Meet Our Team

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Co-Founder | General Partner

Kenzi Wang

Kenzi is an avid investor in DeFi and NFT projects, and has helped dozens of companies secure successful listings on top exchanges. Kenzi was a founding partner of the HNT Fund at Borderless Capital and also served as VP and GM at Huobi Global, where he oversaw exchange operations, corporate development and US listing. After Huobi, Kenzi transitioned to Binance Labs where he co-founded Cere which was incubated by Binance. Kenzi received his MBA from Wharton.

Co-Founder | General Partner

Sandeep Nailwal

A prolific investor and blockchain entrepreneur, Sandeep is most well-known for co-founding Poylgon (previously Matic) which is a top 15 blockchain protocol. Sandeep also founded India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund with over $1 billion contributed to India's pandemic relief. An avid blockchain speaker, Sandeep is one of the most celebrated blockchain entrepreneurs in India. Previously he was a consultant at Deloitte and graduated with his MBA from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering. 

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Cheif Financial Officer

Ritesh Arora

Ritesh is an accomplished financier with experience working at Web 2.0 enterprise companies in the insurance and banking sectors. He worked in the finance departments for Nationwide Building Society, the largest building society in the UK, and for Trygg-Hansa, one of the largest insurance providers in Sweden.

Venture Partner

Unica Yin

Before joining Hyperedge, Unica was Director of Investment at Huobi Global for four years where she chaired Layer 1 protocol investments. Prior to Huobi, she worked at Shennong Capital, one of the oldest domestic sun private asset management institutions. She graduated from Tsinghua University's business program.

Venture Partner

Stephen Ip

Steve is a Venture Partner at Animoca brands, the founder of VC-backed Conductive.ai, and an expert in Gamefi applications. Prior to these endeavors, Steve was the head of global business development at Sandbox VR and served as a Venture Advisor to Bixin Ventures. 

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Venture Partner

Nakul Gupta

Nakul was previously a Lead Product Manager at Coinbase, where he led growth and partnerships for retail and institutional clients. Prior to Coinbase, Nakul worked as a Senior PM at Venmo, helping launch Venmo Crypto. Nakul received his bachelor's degree from Delhi University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth.

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Principal

Chad Liu

Chad is the founder of Tidal, a top Defi insurance project that has raised venture capital from tier 1 VC firms. He has worked at multiple VC firms, performing due diligence and analyzing market trends and models. Chad earned his bachelor's degree at Peking University and his MBA at Wharton.

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Associate

Julyan Keller-Baruch

Julyan is a programmer with a passion for blockchain technology and finance. He has an Honors degree in computer science from McGill and a Master's degree in machine learning and computational genomics from the University of Toronto. His research experience and quantitative background contribute to his technical assessment of blockchain projects.

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Analyst

Alex Hughes

Alex has been an investor in the crypto space since 2019. He previously started and ran his own company, Ligo Inc., before transitioning to venture capital as an analyst at AU21 Capital.

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Analyst

Peter Tiktinsky

Prior to joining Hyperedge, Peter helped Kenzi launch the Web3 Unlocked Podcast, where he oversaw their strategy and branding. He graduated from Dartmouth University with a B.A. in Economics.

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MBA Intern

Sam Lehman

Sam is an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Hyperedge, he worked in wealth management for Freestone Capital, where served as Chief of Staff to the COO. He received his B.A. from Brown University.