Here's my story. I started by playing Minecraft and making a cool Minecraft mod (code that edits the game's core functionality) and it got a bunch of downloads in my 4th grade. Then I started making apps and games like this and this

Soon after, I started Freelancing my services and created some cool websites like this. I even got to work for Oreo, yes the cookie company. I got a cool gig working for Sean Parker's newest company: Screening Room, on the mobile app. 

Then I discovered cryptocurrencies. I was convinced it was the future. Older people asked me for my investment advice, very nerve wrecking. I created an easy way to interact with the new generation of finance called Ambo, a way to easily invest in digital assets. As the CEO, I grew the company and then sold Ambo to a company called MyCrypto after a year of working on it with my best buds. After selling it, I worked at MyCrypto as the VP of Strategy, leading our ventures into DeFi for a year. 

On the side, I briefly worked at Dormzi, perfecting strategies relating to onboarding Gen-Z users. 

As I began college (at the Iovine and Young Academy within USC), I decided to pursue a dream of mine: creating a fund. I am now the CEO of Rari Capital, the most efficient way to deploy idle capital and autonomously achieve the highest returns. Rari Capital blew up to $95M within it, which was super cool for my freshman year. As written here, we decided to forward 50% of all profits to charity which enabled us to actually make a positive change in this world, during a time of utter chaos (2020: covid, economy wrecked, etc).

Then I came up with the idea for Fuse, enabling anyone anywhere to borrow and lend any assets. No need for credit scores or anything, this was a revolutionary system. This was something super exciting to me. So I worked with the team to build it under the Rari Capital family. And it worked! Rari managed >$1.5b between this and our yield aggregator product. Rari then participated in the first ever (multi-billion dollar) DAO merger with the Fei Protocol to create the Tribe DAO. 

After the merger, I set out on my latest adventure: Pentagon.


Over time I got the opportunity to invest in a lot of really cool projects as well. Some of my investments (either individually or through Pentagon) include: Layer3, Morpho, Goldsky, Matrix, Friktion, Llama, OlympusDAO, zkSync & Sense Finance. I am no longer investing. Apologies. 


Some cool links (told my mom i would include them): 

January 5, 2022: I participate in a discussion with Bankless to discuss the biggest protocol merge ever

December 21, 2021: Coindesk writes about the Rari <> Tribe merge passing as the first DAO merge

November 23, 2021: Yahoo News writes about the proposed Tribe <> Rari merge

October 13, 2021: I join Bankless to discuss The Rise of Rari Capital

July 26, 2021: I join Yunt Capital to discuss The Future of Rari Capital

July 21, 2021: I talk to Money.com about Gen Z and how to think about finance 

March 2, 2021: DailyTrojan publishes IYA freshman co-creates cryptocurrency company

November 26, 2020: Launching the autonomous philanthropy machine within Rari Capital

August 3, 2020: Forbes writes about Rari Capital and how we work (as teens in a crazy industry) 

July 14, 2020: Launching Rari Capital (DeFi Rate, The Defiant, CoinTelegraph, The Block

June 9, 2020: The announcement of Rari Capital (Finance Magnates, FinTech Direct, 3News

January 24, 2019: The sale of my company, Ambo   (ETHNewsBizjournalCoinjournalFinance MagnatesBreaking news headlineBTC News Hub)

November 26, 2018: The introduction of Ambo to the world 

May 12, 2017: Attending Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference as a Student Scholar

June 22, 2015: Podcast discovering game development

May 31, 2015: Discussing my coding abilities