, and CEO of Galaxy Digital. Novogratz is a graduate of Princeton University.
Mina is the former Chief Scientist of Israel, and is a research specialist in cryptography and cyber security, neurocomputation and artificial vision, and complex systems. She earned her Doctoral degree in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University, specializing in Algebraic Geometry.
Ford is a former American senior diplomat and Consulate General of the United States (Ambassador) to Hong Kong and Macau. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Erika Karp Advisor
Erika is the CEO of Cornerstone Capital, a member of the World Economic Forum and an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, advocating to create a more sustainable form of capitalism. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.
Satoshi manages digital asset conglomerate Smart Contract Japan and is one of the largest traders of cryptocurrencies in Asia. Satoshi graduated from Keio University with a Bachelors in Business Administration.
Phil Daian Advisor
Phil is a researcher focusing on smart contract security at IC3, a collaborative initiative that is advancing blockchain technology and smart contracts. Phil graduated from University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Science and is currently receiving his PhD from Cornell University.
George Mueller Advisor
George is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Color Kinetics and EcoSense Lighting, as well as tech-heavy communities Robot Heart and Further Future. George graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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