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Our Team

Origin is a team of distributed entrepreneurs, engineers, and blockchain experts. Our mission is to enable the sharing economy on the decentralized web. We're hiring!

Core Team

Josh Fraser headshot
Cofounder
Josh started coding at the age of 10. Prior to Origin, he co-founded three other venture-backed companies: EventVue, Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs) & Forage.
Matthew Liu headshot
Cofounder
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 an MS and BS from Stanford.
Coleman Maher headshot
Business Development
Coleman is an active cryptocurrency investor and real estate entrepreneur, owning and managing multiple Airbnb properties. He studied mathematics at Berkeley.
Yu Pan headshot
R&D Engineer
Yu Pan was one of the 6 founding team members of PayPal and was the 1st employee at YouTube. He is a former Google employee and co-founder of Kiwi Crate.
Micah Alcorn headshot
Product Manager/Engineer
Micah was the technical co-founder of WellAttended, a bootstrapped box office management platform. He worked as a commercial real estate broker while learning to code.
Kay Yoo headshot
Finance & Operations
Kay is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). She previously worked as a Senior Accountant and then as a Senior Consultant at KPMG Canada.
Franck Chastagnol headshot
Senior Engineer
Franck has had a successful career as an early employee at numerous high-profile companies. He previously led engineering teams at Inktomi, Paypal, YouTube, Google and Dropbox.
Austin Virts headshot
Marketing
Austin is an ambitious entrepreneur who has started and operated multiple successful online companies before launching a full service creative agency in Boulder, CO.
Mila Choi headshot
Regional Manager Korea
Mila is leading our community efforts in South Korea. She previously organized blockhain hackathons and has degrees from Penn State and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Tom Linton headshot
Engineer
Before Origin, Tom had a successful career as a solo startup founder. He has two Masters degrees in Distributed Systems from the Technical University of Berlin and KTH in Stockholm.
Anna Wang headshot
Regional Manager China
Anna is leading our community efforts for Chinese speakers. Before Origin, Anna managed global social media at Exness, a leading forex broker. She also co-founded a non-profit in Australia.
Nick Poulden headshot
Senior Engineer
Nick studied Computer Science at the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Origin, he worked as an engineer at Sencha, C3 Energy Network and Palo Alto Networks.
Domen Grabec headshot
Engineer
Domen co-founded and led a team developing a mobile application with 2 chess Grandmasters. He previously had a successful career at Cetra, Zemanta and Peerindex.
Shahul Hameed headshot
Engineer
Shahul is a fullstack engineer who started programming at age of 10. He previously worked as a freelancer and then joined Zoho as a front-end developer.
Zaurbek Ivanov headshot
Russia Community
Zaurbek Ivanov studied Economics at Kabardino-Balkaria State Agrarian University in Nalchik, Russia. He has worked in the hospitality industry in the US and Russia.
Mike Shultz headshot
Engineer
Mike is a long-time contributor to open-source. He created a dev toolkit for creating Ethereum smart contracts with Python and previously worked with Ethereum and IPFS at Lunyr.

Advisors

Addison Huegel headshot
Advisor/PR
Addison is a communications and marketing specialist with a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley. He previously worked with the Ethereum Foundation and DEVCON1.
Melody He headshot
Advisor/International BD
Melody is founder of Spartan Group, a blockchain advisory and investment fund. She was an early investor in TenX and strategic advisor to Gifto and Appcoins.
Paul Veradittakit headshot
Advisor
Paul is a Partner at Pantera Capital. He is also an advisor to several highly successful cryptocurrency projects including Orchid Labs, Enigma and ICON.
Joey Krug headshot
Advisor
Joey is the co-founder of Augur, the world’s first decentralized prediction market and oracle system. He is a Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital.
Andrew Hyde headshot
Community
Andrew was the founder of four startups, including Startup Weekend, and has built global communities across dozens of countries. He was employee number 1 at TechStars.