Meet the OpenPad Team! We are engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs.


We're currently like-minded 9 people located across Turkey, Netherlands, Mexico, and Spain. OpenPad's founding team consists of entrepreneurs, blockchain strategists, data scientists, blockchain engineers, software developers, visual artists, and lawyers, involved in many Banking, Finance, DeFi & Web3 projects, including mobile payments systems, launchpads, investment research, GameFi, & DAO.
  • CEO, Can Kocagil: Tech Entrepreneur, Blockchain Strategist, and former Data Scientist in Banking, Finance, and Crypto. Linkedin, Twitter.
  • COO, Arman Vural Budunoğlu: Former AI Entreprenuer, R&D Engineer, former Machine Learning Engineer, Blockchain and Finance Researcher. Linkedin.
  • Blockchain Architect/Developer, Emre Dönmez: Blockchain Architect, Lead Smart Contract Developer, ex Machine Learning Engineer.
  • Full-Stack Engineer, Atahan Yorgancı: Product Owner, Full-stack Engineer, MSc in Data Science in Bussiness and Entrepreneurship. Linkedin, Twitter.
  • Art Director, Ege Kafali: Visual Artist, Painter, and Brand Manager. Ege Kafalı Studio​
  • Legal Director, Gunes Serel: Serel Legal Firm Founder, LLM Candidate IT Law, Specializing in Web3 and Blockchain Law. Linkedin, Twitter.


  • Bakir Er: Co-Founder of Lytera. Linkedin, Twitter.
  • Fatih Salih Zor: Co-Founder of Hooray Capital, CSO of CovenLabs & Blockchain Lead of Colendi. Linkedin.
Moreover, we generally get advice from academic works and research!
  • Economics: Game theory and mechanism design, funding, and macroeconomics.
  • Mathematics: Financial mathematics, time-series resource allocation, and hyperbolics.