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Remembering John Powers

In July of 2020, after many months of battling multiple myeloma, John Powers passed away. He was 67 years young. John served as CEO of the Stanford endowment fund from 2006 to 2015. In addition to chairing Stanford’s endowment, John also had an extensive background on Wall Street that gave him the perspective as a principal, advisor, and agent. John co-headed a private equity business at Credit Suisse and ran research at the renowned technology investment bank, Robertson Stephens. This gave him invaluable experience and put him face to face with many of the problems faced in finance today. John leaves behind a legacy that touched people around the world and a family that he loved dearly. His friends will forever remember him as JP; Findora will remember him as one of our founders. In the present day, the Findora team around the world is committed to building in the spirit of John, in order to make his vision a reality.

Advanced Research Institute

Dr. Whitfield Diffie

Senior Advisor
2015 Turing Award Winner
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

Dr. Vipul Goyal

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Microsoft Research

Dr. David Galindo

Professor, University of Birmingham
Applied Cryptography
Head of Cryptography at Fetch.AI

Will Cong

Professor, Cornell U Johnson School
Expert in Tokenomics and Blockchain
Advisor, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
PhD, Stanford Business School


Paul Sherer

F.I.R.S.T. Director Findora Foundation
Managing Director, VantagePoint Funds
Managing Director, Robertson Stephens
Stanford MBA

John Powers, Emeritus

Co-Founder, Findora
Former CEO, Stanford Endowment Fund
Co-Chair, Hedge Fund, Credit Suisse
Stanford MBA

Young Yu

Strategic Partnership
Managing Director, CAIS
Director, UBS & Deutsche Bank
Brown University

Matthew Arney

Head, Growth
Serial entrepreneur
VP, Transperfect
Founder, TranslateNow (Acquired)
Founder, ACT2, & CSOFT

Ken Berniklau

Head, Product Management
20 years success in TMT
Executive Director, Tellabs
Director, Calix
Co-Founder, Sandia Wireless

Humphrey Polanen

Institutional Advocacy
Board Director, Heritage Bank of Commerce
GM, Sun Microsystem
JD, Harvard Law

Lily Chao

Founder, Findora
Investor in early stage ventures
Expert in privatization, SPAC & M&A
People person at Findora

David Lin

Senior Director, ThunderCore
CTO, ZeroLabs


Jack Lee

Managing Partner, HCM Capital
Founder, Foxconn Supply Chain Finance
Early Investor, Digital Currency Group (parent of Grayscale Investments)
& Galaxy Digital



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