Portfolio company Axoni has hired Mas Nakachi as their new Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Nakachi is currently a Senior Advisor to OpenGamma, a derivatives analytics software company, and is also working on numerous independent projects in the cryptocurrency / blockchain and machine learning spaces.
“I believe the financial services transformation powered by blockchain technology is just beginning. There are many unique challenges when bringing a fundamentally new technology to market but I believe the Axoni team is the best positioned to capitalize on this immense opportunity and I greatly look forward to working with them,” stated Nakachi. “Axoni’s business leadership is as technically proficient as they are knowledgeable of market structure. In addition to his deep leadership experience in the financial services industry, Mas has spent much of 2017 personally coding smart contracts on the Ethereum network. He’s an ideal fit to help drive the continued expansion of Axoni’s footprint in capital markets,” stated Axoni CEO Greg Schvey.