Stani Kulechov is the founder and CEO of Aave and ETHLend. Aave is a leading DeFi protocol which is an open source and non-custodial money market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience developing technology in the crypto, blockchain, and fintech space. Kulechov is also a mentor to many founders and advisors of ICOs and blockchain projects and has spoken at numerous FinTech, Blockchain and cryptocurrency events,particularly on topics related to Ethereum Smart Contracts. Kulechov was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first got into Ethereum and he started exploring how it could impact the traditional financial system. In 2017, Kulechov released ETHLend, one of the first DeFi DApps ever. Since then, he has made it his mission to create tools for an open, transparent, and equitable financial ecosystem through Aave Protocol. In 2020, his leading DeFi protocol Aave has raised $3 million from Framework Ventures and Three Arrows Capital in Jul.
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