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Founders

Reto Trinkler

Chairman & Co-founder

Blockchain developer with extensive background in mathematics from ETH Zurich. He started developing Ethereum smart contracts immediately after their launch in 2015. He worked as a smart-contract developer at Brainbot Technologies (which is building the high-speed Raiden Network) and is host of Zurich's Blockchain Hacklab. Reto was appointed one of the “Top 30 under 30” by Forbes Magazine in 2018.

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Mona El Isa

CEO & Co-founder

Former star-trader at Goldman Sachs, promoted to Vice President by the age of 26 and made the “top 30 under 30” list in Trader Magazine in 2008 and Forbes Magazine in 2011 after profitably trading the 2008 and 2011 crashes. Moved to Geneva-based macro fund Jabre Capital in 2011, before deciding in 2014 that the future of finance lay in blockchain technology. She studied Economics & Statistics at the University College London.

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Team

Simon E. Schmid

Head of UX/Front-End

Simon worked for more than 10 years as a Full Stack Software Engineer where he gained a profound and extensive knowledge on how to develop user interfaces that are fascinating and comprehensible to use.

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Jenna Zenk

Front-End Developer

Jenna is a software engineer with a background in financial markets and experience in asset management. She graduated from ESCP Europe in Paris, with a Master in Management and Financial Engineering. Prior to joining Melonport, she worked in the hedge fund industry, both in Paris and New York. Her involvement in the Ethereum ecosystem and passion for decentralization and crypto-economics got her into programming. She learned fullstack javascript at Fullstack Academy of Code in New York. With both financial and technical knowledge, Jenna is devoted to build Melon as the new standard in asset management.

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Travis Jacobs

Blockchain Developer

Before building smart contracts with Melonport, Travis' interest in open source software led him to code with the OpenWorm project, under Google's sponsorship. He then wrote his Master's in Bioengineering at Imperial College London, attending Ethereum's Devcon One during this period. Travis is now dedicated to developing the Melon Protocol, and fostering the growth of the surrounding community.

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Ahmad S. Afandi

Designer

Ahmad is passionate UI Designer with a background in Computer Science at UIN Yogyakarta. Experienced in web and mobile design for more than 4 years with a strong focus on unique designs and customer experience. In 2012, he has built a non-profit platform for book lovers, to share books among each others, in Indonesia called lendabook.co. lendabook.co led to winning of the World Summit Youth Award 2013 organized by ICTA.

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Ferran Borreguero

Front-End Developer

Ferran worked as a researcher at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV), where he helped build scalable cloud applications for scientific communities. This interest in distributed systems attracted him to projects like Ethereum and IPFS. At Melonport, he will be responsible for the cloud infraestructure and will help on designing and building automation tools to deploy microservices at scale. He holds a master's degree in cloud computing from the UPV

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Gautham Nekkanti

Blockchain Developer

Gautham is a blockchain developer with passion and experience in free and open-source software (FOSS). He was a Google Summer of Code student and a mentor. He is a finalist among more than 3 thousand participants at a national level innovation contest by Accenture for his project in blockchain based digital records that can be integrated with traditional government systems.

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Hansen Wang

External Relations

Before joining Melonport, Hansen was an investment analyst in a Swiss Family Office, where he was part of the team responsible for managing and developing multi asset class strategies, conducting market research and preparing investment proposals for UHNWI clients. In addition, he worked closely with the fund administrators overseeing the operational procedures of the Family Office’s private label funds. He started following the crypto space in early 2016 and has been involved ever since. Hansen holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from University College London 

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Luong Nguyen

Oyente Developer

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at VNU University of Engineering and Technology and graduated in 2017. During my time at the university, He joined an educational startup and worked as a full-stack web developer. He started learning about blockchain technology just a few months before graduated. After graduating, He joined Melonport and have worked there as an Oyente developer until now.

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Sophie Radermacher

Communication

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Advisors

Todd Ruppert

Advisor

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Dr Gavin Wood

Technical Advisor

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George Hallam

Advisor

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Dr. Andreas Glarner

Legal Advisor

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Jehan Chu

Strategic Advisor

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