Intellectually curious, driven individuals who are excited to work together to use blockchain technology to solve problems and create opportunities. You don’t need to have gone through a big raise or have onboarded your first customers to be a great fit for us. If you can prove the use case and show us some early code, we’re ready to partner at the earliest stages and help fuel fast progress.
To create and support projects that have the potential to further democratize markets, make them more transparent and fuel efficiency in operations.
Cumberland Lab is backed by the founders of trading giant DRW and crypto pioneer Cumberland who have proven expertise taking great ideas and translating them into action (see ErisX, Digital Asset Holdings, and the DRW VC portfolio)
Intellectually curious, driven individuals who are excited to work together to use web3 and blockchain to solve problems and create opportunities.
To be a real and a virtual incubator, created to offer early-stage projects the capital and resources necessary to help support their growth. Headquartered in Singapore, we have a global team and a global mandate.
As an active participant in the defi ecoystem, Cumberland Lab supports new projects – through capital, expertise and other resources – that we believe have the potential to further democratize markets, make them more transparent and fuel efficiency in operations.
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Naveen has a deep background in technology, especially AI and data. He was a brain scientist at Columbia University and MIT, where he worked on how to make computer networks behave like networks in the brain.
Naveen created the world’s first self-serve AI modeling service, and has created and launched companies in various industry sectors including financial services, security, logistics, and most recently blockchain and DeFi.
Vinayak is an expert in systems design, with over 25 years’ experience in big data, machine learning and more recently in blockchain based systems. He focuses on application development, scalability, performance tuning and capacity planning.
Vinayak teaches at Baruch college in New York, and is a frequent guest lecturer on Big Data at Rutgers, NYU, and General Assembly. He is passionate about how to get good ideas to scale.
Ivan is an expert in machine learning and AI, with 8+ years of experience with all kinds of traditional and non-traditional data. He has crafted his skills with aggregated data from all kinds of data sources, with most recent emphasius on direct on-chain data. He focuses on model development with statistical and advanced techniques, like LSTM, BERT and GNNs.
His passion is bringing the best of AI to web3 and blockchain.
Pablo is a full-stack developer with 12+ years of experience in AI projects, 8+ in fintech, and 4+ in DeFi. He writes flawless code in 10+ languages, and has worked on a wide variety of systems including UNIX, Linux, SQL, NoSQL, and all aspects of software development. He focuses on all aspects of systems design and implementation, from concept to deployment.
When he isn't writing DeFi code, he is an amazing artist: his art hangs in galleries in NY and around the world.
Shishir started his career in the enterprise software arena, gaining a strong understanding of the operations and complexities inherent in multinational business operations before moving to the world of entrepreneurship and start-ups.
With over 2 decades of experience in the software industry, his foray into the world of blockchain involves several nuances e.g. Defi, On-Chain Oracles, zero Knowledge research on various industry use cases and core blockchain engineering etc
Kushagra has a deep understanding and has developed several hands-on experiences on different blockchains e.g. Ethereum, BSC, Polygon and Solana etc.
He has achieved an expert level of proficiency in many use cases around blockchains. With his deep understanding of architecture, he is able to solve some very trivial industry problems like NFT commercialisation, MEV, zero-knowledge SNARK usage etc.
Kavitha Kanaparthi is an Electrical Engineer from Washington University, St.Louis turned entrepreneur with experience in IT, Food and Sports domains. She is an expert in product development and a business architect with technology and analytical skills, business acumen, and leadership. Her career was in both private and government sectors in United States.
She currently develops products and technologies in the blockchain domain, focusing on privacy and new blockchain protocols.
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