We are on a mission to enable financial privacy for everyone
AZTEC is a leading London based deep-tech company working on cutting edge privacy infrastructure for public blockchains. Our new office, located near Old Street, positions us at the centre of the growing blockchain community which includes startups, enterprise, enthusiasts and investors. We have an established network within traditional finance, elite universities and software engineering which provides us with the experience and support required to deliver innovative and useful products.
Team
Tom Pocock
CEO
BA & Masters in mathematics from University of Cambridge, Graduate Diploma in Law from City Law School, and CFA Charterholder. Worked at a leading European debt fund.
Dr Zac Williamson
CTO
Doctorate in neutrino physics from Oxford. Former physicist at CERN and T2K Japan. Creator of the AZTEC Protocol and author of the Barretenberg Library. Co-creator of the PLONK Universal SNARK.
Arnaud Schenk
COO
École42 coding school, Paris. Five years’ experience as a web software engineer, formerly built the tech team at Entrepreneur First in London, before joining EF9 Cohort.
Joe Andrews
CPO
BEng Materials Science from Imperial College London, formerly CTO of US startup Radish. Experienced web developer and EF9 Cohort member.
Leila Wang
Senior Engineer
BSc Computer Science from National Taiwan University. Previously at King & Wood and Senior Software Engineer at TripNotice.com. Joined AZTEC in September 2018.
Tom Waite
Engineer
MSci Physics from Imperial College London. Previously a Research Assistant at Imperial College Center for Cryptocurrency Research. Joined AZTEC in November 2018.
Ariel Gabizon
Chief Scientist
PhD Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute, research roles at Columbia and Technion, and formerly researcher and engineer at Zcash and research at Protocol Labs (IPFS). Creator of AuroraLight and PLONK.
Charlie Lye
Principal Engineer
BA Computer Science from Heriot-Watt. 19 years experience - formerly Principal Engineer at Triptease, C++ Engineer at Bloomberg, C++ Engineer at BetFair.
Working at AZTEC places you alongside some of the brightest minds in the cryptography and blockchain space. With experience across finance, software engineering and entrepreneurship we are confident in our ability to deliver and ship our privacy offering. We are young, ambitious and hardworking with conviction in our long term vision that public blockchains will become the global settlement layer. We value integrity, intellectual prowess and an ability to learn fast while contributing to all aspects of startup-up life!
Our advisors
Joe Lubin
Director
Co-founder of Ethereum. Founder of ConsenSys, the world’s leading blockchain venture studio.
Kartik Talwar
Advisor / Investor
General partner at a_capital. Founder of ETHGlobal. Previously SV Angel. Forbes 30 Under 30.
Jim Jagielski
Advisor
Co-founder of Apache Software Foundation. Winner of O’Reilly Open Source Award and Innovation Luminary Award.
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