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MICHAEL HAYNES

Co-Founder

Michael is a co-founder of Etherbridge and the current lead of web 3.0 technologies and decentralised applications.
With a background in investment management, business strategy and innovation, the transition into the cryptoasset industry was natural for Michael.
Leveraging blockchain technology Michael believes that we can create a more inclusive, improved economic system allowing anyone who wishes to use it the freedom to do so.

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JASON CARPENTER

Co-Founder

Jason is a co-founder of Etherbridge and is the current lead of layer 1 technologies and decentralised finance.
Jason’s experience spans several industries including accounting and risk management. He is currently working towards an MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency.
Understanding how blockchain is simply an accounting evolution enables Jason to see the implications and far-reaching effects that such a technology presents.

 
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BRENDAN GALLAGHER

Operations Advisor

Brendan’s previous experience spans nearly 20 years and covers a huge geographical area from London to South Africa via Mauritius. His most recent role was as Head of Operations and Product Development at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of Sanlam (the largest financial services provider in Africa).
As an advisor to Etherbridge, Brendan counsels the team in regards to their operations and structures.

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JONATHAN CLARK

Technology Advisor

JonJon is passionate about technology, education and sustainability. He studied mathematics and computer science before completing his masters in data science. He is now working towards completing his final CFA exam.
He is deeply rooted in the blockchain space having won multiple hackathons (London, Berlin, Turin, Cape Town, Bangalore) and presenting at multiple international blockchain events (Paris, Davos, Zurich). 
He lectured Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and also authored blockchain and data science content for the MSc in Financial Engineering degree by WQU. In his industry experience, he focused on data science solutions to provide risk-managed exposure to index funds.
He now dedicates the majority of his time to innovating in the sustainability sector using newly researched economic models (Harberger Tax, Quadratic Finance), implemented through blockchain.
As an advisor to Etherbridge, JonJon counsels the team in terms of the technological aspects of their investments.

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HUGO MAY

Investment and Strategy Advisor

Hugo is a blockchain specialist in the broader FinTech industry that has dedicated himself to seeing the benefits of distributed ledger technology come to fruition. His experience in cryptocurrency space was solidified as the lead analyst for the Hyperion VC fund, the first tokenized VC fund with that aim of growing blockchain projects and democratizing venture capital. 
As of now, Hugo spends most of his time on the other side of the VC table as a core team member of the Stackr project, a platform aimed at democratizing offshore trust accounts to build an alternative type of cryptoasset custody solution.
As an advisor to Etherbridge, Hugo counsels the team in terms of the investment thesis and strategic decision making.

 

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