Igor Sylvester

Founding Member, Engineering at Ritual


Igor Sylvester is a founding member of Ritual and was previously an engineering partner at Trust Machines. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from MIT.

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Ricky Moezinia

Ricky Moezinia is currently building Ritual, an AI infrastructure company. Previously, he built Alta, a fintech company, worked as a software engineer on Novi and Diem (ex Libra) at Facebook, and as a quant at Point72. He advises and invests in startups through Leo Capital.

Sabir Alizada

Sabir Alizada is the Engineering Lead at Trust Machines and was previously a senior Software engineer at WhatsApp and Meta. He graduated from RWTH Aachen University.

Paul Grewal

Paul Grewal is Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer.

Arun Devabhaktuni

Arun Devabhaktuni is a professional with a background in systems biology, physics, and biology. He is currently a Lead Researcher at Mirana Ventures and an Angel Investor at Valhalla Capital. He has also served as the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of ZenMaid Software. Arun has received a PhD in Systems Biology from Stanford University School of Medicine and a BS in Physics and Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Guillermo Angeris

Guillermo is a Stanford lifer (BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering). He spends most of his work time in a dark corner of a room, figuring out random math problems for fun. He also loves to work with teams to model many of the weird (and fascinating) incentives in DeFi and beyond. Outside of work, Guillermo likes to cook pizza, hike, and have long, silly conversations with friends over wine.

Abhinav Vora

Abhinav Vora is the co-founder and CEO of Hyperline. He was previously the head of engineering at Lyft Pink and a software engineer at Meta and Microsoft. He graduated from RMIT University.

Sahil Thaker

Sahil Thaker is the co-founder of Hyperline and previously worked at Microsoft, Uber, and Meta. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oakland.

Dan Elitzer

Dan Elitzer is co-founder at Nascent. Previously, Dan co-founded IDEO CoLab Ventures, a crypto-focused venture firm associated with the renowned design agency, IDEO. During that time, he also helped launch YAM Finance. Dan began his career in social enterprise and microfinance, working with both domestic social impact organizations and international development agencies. Dan earned an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he co-founded the MIT Bitcoin Club and MIT FinTech Club, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pomona College.

Theo Diamandis

Theo is pursuing an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science PhD at MIT, where he works on algorithms for and applications of mathematical optimization. These interests inevitably led to him being nerd sniped by Guillermo into working on crypto. When he’s not working on optimization solvers for DeFi-related applications, Theo can be found backpacking or skiing in the California Sierras.

Niraj Pant

Niraj Pant is the Co-Founder at Ritual. Presively he was a General Partner at Polychain Capital, where he invests in early-stage cryptocurrency projects. Prior to this role, he researched privacy in the Decentralized Systems Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Niraj has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors for CoinDCX, an Ambassador for Sequoia Capital, and Co-Founder and CTO of Source Networks. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.