We actively seek out and invest in builders who believe that web3 is the future of the internet
We are a team of entrepreneurs and builders with deep conviction that blockchain will soon encompass a part of our everyday lives, and alter the way we interact with one another
Whether it is in infrastructure, DeFi or Metaverse, we invest in and provide operational support to companies developing cutting edge technologies aimed at solving the current deficiencies in the digital asset space
MINING / VALIDATORS
Since 2018, we have operated bitcoin mining farms in Central Asia. In 2020, we expanded our mining operation to include a US footprint. Globally, we produce 2EH across 3 independent farms. We have also ran over 100 ETH2 validators since the start of the ETH2 phase 1 update. Beyond Bitcoin and Ether, we have also mined storage-based tokens (FIL, XCH) since 2021
We have been actively exploring MEV strategies and have been running arbitrage bots on Ethereum since early 2022. MEV is an emergent property of blockchains due to the distributed consensus protocol, and has become a key tool for DeFi protocols to outsource essential jobs to decentralized bots. We believe MEV is here to stay, and we are positioning ourselves to capture the upside
MEET THE TEAM
Gene Yan Ooi
Gene started ODA in 2020 to manage our LPs’ growing DeFi activities. Before, he was a quant at systematic trading fund Novalux. Prior to that, Gene co-founded an ICO in 2017 that worked on solving the KYC and identity problem in digital assets. He has a B.Sc. in Quantitative Finance from NUS.
Ryan joined ODA in 2021 as a quant to develop quantitative trading strategies. His current interest lies in MEV. Previously, he was a quant at systematic trading firm Novalux, and prior to that, a risk analyst at GIC. He graduated with B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from NUS, with a Major in Quantitative Finance and a Minor in Computer Science.
Abel joined ODA in 2022 to focus on the firm’s venture investments. Prior to his role ODA Capital, he was an operator who built a now acquired B2B2C lending web2 startup, before becoming an investor in the Crypto, Fintech, and Supply Chain space as an angel and VC. He has a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Occidental College.
Jing Yi joined ODA in 2023 to focus on the firm’s research and investments. She started her web3 career as a research analyst with a focus on Layer 1s and their ecosystems, before becoming a product manager in web3 projects. She graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, Honours.