Leonardo Gammar is a financial engineer, a pilot, and a programmer. He received his first award at the age of 8 by President Chirac and patented his first invention at the age of 20, a CO2 emissions reducer for cars now widely used in West Africa. Afterward, Leonardo built, ran and sold two profitable trading algorithms to one of the world’s top 15 largest hedge funds. He has since personally run a venture capital and algorithmic trading investment fund, Lae.vc and Lae.fund. Leonardo then began investing in academic research on new types of blockchain consensus models, developing mission-driven projects which led to the birth of Agora and using this knowledge to offer blockchain consulting services through Lae Technologies Ltd. Leonardo studied Mechanical Engineering BSc and Financial Engineering MSc at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).