About

With backgrounds ranging from finance to design to mathematics, we’re a team united by our drive to create tools to help people take part in the decentralized era of money and finance.

We’re developing Zen Protocol to make that happen.

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THE ZEN TEAM

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Adam Perlow

CEO

Adam is a finance grad from the IDC, an Israeli army reservist, and an old hand in Bitcoin. He’s known it was going places since the day he first heard about it, way back in 2011.

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Nathan Cook

CTO

Nathan is a former maths post-grad from Cambridge University. If he had to describe his job these days, it would be “taking part in capital bringing itself into existence”. He reads a lot.

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SHARON URBAN

LEAD DEVELOPER

Sharon is a highly skilled and experienced systems engineer who loves working with the good guys!

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ASHER MANNING

DEVELOPER, FORMAL METHODS

Ash studied Maths, Physics & CS at McGill University and worked on research in Homotopy Type Theory. He's previously worked at Skybox Security and HSBC.
Ash is one of the developers behind the F* language, and is using it along with modern research in dependently typed programming to give Zen advanced security capabilities, as well as resource bounds.

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ELAN PERACH

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Elan has started multiple startups, an NFX.com alumni, has been in the crypto space since 2011, and built the first website to sell bitcoin in Israel.

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DORON SOMECH

VP R&D

Doron, was the co-founder and CTO of leverate.com

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ELEANOR MILSTEIN

ART DIRECTOR

Eli is our product design guru, bringing 6 years of experience from several startups both as a product designer and as a co-founder.

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ISAAC RODGIN

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Isaac's brings a strong background from his undergrad in Business and Computer Science at IDC in Herzliya. For the past 5 years Isaac has worked in several start-ups in variety of communication, technical and networking positions.

ADVISORS

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Pamir Gelenbe

Pamir is a Managing Partner at Libertus Capital where he focuses on decentralized systems, enterprise blockchain, and digital currency. He is an investor in Kraken, Ledger Wallet, Shapeshift, and Crypto Facilities, and several decentralized protocols. Previously, he served as a Partner at Hummingbird Ventures, and also worked at Morgan Stanley and D.E. Shaw. Pamir graduated from Duke University and Columbia University with a BSc. in Electrical Engineering and MSc. in Operations Research.

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RAN NUSSBAUM

Ran Nussbaum is a managing partner and co-founder of The Pontifax Group. The fund runs more than 50 portfolio companies all around the globe. Prior to joining Pontifax, he was a partner at Israel’s largest business intelligence and strategic consulting firm.

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Ron Gross

Ron has graduated from the Technion with an M. Sc in Computer Science. He has worked at several companies, ranging from small startups to Google, and has an extensive experience in web architecture, security, and algorithms.

Ron has been continuously involved with Bitcoin since March 2011, spreading the word, knowledge, and love of Bitcoin. He is a firm advocate of open source, transparency and decentralization of power and technology. Ron co-founded the Israeli Bitcoin community and Foundation and was the Executive Director of the Mastercoin Foundation (the world's first token sale).

Interviews

Adam Perlow & Asher Manning on Epicenter

Adam Perlow at Decentralized 2017

Adam Perlow - Zen Protocol - World Blockchain Forum - Oct 2017

Adam Perlow Zen Protocol Presentation at Google Campus - Dec 2016

Nathan Cook at Blockchain demo day - Innonation Sept 2016

Blockchain Unchained with Adam Perlow on UAHFs, Zen Protocol and ICOs

Zen Protocol Founders Film

Zen Protocol Tel Aviv Meetup Presentation - Adam Perlow - July 2017

Adam Perlow (Zen Protocol) Interview - Finance Magnates Podcast - June 2017

"Dependent types for smart contracts at Zen" : Blockchain 4

CoinFund Q&A: Zen Protocol - June 2017