soonami is thrilled to announce the addition of several new team members to our ranks recently. We believe that these individuals bring a wealth of experience, talent, and expertise that will greatly benefit our company and the teams we work together with. These individuals have a proven track record of success and we are confident that they will help us to continue our growth and expansion.
The new hires bring with them a wealth of experience from a variety of different industries, including technology, applied cryptography or finance. This diversity of background and expertise will help us to better identify and invest in innovative and disruptive teams.
Additionally, these new team members are highly skilled at identifying and nurturing the growth of early-stage startups. We believe that their experience and insight will be invaluable as we continue to identify and invest in the next generation of successful companies.
We are confident that these new team members will play a critical role in the continued success of soonami, and we are excited to see the impact they will have. We look forward to working with them and learning from their experience.
Let’s get to know them a little bit more:
Benjamin is a highly motivated young self-thought Software Engineer and Entrepreneur. Currently, at the age of 19, he has graduated with a B.Sc. in Economics and IT. Besides his young age, Benjamin has 4+ years of software engineering experience and 2+ in startup founding in the technology leading role.
Since 2012 Davood provided consultancy services to startups about design, development, and growth, starting his blockchain programming in 2018. Over a decade Davood provided tech & BD services to the martech/adtech and eCommerce businesses. As a technical lead at soonami, initially began helping on the Unbounded and zkFaith projects, while leading peer education and documentation. The technical responsibilities have been proper smart contract implementations, and full-stack development of apps, in addition to handling cloud infrastructure requirements with a focus on AWS.
Joining us as a marketing manager with a background in social psychology. In 2020, he began working as a freelancer with startups in the cryptocurrency world after spending the previous two years in the digital media space.
Develops DAO protocols to foster the environment of tomorrow's founders through soonami incubated venture Foundance. Graduate in Business Mathematics at the University of Mannheim. Passionate about quantitative trading utilizing decentralized derivative solutions. Peer-to-peer exchange evangelist, enjoying traveling.
Mina Namazi, Ph.D.
Applied cryptography enthusiast with a mathematics background. Completed her Ph.D. in information and communication technology at Vigo University where she wrote her thesis about “genomic privacy.”. Mina’s main interest are PETs (privacy-enhancing protocols). Currently, started a journey in soonami to develop zero knowledge identity protocols more available for those who care about real control over their sensitive data.
Paul is a business and technology consultant with substantial experience in software development, architecture, and project management. He’s a specialist iOS developer since the App Store’s inception in 2008 with additional experience in Android development. Worked on over 30 apps on the various App Stores.
Piotr got his master's degree in project management at Higher Banking School in Poznan. He started his career at BNY Mellon and later on at Finoa, where he took care of custody of digital assets. Piotr brings a lot of experience in the Web3 space he embraced as a researcher in BanklessDAO and launching the first DAO in Poland. He works closely with soonami management and takes care of our investment deal flow as well as project management.
Valentin has developed a strong background in technology and product management, through his experiences in both big international corporations and startups. He has been actively involved in the crypto industry since 2017, where he has conducted analytical research, developed prototypes and MVPs, created and managed communities, contributed to open-source projects, and built successful startups. His interests are on the intersection of tech and finance.
Welcome to the team!