Developers
Ecosystem
About

Team

We’re committed to building an industry-leading team that values creativity and innovation above anything else.

Sergey Gorbunov
Sergey Gorbunov
CO-FOUNDER | ENGINEERING
Assist Prof UWaterloo | founding team member at Algorand; design and development of the platform; head of cryptography | PhD MIT | Software-Defined-Networks @UToronto | crypto @IBM | co-author of many crypto protocols & standards.
Georgios Vlachos
Georgios Vlachos
CO-FOUNDER | ENGINEERING
Founding team member at Algorand; design and development of the consensus; head of mathematics | Gold Medal at the International Math Olympiad | BSc and MS Eng. MIT.
Christian Gorenflo
Christian Gorenflo
ENGINEERING
10+ years experience in software engineering and systems research | PhD in Computer Science (UWaterloo), focusing on performance optimizations for distributed ledger systems | MSc in Physics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
Gus Gutoski
Gus Gutoski
ENGINEERING
PhD (UWaterloo) in quantum information and cryptography | post-doc at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics | crypto research at Isara and ConsenSys | co-author of qTESLA, a post-quantum signature scheme, and gnark, a ZK proofs library.
Stelios Daveas
Stelios Daveas
ENGINEERING
5 years experience in software engineering | BSc in Computer Science | MSc Thesis on blockchain interoperability | Blockchain researcher at Decrypto Lab | Passioned dev.
João Sousa
João Sousa
ENGINEERING
The lead developer of BFT-SMaRt, a high-performance Byzantine fault-tolerant state machine replication library | PhD from the University of Lisbon | Awarded the William C. Carter PhD Dissertation Award.
Kate Stapleton
Kate Stapleton
COMMUNITY
Over 5 years of experience in technical community development | Vice President of the Blockchain Education Network | BA University of Concordia | BBA York University.
Sammy Liu
Sammy Liu
ENGINEERING
Over 5 years experience in software development with over 3 years experience in both enterprise and public blockchains | BSc from the University of Toronto | Passionate about scalability, interoperability and privacy.
Jackson Virgo
Jackson Virgo
ENGINEERING
Shipped multiple blockchain products on Ethereum | BEng. with BFin. from the University of Adelaide | Awarded 1st Class Honours for research thesis on unlisted equity securitisation and exchange on Ethereum.
Haiyi Zhong
Haiyi Zhong
ENGINEERING
Experience in shipping crypto asset management applications and products on public blockchains | BSC from the University of Waterloo | Developer at Swissborg | Founding team member at Parallel.fi.
Michael De Luca
Michael De Luca
ENGINEERING
B.Eng. (McGill) in Electrical Engineering | Blockchain Tech Lead at Scotiabank | Blockchain Lead at Coinsquare | Previously built cold/hot-wallet solutions, blockchain systems, smart contracts, DeFi & state aggregation / roll-ups.
Jacky Yuan
Jacky Yuan
ENGINEERING
BASc (UWaterloo) in Computer Engineering | Oracle Blockchain dev at ConsenSys | Self Sovereign Identity at SecureKey | Consulting work in blockchain, DeFi, Oracles for Dfinity, Ampleforth, Zilliqa, Gvos.
Milap Sheth
Milap Sheth
ENGINEERING
BMath (UWaterloo) in Computer Science | Software dev at ISARA | Engineering and research experience in secure communication protocols, cryptography and quantum computing.
Nav Pannu
Nav Pannu
BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Over 5 years of experience in finance and accounting | Bcomm from the University of Northern British Columbia | Passionate about finance and blockchain.
Canh Trinh
Canh Trinh
ENGINEERING
5 years enterprise full-stack development, following 10 years in TradFi banking | M.Sc Computer Science from Johns Hopkins | B.Sc. Joint-Degree Wharton Eng. (M&T) from University of Pennsylvania.
Wil Collins
Wil Collins
ENGINEERING
10+ years full-stack development in asset management, healthcare, email security and security research | BSc in Computer Science, Virginia Tech | Passionate about decentralization, interoperability and scalability.
Talal Ashraf
Talal Ashraf
ENGINEERING
6 years experience in software engineering | BaSC (UofT) Computer Engineering | Backend Engineer at SurfEasy VPN acquired by NortonLifeLock | DevOps Lead at Pixlee | Staff Engineer at Flywheel Software.
Eli Laipson
Eli Laipson
MARKETING
10+ years experience in marketing & business development as a founder / early employee at early & growth stage technology companies | BA Northeastern University.
Kyril Yermakou
Kyril Yermakou
ENGINEERING
10+ years experience in software architecting and engineering | Author of commit-reveal DEX protocol and co-author of EIP-1633 token re-fungibility | Computer Science, SpbSTU | Passionate about cryptography and distributed computation
Kalid Okabbad
Kalid Okabbad
ENGINEERING
BSc in computer engineering (UPMC Paris) | MSc in computer engineering (EICnam Paris) | Experience in infrastructure and containers management.
Vladimir Agaev
Vladimir Agaev
ENGINEERING
Full Stack developer with over 7 years of experience working in the blockchain and tech/finance industry as a founder and contractor.
James Friel
James Friel
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
6 years experience in sales and operations | M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business | B.A. from Trinity College.
Galen Moore
Galen Moore
CONTENT
20 years experience as a journalist, media executive and entrepreneur | Management at CoinDesk; Business development at New Alchemy; Founder of Token Report; Editor-in-chief at American City Business Journals | Masters in technology entrepreneurship at Northeastern University.
Sirapop Na Ranong
Sirapop Na Ranong
ENGINEERING
B.Eng & M.Eng in Computer Eng. | Full Stack Developer for 7 years in dist. systems. Interested in building scalable systems, analytics dashboards, data indexers, APIs, DApps, etc.
Patcharaporn Jenviriyakul
Patcharaporn Jenviriyakul
ENGINEERING
10 years experience in software development and 4 years in the blockchain industry as a full-stack developer, researcher, and ecosystem builder. | B.Eng & M.Eng in Computer Engineering. Thesis on distributed systems.
Jake Kane
Jake Kane
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
8 years experience in Sales in early stage companies and most recently Salesforce | BA UVM.
Ilya Lukyanov
Ilya Lukyanov
ENGINEERING
18+ years software engineering & architecture exp | Doctorate degree in applied science. | Led the development team behind NZ COVID Tracer programme.
Jason Ma
Jason Ma
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
7+ years in strategy & operations; previously led go-to-market strategy & operations at Ripple; director of sales strategy at WeWork | HBA, Ivey | BESc, Western.
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