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Calvin Liu

Chief Strategy Officer at EigenLayer


Calvin Liu is the Chief Strategy Officer at EigenLayer, where he is building infrastructure to extend Ethereum's trust network to any distributed system. He is also an investor at Divergence Ventures, focusing on pre-seed crypto investments. Previously, he served as Strategy Lead at Compound Labs, where he helped build and deploy the Compound interest rate protocol. Calvin has also worked as a data analytics professional at Gusto and was the co-founder of Outpour, an iOS app that enabled users to write appreciative messages about their friends anonymously. He holds a degree in Economics from Harvard University.

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Token Issuance
Operating Status
Seed -- $ 12.5 M
Jul 02
Series A -- $ 37 M
Jun 25
-- -- $ 10 M
May 23
Seed -- $ 10 M
May 23
Series A -- $ 8 M
Mar 14
Seed -- $ 6 M
Feb 28
Seed Plus $ 300 M $ 14 M
Feb 16
Seed -- $ 6 M
Jan 29
Series A -- $ 20 M
Jan 25
Pre-Seed -- --
Dec 08, 2023
Pre-Seed -- $ 3.4 M
Sep 13, 2023
Seed -- $ 5.5 M
Aug 08, 2023
Seed -- $ 6.5 M
Jul 17, 2023
Series A -- $ 12 M
Jul 11, 2023
Seed -- $ 10 M
Jun 06, 2023
Seed -- $ 4.2 M
Apr 26, 2023
Seed -- $ 7 M
Feb 14, 2023
Seed $ 75 M $ 12 M
Aug 09, 2022
Seed -- $ 4.5 M
Aug 02, 2022
Series A -- $ 30 M
Feb 16, 2022

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