Leadership

Ohad Asor - Founder & CTO

Ohad has been a Software Developer and Mathematician at top tech companies since 1995. He was the youngest university student in Israel, studying Mathematics and Computer Science at the age of 13. Over the years he has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in programming and various areas of math, with a recent focus on logic, machine learning, complexity theory, philosophy of science, economics, social choice, and decentralized networks. He designed and implements Tau and Agoras. As the founder, he is currently leading the development of the project. Work history: Logician and Mathematician, expert in AI, prior work with GE Healthcare developing software systems.

Fola Adejumo - Director & Business Development Manager

Former CEO of Maxbox VR, Fola is a startup expert that has amassed millions in revenue and over 10 years of experience in building global teams to success from zero. He has an industrious background in product creation, global manufacturing, sales and marketing; working with the world’s top brands such as Google, Walmart, Disney, NBC Universal to develop products and ideas on a global scale.

Alex Baker - Chief Legal Officer & Compliance

Alex is known for working with the world’s most prestigious corporates such as Credit Suisse, Rothschild Trust, and Griffin group. Alex’s background is in wealth management, legal, compliance, and international business, serving a multitude of multinational entities.

Karim Kaddeche - VP of Research & Development

Karim is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first startup, GeoMicro, in the early .com years. Mr. Kaddeche was a visionary and a leader in the geographically targeted ad space and an early pioneer of Location-Based Services. GeoMicro’s web-based Geographic Information System was deployed by the US Navy, GE, AccuWeather, and DirecTV. After selling GeMicro to the Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX), Karim co-founded L2 Drive, where he was the principal inventor of L2’s next-generation Cloud Data Storage technology. Mr. Kaddeche holds eleven US and international patents in data storage. At IDNI, Karim leads our R&D efforts bringing his extensive software development expertise to help us plan and deliver on our ambitious product roadmap.

Isar Flis - VP of Strategy & Finance

Alongside his role at Tau, Isar currently serves as Director of M&A Strategy at Ernst and Young-Parthenon. Isar is a talented business strategist that has provided senior consultancy services to the world’s largest corporations globally. Isar has held various roles at EY over the past 7 years of work both at its Israel and New York offices.

Marketing

Kilian Kunst - VP of Communications

Kilian Kunst is an entrepreneur whose passion is rooted in the blockchain industry and gaming. In 2015, he founded his company Streamstars UG and thoroughly analyzed the emerging cryptocurrency market. He created Age of Chains in 2016, a blockchain trading card game. He holds a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and also served as a manager for Divvy DAO, a development platform for interoperable, decentralized autonomous organizations. Since early 2020, he’s been the VP of Communications for IDNI.

Karolina Rapalytė-Masilionė - Marketing & Content Strategist

Karolina has over 8 years of experience in marketing and communication. Before leaving the advertising world for tech, she spent 3 years as a senior creative in one of the top advertising agencies in the country where she worked on awarded branding and advertising campaigns for top local and international brands, such as Swedbank, Maxima, and SEB.

Ethan Chen - APAC Business Development Manager

Ethan has over 14 years of experience as a product and marketing manager in a global megabank and an online forex company, focusing mainly on large enterprises. In the past few years, he was providing marketing and community building services to several ICO projects, including Starbase, Mainstreet, SingularDTV, Firstblood, and BlockCDN. Ethan holds a BS in Business Management.

Development

David Castro Esteban - Ph.D., Developer

David is a Software developer with many years of experience in cybersecurity, mainly, in the field of static analysis of source code. He worked as a researcher and/or lecturer at several universities in Europe. He has also worked in several Spanish startups. He is interested in formal methods in computer science, computational mathematics, and complexity theory. David holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics.

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Umar Mohammad - Ph.D., Senior Developer

Umar, is a Ph.D. scientist, a professor with several years of experience in programming languages, blockchain, and big data security. He is a founder of Inventscale and other companies. He has worked with international companies like Microsoft, Intel, and IBM in various roles.

Andrei Korotkoff - Senior Developer

Andrei is a skilled C/C++/JS programmer with many years of experience. He started programming C at the Khrunichev Space Center more than 25 years ago, and since then worked at various IT companies developing and delivering products and services to companies including the biggest Russian companies Lukoil, Gazprom, and Alrosa.

Juan Rodriguez - Ph.D., Senior Developer

Juan is a Computer Systems Engineer with Ph.D. in Computer Science, who specialized in microelectronics. He early worked for several public organizations and companies developing from Application Specific Integrated Circuits to radar equipment; and more recently as an independent consultant for several projects in formal verification, scientific computing, and blockchain.

Tomáš Klapka - Alpha Client Developer

Tomáš is an IT specialist with more than 20 years of experience in software development, integrating systems, and administration. He has worked for various companies, including SUSE and Liberty Global. His interest in Semantic Web technologies and the future of the internet exposed Tomáš to Tau-chain, where he already developed the first TML playground.

Lucca Tiemens - Ph.D. Candidate, Developer

Lucca is a master student of Mathematics at Technische Universität Berlin. He has worked in industrial research projects at Fraunhofer IPK as a programmer and was employed at Freie Universität Berlin for tutoring Bachelor’s courses in mathematics. His Bachelor thesis was published at the RAMICS 2020 conference. He is further experienced in formalizing category theory in the proof assistant Isabelle/HOL.

Design

Igor Hadzic - UX/UI Designer

Igor is an entrepreneur and designer with over 10 years of experience in many aspects of the graphic design industry. He managed over 1000’s of customers and worked with some of the major Fortune 500 companies such as Hugo Boss, Nike, Google, Disney, PwC, Snapchat, Sony Music, Johnson & Johnson, and many others. His skillset includes offset print knowledge, design, and development of the physical products for Virtual Reality experience, UX/UI design, and Web development. He currently owns a successful business and recently accepted the COO role for the first decentralized due diligence & investment platform focused on DeFi space.

Talent Acquisition

Caruan Eyes - Talent Acquisition Specialist

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, Caruan has achieved excellent results since he started his recruiting career in 2013, amassing over 9500 followers on Linkedin and showcasing a 98.7% success ratio. Over the years, he has worked with clients in the UK, Europe, and the US, ranging from tech startups to big companies within three different continents. He specializes in culture design and roadmap assistance, cryptography and blockchain recruitment, hiring roadmap consultancy and development, sourcing and recruitment strategy, as well as employer branding consultancy, design and execution.