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The Team

Who We Are

DoWon Kim

Founder & CEO

    DoWon, a Princeton alumnus with a strong academic background in Mathematics and Computer Science, started his career in finance and strategy, excelling as an options trading intern at Susquehanna International Group and in alternative data strategy at AQR Research. There, his key achievement was an impactful global telecommunications long-short portfolio strategy, later integrated into the firm's Global Equities fund strategy. Following his interest in poker, DoWon ventured into equity options trading at Citadel Securities, where he won the company's poker tournament.

    His early interest in Bitcoin led him to recognize the potential of cryptocurrency and prompted the development of his own crypto fund. This led to the establishment of Lindy Digital, a crypto trading engine operating in Austin, Texas, employing strategies such as MEV, cross-exchange arbitrage, and momentum and mean reversion market-making. Also concerned about the transparency of carbon credits, DoWon founded CarbonProof, a decentralized ledger solution for managing carbon footprints. In addition to his professional accomplishments, DoWon has also created innovative projects like Joy Luck, a food lover's platform, and Snip Rap, an app for sharing musical verses.

Joel Ritossa

Founder & CTO

    From his early programming beginnings in London at the age of 12, Joel always had a natural knack for innovation, crafting websites, video games, and even home alert systems. His curiosity for computer science took him across the Atlantic to further his studies at esteemed institutions, ultimately leading him to earn a Computer Science degree from Princeton University. During his time at Princeton, Joel specialized in computer systems development and explored the intersection of machine learning and engineering. His commitment to applying his knowledge saw him spend summers working as a software engineer at NEX Group and IBM, acquiring practical experience in the competitive tech industry.

    After graduating, Joel continued to carve out his unique career path, joining a startup spun off from MIT Lincoln Lab, where he designed and implemented complex data systems for large financial institutions. His journey led him next to C3 AI, where his exemplary work ethic and impressive problem-solving skills led to his promotion as a technical lead on several projects. Joel's significant contributions include developing applications that could predict the failure of cancer drug manufacturing equipment and monitoring greenhouse gas emissions across supply chains. Despite his noteworthy career, Joel remains dedicated to the broader tech community, running his own crypto mining operation, contributing to trading systems, and generously mentoring the next generation of tech enthusiasts.

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Greg Boutchard

Business Development

    Discover the advantage of working with Greg, a seasoned veteran in software business and a master at rapid MVP creation. Having worked on a diverse portfolio that includes influential projects such as Nahmii, DLTx, and DFK Arena, Greg boasts a wealth of experience in both Web2 and blockchain technology. With a notable track record in navigating complex markets and a knack for delivering efficient software solutions, Greg is your reliable partner for accelerating your project's time-to-market while significantly reducing hiring risks.

    At Chainwave, Greg helped entrepreneurs build full-stack blockchain prototypes and commercial web applications across various industries, including financial markets, entertainment, and healthcare. His expertise extends beyond ideation to the first iteration, effectively turning your vision into a viable product. As an added advantage, Greg's proficiency in trading and understanding market dynamics offers an unparalleled edge to clients seeking to make a mark in the financial tech space. With Greg, you gain a unique blend of tech expertise and market acumen, ensuring a robust and innovative solution tailored to your business needs.

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