Decentralized exchange for cryptocurrency derivatives


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Company mission

To democratize access to financial opportunity.



HQ Location

Financial District, San Francisco, CA


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31% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on dYdX

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

dYdX offers a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platform, which runs on audited smart contracts on Ethereum. It offers Perpetual, Margin and Spot trading as well as borrowing and lending features on Ethereum.

Having been launched in 2017 by former Coinbase and Uber engineer Antonio Juliano, the company's daily volume is nearly $1 billion. Still experiencing fairly rapid growth, certain changes have caused some bumps in the road. For example, the company is leaving Ethereum (the legality of its change in tokenomics has been questioned) as it is set to launch its own blockchain built with Cosmos, and it has exited the Canadian market.

The game plan is for dYdX to be fully decentralized - Tendermint's proof-of-stake consensus protocol to validate transactions - by the end of the year. By continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of what's possible with blockchain technology, dYdX is positioning itself as a major player in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency derivatives market.

Total funding - $95m

Last 2 fundraises

Jan 2021



Jun 2021



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • Health - we offer top-tier health, dental and vision insurance
  • Food - enjoy fully catered lunch and snacks everyday each week
  • Vacation - take as much time off as you need to be productive
  • Ownership - meaningful equity and competitive compensation
  • Wellness - monthly fitness, wellness and gym reimbursements
  • Relaxation - events, off-sites and board game nights with the team!

Company values

  • Think 10x bigger
  • A players only
  • Act like a founder
  • Ruthlessly prioritize impact
  • Decentralize through transparency
  • Move fast


Studied Computer Science at Princeton, and then worked as a Software Engineer at companies such as Coinbase and Uber. Founded both search engine Weipoint and dYdX in 2017.

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