Co-founder & Lead Developer
Former Senior Software Engineer at Google, leading projects of Mandarin speech recognition, voice search, and Gmail intelligent semantic assistant, with profound experience in artificial intelligence; Founder and Lead Developer of Bitcoin Gold; B.S., Computer Science and Technology, Fudan University.
Investment Advisor of PAKA Fund, Co-organizer of Privacy Computing In China. Former Senior Product Manager at Tencent & Didi.
Co-founder & COO
Serial entrepreneur. Former CEO & CTO of Xiaohei AI Games & Haha AI Vending Mechine. Initial owner of 20+ patents including 3 blockchain patents. M.S., Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Co-founder & CTO
Webmaster of RubyChina. Former CTO at KnewOne. Former Software Architect at DJI.
Dr. Shunfan Zhou
Phala Whitepaper Co-author
Ph.D. Candidate in System Software and Security Laboratory, Fudan University, lead author of **An Ever-evolving Game: Evaluation of Real-world Attacks and Defenses in Ethereum Ecosystem**, USENIX Security 20. Co-author of other papers in top-tier security conferences.
Sandro Gorduladze is the CIO at Gagra Ventures, an early-stage investment firm. Prior to launching the fund, Sandro ran Research at HASH CIB, a digital asset financial services company that made a name for itself with in-depth research reports. Prior to joining Hash Sandro worked at PwC Russia, advising TMT sector companies on tax.
Architect of Phala mining pool protocol. Dormer serial entrepreneur experienced in fission-oriented product designing and IoT infrastructure DevOps.
Has rich experience in blockchain community operations.
Dr. Konstantin Shamruk
Ph.D., Economics, Toulouse School of Economics. Led the game-theoretic analysis of Phala Network token economics model.
the technology integration lead of Web3 Foundation. Joe also hosts the “Relay Chain” podcast that covers people and projects in the Polkadot ecosystem.
Dr. Jonas Gehrlein
Ph.D., University of Bern, who works as a research scientist at the Web3 Foundation in charge of researching economic problems in the Polkadot ecosystem. Before joining W3F, Jonas did his Ph.D. in Behavioral and Experimental Economics, working on projects which explore human decision-making. Before that, he obtained a master’s degree in quantitative economics from the University of Konstanz.
M.Sc. in Information & Cybersecurity. Polkadot Global Head Ambassador of Events. Blockchain technology and Cybersecurity advocate. She is the COO of MH-IT & Service GmbH, an IT security company. Zoé worked for several star-ups in Silicon Valley as well as an applications analyst for Google.