Our Team

The people, values and principles behind RillaFi

 

Our Team

Ben Knaus

CEO

Ben’s origins in digital assets started with being early in projects like : BTC, ETH, AVAX, DOT, ADA etc. Since Ben has went on to advise blockchain projects, as well as be a contributor for Cointelegraph, Hackernoon magazine . Ben is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Theodore Zipoy

COO

Ted leads operations and new product development at RillaFi. He provides startup and operations expertise. He is an innovation expert and fellow at Stanford University.

Aaron Knudtson

CTO

Aaron is a brilliant mind in the crypto development space. He has successfully launched multiple NFT collections, actively manages a large crypto investment portfolio and is a crypto community SME. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Aerospace engineering at the University of Florida.

Will Cong

Advisor

Lin William Cong is the Rudd Professor at Cornell. He is also the faculty director for the FinTech Initiative at Cornell. He did his PhD and MS from Stanford, and his BA from Harvard.

Tushar Patil

Advisor

Tushar, Managing Director and Partner at ATCS has spent over two decades in technology and services across multiple industries. He has envisioned and built several different practices at ATCS thus helping the firm grow rapidly to over 800 team members globally focused on Digital Transformation and Enterprise IT. He has an MBA from Columbia University.

Our Values and Principles

Our North Star for operations and development
1

User Centricity

We enrich the lives of donors, nonprofits, enterprise partners and our users through blockchain technology and lead with empathy in our development

2

Innovation

We consistently adapt to user feedback, emerging needs, and seek opportunities to reimagine the student loan and debt crisis.

3

Equity

Our solution is tailored to support a decentralized donation and grant marketplace, as well as targeted funds to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across academia.

4

Transparency

Every distribution is governed by smart contracts and recorded on a transparent, distributed ledger using blockchain. Fund and grant traceability lie at the core of our technology stack.

Contact Us

Questions? Feel free to drop us a line. We would love to hear from you.

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