Team

Isabella Yu
Managing Partner

Isabella has been actively trading cryptocurrencies and working in the blockchain space since 2013. Previously, Isabella was Vice President of China Market at Shuttle Holdings, one of the first venture capital for crypto assets and blockchain technology, where Isabella managed the investments and relationships in Asia. Isabella earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Penn State University.

Tommy Dai
Managing Partner

Tommy has extensive knowledge in Technology and Media with experience in Bulge Bracket investment banking, hedge funds and corporations where he was involved in transactions worth over $15 billion. Additionally, he has worked at Octo Telematics where he helped the technology company expand into new geographies such as Russia and China. Tommy holds a BSc. In Economics from University of Bath.

Ryan Ding
Managing Partner

Ryan has more than 7 years of experience in the financial services industry, in roles within major investment banks, securities trading firms and asset management funds. He also oversees the design and management of the cryptocurrency fund of funds. Previously, Ryan served as the M&A Group Director at Zodigrand Asset Management, where he has led several large investments, including the acquisition of Chinese public firm MainStreets. Ryan holds a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and a CFA.

John Ryding
Chief Economist

John is the Founding Partner and Chief Economist at RDQ Economics, an independent macroeconomic consulting, advisory and research firm. Previously, John was the Chief U.S. Economist for Bear Stearns, where he was frequently recognized in the Institutional Investor Polls for his work on economics and monetary policy. Prior to that, John spent 12 years in central banking, both at the bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Liying Zhao
Partner, Crypto Market

Liying graduated from Wuhan University in 2007 with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Master’s degree with Distinction gained in 2012 at King’s College London. Liying worked in utilities and financial industry for 8 years, with main areas on data processing and trading. Got into crypto world in 2016, focusing on trading and project research. Liying is good at discovering undervalued projects and investing in early stages.

Luke Li
Partner, General Technology

Luke is a Technical Project Manager and Product Manager with rich experience in corporate management and full-stack development. Luke spent four years in New York City as a software developer and senior technical associate at PwC and Morgan Stanley. Luke now focuses on designing and managing blockchain products and services. As a KoinEra member in Shanghai, he is leading to expand KoinEra team in China while managing the Chinese local technical team on new projects. Luke has a M.E. in Electrical Engineering from New York University.

Mouna Mahouachi
Director, Strategy

Mouna is a Swiss innovation leader, author, consultant and entrepreneur. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL). She started her career at Credit Suisse, where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. Her passion for innovation and disruptive business models led her in 2016 to become Innovation Leader for Asset Management Data Services at Credit Suisse New York. During her role, she launched an innovative concept called the “Creative Lab” and organized a conference on the neuroscience of innovation for the entire technology department in New York. Mouna is also the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies.