Meet the Team


Proudly made by a diverse group of thinkers and builders with decades of experience in internet-scale computing systems, across academia, business, and engineering.

Mrinal Manohar
Chief Executive Officer
Technology and finance leader previously with Microsoft, Bain, and Bain Capital. Ran the TMT sector of a $1B+ hedge fund. Early investor in Ethereum, Blockstack, etc.
Medha Parlikar
Chief Technology Officer
Product and engineering leader with decades of experience delivering production software at marquee companies such as Adobe, Omniture, Avalara, and DivX.
Clifford Sarkin
Chief Operating Officer
Entrepreneur and former VP of Biz Dev at DNA.Fund, a leading crypto fund. Led VideoSurf’s $80M sale to Microsoft. B.A., UC Berkeley ‘01. J.D., Harvard Law School ‘05.
Dr. Daniel Kane
Consensus Protocol Advisor
Dr. Kane has earned two Bachelor's Degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is advising CasperLabs on consensus algorithms and is a core contributor to the highway protocol.
Andreas Fackler
Consensus Researcher & Rust Developer
Fackler is an experienced Rust developer and has previously led teams at Google, MaidSafe and Xored’s RCPTT. He has his PhD in Mathematics from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität.
Michael Birch
Lead Blockchain Developer
Birch has written a working implementation of the Casper Protocol. He’s also an accomplished functional programmer and mathematician. MS in physics from McMaster University.
Ashok Ranadive
Program Manager
Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a post-grad work in Nuclear Engineering. Indian Navy Commissioned Officer. 12+ years at Google building and leading teams.
Scott Walker
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Founder/CEO of Atrinsic, a mobile game company he grew to $100M revenue. Early investor in BTC, ETH, and EOS.


CasperLabs is backed and supported by a circle of luminaries, innovators, and leaders

Terren Peizer
Founder Acuitas Group Holdings
Deng Chao
CEO Hashkey Capital
Steven Chen
Co-Founder/Managing Partner Noris Capital
Michael Arrington
Founder Arrington XRP Capital
Jocy Lin
Founder IOSG Capital
Matti Liukas
CEO Consensus Capital
Omer Ozden
Chairman Rocktree Capital
Trevor Koverko
CEO Polymath
Crystal Rose
CEO Sense.Chat
Anil Antony
Technology & Social Entrepreneur
James Haft
PAL Capital
Wesley Pryor
Acheron Trading


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Technology Partners

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Spark Labs

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