Leonardo Gammar is a financial engineer a pilot and a programmer. Leonardo got rewarded for “the invention of the year at age of 8 by President Chirac” patented his first invention at age 20, which was a CO2 emissions reducer for cars now used in developing countries was rewarded with a gold medal at the Geneva invention exposition. After this venture, 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. Following the sale of his trading algorithms, Leonardo began investing in academic research on new types of blockchain consensus models and developing mission driven projects which leaded to the birth of Agora. and has used this research 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).