TEAM

  Michael Oved  Co-Founder  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Michael Oved
Co-Founder

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.

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  Don Mosites  Co-Founder  Don is an entrepreneur, product designer, 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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Don Mosites
Co-Founder

Don is an entrepreneur, product designer, 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.

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  Deepa Sathaye  Engineer  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Deepa Sathaye
Engineer

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.

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  Sam Tabar  Co-Founder  Tabar was head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a leader at Sparx, the largest asset manager in Japan. He started his career as a lawyer for Skadden. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Oxford University.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Sam Tabar
Co-Founder

Tabar was head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a leader at Sparx, the largest asset manager in Japan. He started his career as a lawyer for Skadden. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Oxford University.

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  Adam Link  Engineer  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.   LinkedIn

Adam Link
Engineer

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.

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  Sam Walker  Engineer  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.

Sam Walker
Engineer

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.

  Stamford Hwang  Operations and Legal  Stamford has litigation experience before the International Trade Commission and various federal district courts at Pepper Hamilton LLP. He holds a JD from GW Law School and a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Stamford Hwang
Operations and Legal

Stamford has litigation experience before the International Trade Commission and various federal district courts at Pepper Hamilton LLP. He holds a JD from GW Law School and a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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  Maggie Hsu  Business Development  Maggie was Chief of Staff for Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com, a leading online retailer. Prior to Zappos, Maggie was Director of Strategy at Hilton and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard University.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Maggie Hsu
Business Development

Maggie was Chief of Staff for Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com, a leading online retailer. Prior to Zappos, Maggie was Director of Strategy at Hilton and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard University.

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  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

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.

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  Anish Aggarwal  Engineer  Anish has over 15 years of engineering experience from Wall Street at Deutsche Bank and as a frontend specialist for consumer tech brands DirectTV and Discovery. Anish holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Anish Aggarwal
Engineer

Anish has over 15 years of engineering experience from Wall Street at Deutsche Bank and as a frontend specialist for consumer tech brands DirectTV and Discovery. Anish holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University.

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  Calvin Chan  Engineer  Calvin is a multidisciplinary engineer having worked across product identity and infrastructure at education platform Skillshare. Calvin graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Computer Science.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Calvin Chan
Engineer

Calvin is a multidisciplinary engineer having worked across product identity and infrastructure at education platform Skillshare. Calvin graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Computer Science.

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  Natalia Maldonado  People, Growth, and Culture  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.   LinkedIn

Natalia Maldonado
People, Growth, and Culture

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.

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  Rob Paone  Business Development  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.   LinkedIn  | T witter

Rob Paone
Business Development

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.

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  Maxime Bucaille  Analyst  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.   LinkedIn

Maxime Bucaille
Analyst

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.

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  Khurram Dara  Legal  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Khurram Dara
Legal

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.

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  Graham Perich  Engineer  Graham built mobile ordering applications for Yum! Brands, some of the top brands in the dining industry. Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Diego State University.   Twitter

Graham Perich
Engineer

Graham built mobile ordering applications for Yum! Brands, some of the top brands in the dining industry. Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Diego State University.

Twitter

  Mykola Smith  Software Development  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.   LinkedIn

Mykola Smith
Software Development

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.

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  Sumit Varshney  Growth  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.   LinkedIn

Sumit Varshney
Growth

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.

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  Leidina Dervishi  Business Operations  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.   LinkedIn

Leidina Dervishi
Business Operations

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.

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  Chriss Sugg  UX Design  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.   LinkedIn

Chriss Sugg
UX Design

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.

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  Jay Kurahashi-Sofue  Marketing  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Jay Kurahashi-Sofue
Marketing

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.

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  Annabelle Huang  Asia Growth  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Annabelle Huang
Asia Growth

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.

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  Gal Eldar  Product Manager  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.   LinkedIn

Gal Eldar
Product Manager

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.

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Advisors

  Joseph Lubin  Advisor  Joseph is the co-founder of Ethereum and the founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science from Princeton University.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Joseph Lubin
Advisor

Joseph is the co-founder of Ethereum and the founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science from Princeton University.

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  Bill Tai  Advisor  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Bill Tai
Advisor

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.

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  Mike Novogratz  Advisor  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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

Mike Novogratz
Advisor

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.

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  Prof. Mina Teicher  Advisor  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.   LinkedIn

Prof. Mina Teicher
Advisor

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.

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  Consul General Clifford Hart  Advisor  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.

Consul General Clifford Hart
Advisor

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.   LinkedIn  |  Twitter

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.

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  Satoshi Kobayashi  Advisor  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.

Satoshi Kobayashi
Advisor

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.

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.

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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