About us

Why

Firms or companies exist in order to create value by using resources to create products or provide services.

However, intermediaries and third parties such as governments decrease the output of those organizations by imposing restrictions and creating complex regulatory frameworks.

Aragon was born to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of companies and other organizational structures.

We were very inspired by Nobel prize Ronald Coase and his amazing paper The Nature of the Firm and Yochai Benkler's Linux and the Nature of the Firm. Both explore the concept of company.

We believe that the blockchain and the Internet are changing the incentives for companies to exist, and we are building tools for the next generation of companies that will take advantage of these changes.

Founding Team

Luis Cuende - Project Lead

Luis has been awarded as the best underage European programmer in 2011, is a Forbes 30 Under 30, a MIT TR35 and was an Advisor to the VP of the European Commission.

He cofounded the blockchain startup Stampery. Prior to founding startups, he created the world's first Linux distribution with facelogin.

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Jorge Izquierdo - Tech Lead

Curious hacker, creator of multiple apps for iOS, macOS and Pebble. Reached App Store's #2. Always tinkering with new tech.

Already convinced about the decentralized future of the Internet, he has been building toy projects such as a mesh network or a small blockchain implementation since 2014.

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Partners

Advisors

Jake Brukhman - Cofounder of CoinFund

Cofounder of CoinFund, a blockchain research company and private investment vehicle. Previously Partner & CTO at Triton Research, technical product manager and engineer at Amazon.com, and spent 5 years in financial technology in New York City.

Technologist with a background in mathematics, computer science, distributed systems, web development, product management, private equity research, and startups.

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Kenny Rowe - COO of Dai Foundation

COO of Dai Foundation for Maker DAO, seeking to minimize the price volatility of its own stable token — the Dai — against the IMF’s international currency basket SDR.

Founder of OnChain consulting. Seattle Ethereum Meetup organizer. Early adopter of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Brayton Williams - Founding Partner at Boost VC

Cofounder of Boost VC, an accelerator programme making sci-fi a reality and one of the top blockchain investors. They invested in Stampery — Luis' previous company — and were first in investing in Luis and Jorge's new venture, which ended up becoming Aragon.

Brayton has spent his career in finance working with too-big-to-fail Morgan Stanley in wealth management and then to a FinTech startup selling private company securities. Then in 2012 he joined his co-worker, Adam Draper, to start Boost VC.

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