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Liat Aaronson co-founded Horizen Labs to help in fund raising and spinning off from Horizen (formerly known as Zencash) to address the growing blockchain for business market. Before that she served as the COO of Selina Hospitality. Prior to the operation role, Liat was an Investment Partner at Marker LLC, a leading Israel-New York based venture capital firm, where she continues to oversee their follow-on annex fund. Prior to joining Marker, Liat was the Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC. The innovative venture creation program she helped grow and develop in the ten years of her leadership allows undergraduates in their final year of study at IDC to experience entrepreneurship hands-on taking ideas and developing them in to funded startups. Many successful companies, including Gift’s Project, Wibiya, Wibbitz, Bizzabo and Argus were founded out of the program. She holds a B.A. in political economy of industrial societies (economics and political science, cum laude) from the University of California at Berkeley, an LL.B. and MBA from Tel Aviv University, and an LL.M. in European law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (cum laude). She became a member of the Israel Bar Association in 1999, after completing her internship at Kantor, Elhanani, Tal & Co.View the profile
Serial entrepreneur, hacker, maker, geek, crypto head and utterly unfamiliar with the concept of “impossible”. Kicking off his entrepreneurial career in the 90’s as a self taught software developer, Nimrod transformed over the years to an experienced leader. A hacker at his core, Nimrod finds solutions to any new and unique challenge. After 15 years solving technical / business / product challenges for an extensive range of different and complex businesses and industries, Nimrod accidently stumbled upon the bitcoin white paper, and everything changed. Nimrod began looking for a safe and simple way to purchase bitcoin on his credit card, but no solution existed. So he decided to build it and in 2013 Simplex was born. As the founder and CEO of Simplex, Nimrod leads hundreds of employees throughout the world. Simplex continues to massively expand and evolve to enable the entire crypto ecosystem in growing to its potential. Nimrod is one of the industry OGs and is a board member of the Israeli Bitcoin Association, since its inception. Nimrod is a thought-leader and regular speaker at leading industry conferences, as well as an advisor to well-selected industry startups.View the profile
Building new fast paced, innovative, business from scratch- GTM for all business lines, setting up IT infrastructure , back office and regulation, business development with strategic partners, recruitment of top talent. Many years of experience in investments, trading, operations, customer service/retention and supervising traders' activities in equities, derivatives, futures, fixed income, FX, Cryptocurrencies, SWAP, Forward and IRS. Treasury management- Traditional and Digital assets markets- USD and Crypto. Investments and hedging of portfolio assets. Developing Crypto trading infrastructure with most of the Tier1/2 exchanges. Developing infrastructure for extensive OTC activities. Management of digital wallets through Multi Signature. Work with market makers in the crypto markets. Opening Custody account for Crypto assets. Listing the ORBS token with prestigious exchanges. Extensive knowledge of operations, back office, payments and risk management Experience in leading initiatives end-to-end that improve the growth trajectory and providing operating leverage Experience in setting comprehensive KPI’s and evaluating the performance by using quantitative and qualitative metrics Business Development & Sales – initiation and execution of new investment products and new customer recruitment. Customer relationship manager, customer success/retention, increasing customer activities and bringing in new customers for the bank's business.View the profile
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