We are building a new standard in blockchain security. Quantstamp aids in adoption of smart contracts thru better security.

Our Story

Quantstamp is a Y Combinator backed security company that is developing a new protocol for smart contract verification that aims to help blockchain developers and projects around the world use its technology to perform cost-effective security audits on their contracts.

Quantstamp’s team boasts decades of combined experience in software security, formal verification, and static analysis, with over 500 Google scholar citations. To date, Quantstamp has secured hundreds of millions of dollars of transaction value in smart contracts issued by leading blockchain projects around the world with our white glove security auditing services. As a proponent of the blockchain ecosystem, Quantstamp works with core infrastructure projects, community initiatives such as the Ethereum Community Fund, and funds blockchain research at leading universities such as the National University of Singapore.

There are three major teams in Quantstamp that contribute to revenue:

The Protocol Team comprises software engineers (including PhDs), research engineers, and blockchain researchers. This is the core of the company, and they are actively working on the protocol we described in the whitepaper.

The Web Team builds web products, including a demo version of the automated auditor. This product was our first attempt at creating a user interface for customers to easily run audits. This team is not building the protocol.

The Auditing Team consists of security and engineering experts (including PhDs). They perform manual audits for several reasons: to train our engineers about smart contract security, and to bring in revenue, which supports the Protocol and Web team. The audits increase our reach beyond the current runway.

Leadership & Advisors

Leadership
Richard Ma

Richard Ma

Co-founder & CEO

Richard Ma is a former software engineer at Tower Research where he developed software that handled millions of dollars using extreme testing methods. He was inspired to found Quantstamp after investing in the DAO and experiencing the aftermath firsthand. Richard aims to secure the future of blockchain technology by developing the Quantstamp protocol.

Steven Stewart

Steven Stewart

Co-founder & CTO

Steven is the Cofounder and former Software Engineer at Many Trees Inc. He was also a Computer Systems Analyst at the Department of National Defense (Canada) and a Software Developer at Magnetic Forensics.

Linda Selker

Linda Selker

VP of Legal

Linda Selker joined us as VP of Legal. She was formerly VP/Associate General Counsel at Visa and Senior IP counsel at HP. Linda played a key role extending security technology designed to protect account credentials used in mobile wallets. Linda has a JD from Georgetown University’s School of Law, a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, and received her bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Olga V. Mack

Olga V. Mack

VP of Strategy

Olga V. Mack is a Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp. Most recently she has served as General Counsel at ClearSlide where she received the Make Your Mark, Corporate Counsel of the Year, and Women Leaders in Technology Law awards. In the past, she has held various legal roles at Visa, Zoosk, Pacific Art League, Wilson Sonsini, and Yahoo and earned both a B.A. and J.D. from UC Berkeley.

Advisors
Evan Cheng

Evan Cheng

Engineering Advisor

Director of Engineering at Facebook, previously at Apple. Programming language system expert. Winner of ACM Software System Award for designing and implementing LLVM.

  • Facebook
  • Apple
  • ACM
David Park

David Park

Blockchain Advisor

Product Manager at Facebook. Led product team for multi-billion dollar ad business at Facebook. Member of Facebook Growth Team for 2 years. Previously VP of Growth at Nextdoor. CS at MIT. Harvard Law School. Crypto investor since 2013.

  • Facebook
  • Nextdoor
  • MIT
  • Harvard University
Dr. Vijay Ganesh

Dr. Vijay Ganesh

Security Advisor

Computer Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo. Vijay has won numerous awards, including the ACM Test of Time Award at CCS 2016. Previously CS at Stanford/MIT.

  • University of Waterloo
  • ACM
  • MIT
Dr. Derek Rayside

Dr. Derek Rayside

Security Advisor

ECE Professor at the University of Waterloo. His primary research areas are lightweight formal methods, software verification and program analysis. Previously CS at MIT.

  • University of Waterloo
  • MIT
Evan Henshaw-Plath

Evan Henshaw-Plath

Technical Advisor

Evan has led successful product teams for over 20 years. In 2004, he became the first employee and lead engineer of Odeo, the company that made Twitter. Evan also led engineering teams at Palm, Yahoo!, and Digital Garage and taught collaborative product design as a research affiliate at MITs co-design studio.

  • Twitter
  • MIT
  • Yahoo

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