Our Team

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Alexander Petersen has been actively trading and investing since 2005. In 2007, he became the youngest licensed investment advisor in the State of Arizona. He earned his degree in Computational and Mathematical Finance from Babson College, the #1 ranked entrepreneurial school in the US, and leveraged it to help scale operations and develop proprietary trading algorithms for his family’s wealth management business.


After entering the crypto space in early 2017, his background in PC hardware allowed him to become a partner in a Bitcoin mining operation, driving operational and financial optimization and gaining significant exposure to the infrastructure side of the industry.
 

As a co-founder of Block by Block Capital, he led one of the largest Korean arbitrage firms during the “kimchi premium”. That success was furthered into the launch, and successful exit, of KRWb, a Korean stablecoin venture aimed at solving market inefficiencies for Korea’s isolated crypto markets, as well as leading Binance.KR’s Markets & Listings initiatives in 2020. A life of analyzing financial markets, building technical systems, and wealth management experience is what he brings to the fund and utilizes to drive alpha.

JJ Petersen

Co-Founder

 

With an entrepreneur’s education in Business and IT Management from world-renowned Babson College, Alexander Friedberg has spent his career deep within the global tech sector. He has always enjoyed tech, emerging software and tinkering with computers, which led him to co-found two web start-ups during undergrad and ultimately go on to work for Amazon.com, Coupang in Korea (a now $9Bn+ Unicorn) and Grab in Southeast Asia (pre-Uber merger).


The explosion of blockchain technology and the paradigm shift in product development that comes with it drew him into the space in early 2017. Since co-founding Block by Block Capital, he has focused on building out a global company footprint across Singapore, Korea, and US. Over the years, he has focused on building, advising, launching and iterating large-scale, mobile-first products and both B2C and B2B platforms, with a data-backed track record of success. With the addition of recent experiences launching KRWb, the world’s first Korean Won stablecoin in 2019, and Binance.KR, the Korean branch of the industry’s giant Binance in 2020, he is well equipped to navigate the various technology aspects required for operating a systematically driven quant fund.

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Alex Friedberg

Co-Founder

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Marketa Friedberg

Corporate Operations & Compliance

With Sales and Account Management history, Marketa received her Master’s of Linguistics from Seoul National University. Speaking 4 languages at business proficiency allowed her to freelance for both government and corporate clients.

 

Marketa started as our Korean interpreter and operations admin, but has grown with our company to cover all back-office and corporate operations, compliance and HR needs.