Meet The Team
FounderAutomated tradingfinancial technologyelectronic markets
Michael is a veteran algo trader, spending a quarter of his life at leading firm Virtu, having helped to found and grow its Asia operation to a multimillion dollar business. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, originally from Los Angeles, and a fan of all things music.
FounderProduct designfull stack engineeringbuilding developer platforms
Don is a serial entrepreneur, product designer and full-stack engineer with more than a decade of experience building products for companies small and large including Google and Zynga. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, originally from Pittsburgh, and a fan of all things photography.
EngineerFinancial Trading Systemsinfrastructure development
Deepa Sathaye is an engineer at Swap and specialises in financial trading systems and infrastructure development. Deepa has several years of experience building usable products and analyzing data. She holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the University of Illinois. Prior to that, she worked as a software engineer at Clearpool Technologies. Outside of finance and technology, she enjoys rock climbing.
Sam Tabar has 17 years of experience in the finance industry. He was a partner to FullCycle, a private equity social impact fund. Before that, he was Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in Hong Kong. He helped build Sparx, the largest asset manager in Japan. He started his career in New York as a lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom. He is a member of the New York State Bar and was an editor of the Columbia Business Law Journal. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Oxford University. Sam is originally from Montreal, Canada.
A Consensys formation
ConsenSys is a venture production studio and custom software development consultancy building decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum. Powered by smart contracts and secured through encryption, our applications provide the benefits of transparency, auditability, and immutability that are unique to blockchain-based solutions.