Findora Foundation

Findora envisions a new financial infrastructure that services everyone with full interconnectivity, native privacy, transparency, and compliance.

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
ACM Fellow
2020 ACM Fellow
2015 Turing Award Winner
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

Dr. Jonathan Katz

Cryptography, University of Maryland
2019 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award
IACR Fellow
PhD, Columbia University

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

Abhishek Jain*

Johns Hopkins University
2020 NSF CAREER Award
Microsoft Research
PhD in Cryptography, UCLA

* Participation by Abhishek Jain as an advisor to Findora Foundation does not constitute or imply endorsement of Findora by Johns Hopkins University.


Paul Sherer

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

John Powers, Emeritus

General Contributor
Former CEO, Stanford Endowment Fund
Co-Chair, Hedge Fund, Credit Suisse
Stanford MBA

Ravi Chiruvolu

Founding Team Member
McKinsey, NASA, US Army
Managing Director, Charter Ventures
MIT, Harvard MBA

Young Yu

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

Humphrey Polanen

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

Lily Chao

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

David Lin

Senior Director, ThunderCore
CTO, ZeroLabs

Warren Paul Anderson

VP of Product at Discreet Labs
Product Lead, Ripple
Co-founder & Head of Product, Hedgy
Harvard & Northwestern University

Mike Lin

Senior Product Manager at Discreet Labs
Co-Founder & Head of Product, Lumeos
Equity Research Associate, Stifel Financial
MBA, Sloan School at MIT

David Lee

Smart Fund and Legal Partner, Strategic Capital Group, Investcorp
Head of Transactions, Credit Suisse Anteil Capital Partners
Advisor, BNM Ventures & Powerscale Capital Management
J.D., Fordham University School of Law

Tanmay Bhattacharya

US Lead Engineer
Senior Software Developer, OneLedger
Research Scientist, Conduent

Hridam Basu

Cryptography R&D Engineer at Findora
Cryptography and Blockchain Researcher, Polygon
NTT Labs Tokyo, AT&T Labs NYC
Northeastern University

Charlie Chen

Senior Software Engineer at Discreet Labs
Senior Blockchain Engineer, OneLedger
Zhejiang University

Kevin Singh

Blockchain Engineer
Senior Engineer, OneLedger
9 years FinTech Professional


Lead Engineer, APAC
Former technology lead, DiDi blockchain department
RUST expert, blockchain consensus mechanism profession
Over ten years of development experience


Head of Public Relations (Greater China)
Brand Director, Coinbull
Extensive experience in Public Relations



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