Cadre's Product exec. building tax optimization tool for the modern investor
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Geeks of the week
Startup Name: Agent
One-liner: Proactive tax optimization for the modern investor.
Founder(s) Background: VP of Product at Cadre, VP of Software Engineering at Two Sigma, Staff engineer at Cadre.
Startup Name: Nivelo
One-liner: Powering safe and instant income payments.
Founder(s) Background: Executive Director at JP Morgan (Head of Banking Product at Blockchain Center of Excellence).
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Insight, Idea & Trend
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