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.

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.
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.
Cliff 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.
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.
Andreas Fackler
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.
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 blockchain cryptography and security.
Scott Walker
Managing Director
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.

Investors and Advisors

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

Terren Peizer
Founder Acuitas Group Holdings
Den 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

Technology Partners


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