Kevin is a veteran of the blockchain industry. He acquired his first bitcoin in 2010, and has been actively trading since 2013. While studying Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Berkeley, he used cryptocurrency as a tool to instruct a course on algorithmic trading. Kevin was an early engineer at Coinbase as an intern working on security, risk, and compliance. Shortly after, Kevin dropped out of Berkeley to join ChangeTip leading Risk. After ChangeTip was acquired by Airbnb, Kevin worked on Monetization where he built high throughput systems to optimize fees and maximize revenue.
Clinton has been involved with crypto since 2014. After establishing a fundamental understanding of the emerging technology and graduating with a degree in computer science, Clinton began managing a personal portfolio of ~$1MM in crypto assets. Within the first year he was able to grow the portfolio, while significantly outperforming the market by multiples. Before crypto, Clinton was leading the development of software products for tech startups.
Jeff Franco has been involved with crypto-currency since 2012 and actively investing since 2014. Jeff first acquired a sizable amount of bitcoin (in 2015) from some of the larger exchanges and has been an active provider of margin liquidity on certain exchanges. Prior to his activity in cryptocurrency, Jeff was a founder and the CEO of Tendyne Holdings, Inc. Tendyne is a structural heart company focused on making a transcatheter mitral valve replacement prosthesis. The company was sold to Abbott Laboratories in September of 2015 for $400 million. Jeff was the CEO of the company from concept to exit, involved in all aspects of the development of the company including: strategy, leadership, financing, research, development, clinical, quality, manufacturing, intellectual property, recruiting, strategic relationships, legal, organizational strategy, investment banking and ultimately sale of the company. Jeff has a M.B.A. from Duke University.