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Bringing NFTs and DeFi to the masses

Origin was founded in 2017 by successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and has a team of experienced engineers from iconic tech companies like YouTube, Google, PayPal, and DropBox. Today, Origin is a global community with hundreds of open-source contributors and thousands of token holders. We work in public and you can always find at least one of us awake in our Discord.

Kern Team

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Josh begann mit dem Programmieren im Alter von 10 Jahren. Vor seiner Gründung bei Origin war er Mitbegründer von drei weiteren Unternehmen, die von einem Venture unterstützt wurden: EventVue, Torbit (von Walmart Labs übernommen) & Forage.
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Matt was the 3rd PM at YouTube (acquired by Google) and VP PM at Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo) and Bonobos (acquired by Walmart). He has a MS and BS from Stanford.
Yu Pan headshot
Founding Engineer
Yu Pan war eines der 6 Gründungsmitglieder von PayPal und der erste Mitarbeiter bei YouTube. Er ist ein ehemaliger Google-Mitarbeiter und Mitbegründer von Kiwi Crate.
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VP of Engineering
Franck hat eine erfolgreiche Karriere als Early- Angestellter bei zahlreichen namhaften Unternehmen hinter sich. Zuvor leitete er Engineering-Team bei Inktomi, Paypal, YouTube, Google und Dropbox.
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Director of Product
Micah war der technische Mitbegründer von WellAttended, einer bootstrap-fähigen Kassenverwaltungsplattform. Er arbeitete als gewerblicher Immobilienmakler und lernte Code.
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Senior Ingenieur
Nick studierte Informatik an der Universität von Warwick. Bevor er zu Origin kam, arbeitete er als Ingenieur bei Sencha, C3 Energy Network und Palo Alto Networks.
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Domen war Mitbegründer und Leiter eines Teams, das mit 2 Schachgroßmeistern eine Mobilanwendung entwickelte. Zuvor war er in hatte eine erfolgreiche Karriere bei Cetra, Zemanta und Peerindex.
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Shahul ist ein Fullstack-Ingenieur, der im Alter von 10 Jahren mit dem Programmieren von begonnen hat. Zuvor arbeitete er als Freiberufler und kam dann als Front-End-Entwickler zu Zoho.
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Mike ist ein langjähriger Mitarbeiter von Open Source. Er erstellt ein Entwickler - Toolkit für die Erstellung von Astraleum intelligente Verträge mit Python und zuvor mit Astraleum und IPFS an arbeitete Lunyr.
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Product Designer
Aure ist ein Produktdesigner mit 10 + Jahren Erfahrung. Vor seinem Eintritt bei Origin arbeitete Aure bei mehreren Startups und Fortune 500-Unternehmen. In einem früheren Leben war er auch Software-Ingenieur.
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Senior Ingenieur
Daniel brings a strong emphasis on security and data analysis to our team. Daniel has earned a reputation for being able to gather massive amounts of data and create dynamic visualizations at lightning speed.
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Project Manager
Chase comes from creative and marketing agency life in Los Angeles. She’s managed projects and accounts for clients like YouTube, W Hotels, and Stitch Fix. She's now in charge of creator relationship management at Origin.
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Account Manager
Eric was an early employee at Lyft and a founding member of their first B2B solution. He was an account manager at Tophatter and worked at a marketing agency connecting brands with creators and celebrities.
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Creator in Residence
Jon has spent his career helping creators. Before joining Origin, Jon was responsible for creator monetization marketing at YouTube and product marketing at Instagram. He's also a frequent contributor for Forbes.
Kara Chang headshot
Executive Assistant
Kara is the executive assistant to Origin co-founders, Josh and Matt. She graduated from UC San Diego and previously managed a team of 10 people at an ecommerce company in Taiwan.
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Senior Ingenieur
Ed previously worked at Sencha, C3 Energy Network, and Palo Alto Networks as a UI and software architect. He studied at the University of Warwick where he met his lifelong friend and now colleague, Nick Poulden.
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Head of Community
Aaron has spent his career building and managing communities. He served as a long-term member of our community team before joining fulltime to help us with social media, content, and marketing at Origin.
Christopher Jacobs headshot
Senior Ingenieur
Chris previously worked at OCZ, Toshiba, Storcentric and Palo Alo Networks as a Full Stack / UI Engineer. He is a creative developer who has over 15 years experience architecting software solutions.
Kelly Hwang headshot
Kelly was previously a successful startup founder and venture investor at Upfront Ventures before spending the last few years investing in DeFi. He has a BA in Economics from Stanford.
Linus Chung headshot
VP of Product
Linus previously worked as Director of Product at Coinbase. Before that, he lead product at companies like Tesla, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.
Andra Nicolau headshot
Head of BD, OUSD
Andra is a longtime crypto veteran. She was most recently the Head of Growth at 1inch where she raised over $250M. She has spent over 8 years in Silicon Valley and studied Economics at UC Berkeley.
Justin Charlton headshot
Head of Finance
Justin started investing in middle school, designed budgets for launching satellites into space (successfully!), and advised tech clients on M&A and strategy for 7 years at PwC and KPMG.
Tom Hirst headshot
Senior Ingenieur
Tom helped ship digital projects for the NHS, Umbro, BMW and Meta before entering web3. He has launched multiple successful solo endeavours, including most recently, an NFT project with fully on-chain artwork.
Youngsun Shin headshot
Product Manager
Youngsun previously worked as a product manager at Coupang. Before that, he did product and operations at Uber. He enjoys engaging on Clubhouse and building NFT communities on the ground in Korea.
Peter Gray headshot
BD Manager, OUSD
Peter studied business at Tulane University and worked on the sales teams at Palo Alto Networks, VMware, and Alkemi Network before joining Origin as the OUSD BD Manager. He is a musician, hockey player, and avid skier.
Nick Hong headshot
Senior Ingenieur
Before Origin, Nick was on product teams at Medium, Eaze, and Instacart, and more recently jumped into Web3 with Driftershoots on his FirstDayOut Open Edition. Outside of work, Nick enjoys kickboxing, meditation, and trying out new cooking with his air fryer.
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Product Designer
Matt is a product designer specialising in DeFi and Web3 for the past 4 years. He was the first designer to join Augur and later went on to work at Dapper Labs. Before this he was doing the rounds in various advertising and design agencies across London.
Jonathan Snow headshot
Data Engineer
Before joining Origin, Jonathan worked with several crypto and finance brands, focusing on building data pipelines and automation tools. Prior to that, he helped build a company that provided social media user data to a number of startups and PR firms.
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We're hiring!
We are a distributed team with employees all over the world. We have a fast-paced bias-to-action culture and a really big vision for bringing crypto mainstream. Check out our open-positions on AngelList.


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