I am currently a venture-backed web3 founder fellow part of South Park Commons, with a background in engineering (Google, Microsoft), entrepreneurship (founding member of Parallel Finance), product management (web3 UX lead at co-founded blockchain studio), and venture capital (8 decimal capital). I hold a BA in Neuroscience and MS in Management Studies, took my first Vipassana meditation retreat when I was 18, and have been meditating for over 10 years.
Having lived in France, China, and the US, I had the privilege to explore multiple cultures and connect with people from all walks of life. I have previously taught courses on cultural adaptation to 60+ people and always look for creative ways to expand my network and deepen my relationships.
During my free time, I enjoy socializing, hosting events, fitness training, self-development, building side projects, freestyling in popping/hip-hop, cooking, and photography. If you’d like to connect or reach out for any inquiries, message me at <remigai93> (at) <gmail> (dot) <com>.
⚡Morning habits⚡ that help me enjoy and do more: Exercise, Meditation (Vipassana), Journaling (Gratitude+Top Tasks+Mind Dump), Learning.
Parallel Finance: Suite of DeFi protocols (AMM, money market and liquid staking) built on Polkadot, backed by Polychain, Sequoia, Founders Fund, Coinbase Ventures, and more. We originally started from a Polkadot Hackathon in 2021 during which we won third place. (website)
SlowSwap: The only on-chain MEV prevention solution using VDF (verifiable delay function). Won finalist in DeFi track at EthDenver 2022 Hackathon. (website) (demo) (deck) (github)
Starknet Recovery Service: The first on-chain wallet recovery service for Ethereum Externally Owned Accounts (EOA), powered by storage proofs on StarkNet. Won first place at the Starknet House Hackathon in 2022. (demo) (deck) (github)
Stark x: The first natively cross-chain and composable Central Limit Order Book (CLOB) DEX deployed on StarkNet for trustless settlement and asset liquidity, powered by storage proofs and SNARK proofs. Won first place at the Starknet Encode Autumn Hackathon in 2022. (website) (demo) (deck) (github)
Madara (L3) x Celestia (DA) integration: This is a modular approach of integrating Madara (L3) with Celestia (DA), so that state diff is posted on a data availability layer instead of L1 calldata. 94.9% of Starknet’s gas usage was due to state diff calldata settlement on L1, which is very costly. Lambda Week Hackathon in Paris 2023. (deck) (github)
Starknet Naming Service: The equivalent of ENS (Ethereum Name Service) for Starknet. Starknet Name Service domains are secure domain names for the decentralized world. (demo) (github)
EVM Wars: Omni-chain ERC721 NFT standard and cross-chain battle royal NFT game across Polygon, Ethereum, Avalanche, Fantom, and Binance Chain, built using Layer Zero’s cross-chain messaging protocol. built using Layer Zero’s cross-chain messaging protocol. (website) (demo) (deck)
LiquidBit: NFT marketplace aggregator (similar to gem.xyz) and derivatives (futures, option, and fractional) for professional traders and institutions. (website)
Questrom School of Business, Boston, MA, Speaker/Coach on helping international students to connect with locals and integrate the US culture by breaching limiting beliefs and teaching key conversation skills – December 10th, December 3rd, and November 22nd, 2016
InteGreat Hub, Boston, MA, Speaker/Coach on how to make friends in the US for internationals – August 14th, and July 20th, 2016