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We believe the traditional finance sector can be improved enormously by the innovative tools of DeFi and cryptocurrency. As the DeFi space and the traditional finance world converge, the needs and expectations of having real-world assets in the DeFi space are also growing simultaneously. Pricing these assets in a decentralized manner is an inevitable process of bridging the two worlds together.

 

Tackling a complex data problem like ours requires a diverse technical and creative team.

 

We are a talented team of leading experts in blockchain technology, software development, data science, marketing, research, design and strategy.

Executive Team

David Lighton

Co-founder

David is an entrepreneur passionate about inclusive financial innovation, known most recently for his work as Founder and CEO of SendFriend, a fintech startup using the blockchain to create faster, less expensive, and more inclusive cross-border payments, and it’s backed by leading venture capital investors such as Techstars, Ripple, and Barclays.David also is a Fellow at Yale University’s Global Justice Program. Previously, he served as World Bank Staff on the Haiti desk, following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Kelvin Lam

CEO

Kelvin started his journey in asset pricing from banking, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions with leading banks such as Barclays, ABN AMRO, and DBS in his early career.

 

Prior to joining Lithium, he was a director of a group of five Hong Kong listed companies, looking after investments and corporate finance projects. Kelvin also takes great interest in working with early stage companies. He helped built a gaming startup from scratch to 5 million MAUs in SE Asia and successfully divested his own ecommerce startup.

Ryan Au

CTO

Ryan graduated from UC Berkeley in California and has extensive product experience in early-stage startups at various growth stages, including seed rounds through Series D financing. Ryan also has unique technical experience across Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Blockchain technology from his years working in Silicon Valley. In his role as CTO, Ryan oversees the overall product development of our 1st-party pricing oracle and works closely with our CEO and Product Managers on product iterations.

Advisors

Guillaume Chatain

Chatain has been serving as the Head of EMEA Sales at Coinbase, where he has been helping the firm expand the business and institutional client base over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In addition, he also serves as the Global Head of Sales Engineering for the leading US-based crypto exchange.

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