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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.
Stan James headshot
Senior Engineer
Stan is a software architect with patents in decentralized trust, game design, computer vision, and robotics. Previously, he founded Lijit Networks (acquired by Federated Media).
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.
Coleman Maher headshot
Partnerships
Coleman is an active cryptocurrency investor and real estate entrepreneur, owning and managing multiple Airbnb properties. He studied mathematics at Berkeley.
Jon Hearty headshot
Business Development
Jon was the 10th hire at Redbeacon (acquired by The Home Depot) and 1st hire at Datanyze where he served in multiple business development roles from VP of growth to COO.
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.
Cuong Do headshot
Senior Engineer
Cuong Do was the former head of Dropbox NYC Engineering. Before that, Cuong was one of the early team members at PayPal and worked alongside Yu Pan and Matt at YouTube.
Micah Alcorn headshot
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.
Tyler Yasaka headshot
Engineer
Tyler is a full stack developer and blockchain enthusiast. He is a recent college graduate who has helped build an ecommerce platform in the auto recycling industry.
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.

Extended Team

Aure Gimon headshot
Product Designer
Aure has deep experience in crafting products that delight users. He has designed experiences with top brands (Nike, Sony, Virgin) and Silicon Valley startups.
Daniel Von Fange headshot
Engineer
Daniel is a full stack, polyglot developer. He's worked on projects from assembly programming to architecting systems tracking billions of dollars of NGO spend worldwide.
Gagandeep Singh headshot
Engineer
Gagan is a full stack developer with over 4 years of experience working with several early stage startups. He has expertise in building scalable enterprise-grade applications.
Nick Poulden headshot
Engineer
Nick founded his first company while still at college in the UK, later moving to Silicon Valley to work as a UI Architect for multiple organizations, small and large.
Kath Brandon headshot
Community
Kath has over 30 years of recruiting experience and spent 9 years in operations at Apple. She has also volunteered with numerous organizations.
Dave Craige headshot
Community
Dave is a serial entrepreneur whose more recent startup was acquired in 2016. He organizes and runs private communities for cryptocurrency investors and startup founders.
Mijbel AlQattan headshot
Community
Mijbel has over 12 years of experience in venture and consulting. His interests are in data science and machine learning. Mijbel has a degree in computer engineering and holds a CFA.
Andrei Munteanu headshot
Community
Andrei is the co-founder at Cowork Timisoara and an active startup community leader. He runs a NGO which supports young entrepreneurs in Romania.
Austin Virts headshot
Marketing
Austin is an ambitions entrepreneur who has started and operated multiple successful online companies before launching a full service creative agency in Boulder, CO.

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.