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Meet the Crew

Who pilots the Tangleship?

Our team was assembled from every literal corner of the planet, seeking a specific background, skillset and expertise in each core pilot. We are utterly proud to be developing a decentralized protocol with a truly decentralized team, based out of four different continents.

The Pilots


Executive/Operational Officer

  • Background in Engineering, Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Business and Software Development.
  • 6+ years of experience, including 2 software startups, 2 multinationals (Fortune 10 company) and 1 renowned research lab.
  • 3x startup founder (incl. Angel/VC fundraising for Deep Tech), extensive network in industry and academia across the globe.

Strength: laser focus, clear vision Weakness: likes sending too long messages Earth Base: Europe Handle:

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Business/Financial Officer

  • Background in Business Development and Administration, including 4+ years at a Fortune Global 100 Financial Services company.
  • Heavy involvement in crypto since 2014 and IOTA since 2017, deep field expertise and multiple contacts in successful DeFi projects.
  • Tanglestrong is in charge of business strategy, financial plans, leads & opportunities, partnerships, funding, marketing, innovation…

Strength: sharpened intuition, fine-tuned navigation Weakness: compares shampoo for 15min, pays $180 gas with no hesitation Earth Base: Europe Handle:

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Technology Officer & Lead Backend Developer

  • 9+ years of Blockchain Development experience, including: DEX, DAO, DeFi tokenization, stablecoin, smart contracts, Go, Rust, C, C++, Solidity, Substrate, Polkadot, Ethereum (ERC20, ERC721), Solana, Binance Smart Chain, security audits contractor, DAG DLT, PoW, PoS, ZK-SNARKS, Hyperledger Fabric, BFT consensus protocols, quantum resistant cryptographic signatures, USPTO software patents…
  • World-class technical know-how, extensive experience developing smart contracts in 5 different networks, including working as auditor for the Ethereum and the Solana ecosystems & foundations.
  • Hercules leads the development of the entire TangleSwap protocol in Solidity language for ShimmerEVM and IotaEVM smart contracts.

Strength: industry-wide expertise, white hat skills Weakness: overactive 'multitask' module Earth Base: North America Handle: PilotHercules#2097

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Lead Frontend Developer

  • 5+ years as Frontend Developer and 3+ years as Product Designer, with multiple previous crypto projects under his belt.
  • Expertise in: Figma, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Reactjs, Wordpress, Webflow, Bootstrap, Django, Golang, Nodejs, REST frameworks, React Native, After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Blender…
  • Tobi leads the buidl of a fully original, beautiful, highly responsive TangleSwap frontend.

Strength: exquisite thoroughness, iron tenacity Weakness: bountiful food & long sleep Earth Base: Africa Handle: tobiluh#9007

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3D Design & Visual Identity

  • Renowned 3D Visual Artist & Motion Designer with a background in Marketing and Digital Media Design.
  • Fundamentally involved in top-tier web3 and IOTA projects, expressing a uniquely special ability for elegant 3D motion.
  • Aurora takes good care of the different elements of our visual style: stunning 3D assets, fluid animations, functional NFT collections, undisclosed surprises…

Strength: fine eye for detail, dazzling night creativity Weakness: a glass of Rosé at sunset Earth Base: Oceania Handle: Pilot Aurora#2521

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Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Full-stack Developer with 4+ years of experience in cybersecurity, API development, system design and cloud solutions.
  • Penetration testing and security assurance for 2 of the biggest IT & cybersecurity multinational firms in the UK.
  • Tangular is the perfect DevOps/SecOps glue between our backend & frontend development efforts.

Strength: stylish coding, 360º perception Weakness: 3D printing junkie Earth Base: Europe Handle: Tangular#2724

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Strategy/Marketing Officer

  • Background in Economics and Law, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Web3 consulting, including 3+ years at international law firms and multiple publications in industry-leading magazines.
  • A dedicated IOTA enthusiast since 2019, deeply involved in the ecosystem and committed to driving its growth and success.
  • Odin works closely with the Business Development and Communications team, to establish TangleSwap as a flagship protocol within the IOTA ecosystem and beyond.

Strength: wordsmithery, attention to detail Weakness: excessive attention to detail Earth Base: Europe Handle:

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Brand Identity & Development

  • Background in Graphic Design, Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and International Business.
  • Over 9 years of experience in the Design Industry, including 6 years of team management. Expertise in developing creative campaigns and strategies that drive brand awareness and customer engagement.
  • Currently at TangleSwap in the visual design team, responsible for overseeing and refining the company's visual style across all platforms, ensuring a cohesive and impactful brand identity.

Strength: specialist crafter of feelings and visuals Weakness: wrestling pure beauty vs. accessibility Earth Base: Europe Handle:



Smart Contracts + Frontend Integration

  • Software Engineer & Web3 Developer with 4+ years of experience in full stack software development, reasearch & analysis.
  • Extensive attention to detail and a wide-ranging skillset led Clark to previously work and found in various corporations and startups in the industry, including his own Blockchain development venture.
  • Clark ensures a proper integration of our smart contracts with the TangleSwap frontend, with particular emphasis on security and performance, in tandem with Tobi, Hercules and Tangular.

Strength: debugging complex code in record time Weakness: coffee addiction == sleepless nights Earth Base: Europe Handle: Clark#0900

TangleSwap HQ

But with such a global team, how do you get to meet each other?

Well, aboard the Tangleship, of course! Check it out:

TangleSwap HQ

In fact, the Tangleship is vast enough to host any amount of guests, whether on our Twitter or Discord rooms!

AMA Session