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Saeed Badreg

Co-Founder & CEO at Wormhole


Saeed Badreg is the co-founder and CEO of Wormhole and previously worked at Jump Trading.

Education Experience


Series A $ 200 M $ 18 M
Apr 16
Seed -- $ 3 M
Apr 11

Relevance Person

Maher Latif

Maher Latif is the Head of Research at Wormhole. He presively was Researcher at Jump Trading Group. Researcher at Federal Reserve Board. He graduated from Kenyon College and Tsinghua University Schwarzman Scholars.

Anthony Ramirez

Anthony Ramirez is Wormhole COO and previously worked at Jump Trading. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Yuki Yuminaga

Yuki Yuminaga is a lead researcher at Distributed Capital and was previously a co-founder of Byto. He graduated from the University of Chicago.

Michael Toporek

Michael Toporek is the Co-CEO of Soluna Holdings and Managing General Partner at Brookstone Partners. He graduated from the University of Chicago in the United States.

Leo Mizuhara

Leo Mizuhara is the founder and CEO of Hashnote. He graduated from the University of Chicago.

Robinson Burkey

Robinson Burkey is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Wormhole, having previously held positions at Jump Crypto and Acala. He graduated from the University of North Florida.

Matt Leisinger

Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alluvial Finance. Alluvial is building the enterprise liquid staking standard. Recently, he was the Head of Liquid Staking Products at Figment, a blockchain infrastructure company focused on building web3. Prior to joining Figment, Matt spent 12 years in the proprietary trading space, leading teams in building high-frequency, algorithmic trading systems. He was a Partner and Managing Director at Transmarket Group. Matt graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Engineering and from the University of Chicago with a Master's in Computer Science.

Duncan Hoffman

Duncan Hoffman is the chief revenue officer at Kiln and previously worked at Chainalysis. He graduated from the University of Chicago.

Peter Knez

Peter Knez is the Chairman of Venom Foundation.Peter Knez is a former Chief Investment Officer at BlackRock.Prior to that, Peter held positions with Lincoln Capital Management and Goldman Sachs, where he led quantitative research and fixed income. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Peter held professorship positions at Kellogg School of Management, University of Wisconsin and University of Chicago. Peter completed his PhD work at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago, with a research focus on term structure models and asset allocation.

Gengmo Qi

Gengmo Qi is a partner at Dragonfly and was previously a researcher and engineer at Chainlink. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Chicago.