Founding Members

Shain Lafazan

Co-founder & CTO

Shain has designed and built critical infrastructure for cybersecurity, medical imaging, and insurance companies. He has co-led the development of numerous DeFi projects, both with Calvin and others. Shain graduated from UC Santa Barbara and now mentors young developers across the South Bay of Silicon Valley.

Andrew Bakst

Co-founder & CPO

Andrew is currently the Managing Director of Bizantine Capital. Previously, he was a Partner at Crusoe Capital and Director of Bizantine Consulting Group. He received a BS in Product Design from Stanford University.

Calvin Pak

Co-founder & CEO

A multi-industry veteran, Calvin has built for traditional firms, such as Zappos,JP Morgan and Wells Fargo. Calvin has led the development of three DeFi projects: Titans Finance (front-end wallet), Maximus (on-chain bank), and Molecule (exchange protocol). He earned an EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Maximillian Jungreis


Max is a Founding Member of Stanford University’s Future of Digital Currency Initiative and works with Central Banks and global corporations to promote the research, standardization, and adoption of digital currency. Max is particularly focused on domestic and cross-border partnerships between financial institutions, regulatory bodies, and global academic research organizations.

Jessica Brown

Product Designer & COO

Jessica graduated with Summa Cum Laude from Cornell university.Over 5 years of experience in this field. Seeking to be the link between the creative minds and technology