Urvit Goel


Urvit (Urv) Goel is the Global Head of BD and Vice president of Optimism, and previously was the VP, Head of Global BD at Polygon and also worked at Amazon. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

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Tess Rinearson

Tess Rinearson is the head of product at OP Labs and previously worked at Twitter and the Interchain Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University.

Baek Kim

Baek Kyoum Kim is Hashed's General Partner and Syndicate Protocol's DAO Founding Investor. Kim is a skilled software engineer with extensive experience in IoT and robotics. He previously worked at Amazon Web Services and was a founding member of a last-mile logistics startup. Furthermore, Kim is a former Bank of America and Google Lunar XPrize alumnus and holds a degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Vishnu Patankar

Vishnu Patankar is the CTO of Kraken.Before joining Kraken, he was CTO at StockX where he played an integral part in facilitating the company’s growth and launching its NFT offering.

Arpit Sharma

Arpit Sharma is the Managing Director, Middle East, India, South East Asia at NEAR Foundation. Presively he was the Vice President, Global Enterprises, APAC at Polygon Technology.

Emiliano Bonassi

Angel investor, Web3 researcher, and investor with a strong interest in security; former manager at AWS Cloud and Yearn Finance.

John Mardlin

John Mardlin, Jon Maurelian is Security engineer at Optimism PBC, and a founding member of ConsenSys Diligence. He is a regular writer and speaker on smart contract security. Prior to joining ConsenSys, John worked at Coinbase.

Amanda Jacobsen

Amanda Tyler is the Head of Marketing for Optimism and was previously the Director of Community for Polygon and Manager of Developer Relations at Google.

Ramu Arunachalam

Ramu Arunachalam is the General Partner at A.Capital. Ramu was most recently a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. A computer scientist by training, Ramu has over a decade of operating experience in product management and engineering at both startups and public companies. Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Ramu led new product initiatives in Big Data for Aster Data (acquired by Teradata). Earlier in his career, Ramu was an engineer at VMware and part of the team that developed the industry’s first virtual switch for VMware’s flagship ESX server product line. Ramu holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (with University Honors) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kathleen Chu

Kathleen Chu is Head of marketing communications at Avail, and previously she was Head of Communications at Polygon and Head of Japan at MakerDAO. She is a graduate of Baruch College.

Vivian (Wei) Tao

Vivian (Wei) Tao is Head of Global Partnerships at Optimism and was previously a PrimeDAO contributor. She graduated from the University of Michigan.