Matt Slater is Co-founder & CEO of Hedgy, a block chain derivatives startup building smart contracts to hedge price volatility in commodities. Based in Silicon Valley and backed by notable angels Tim Draper and Marc Benioff, Hedgy is currently focused on building an OTC forwards network to help bitcoin miners and commercial entities hedge bitcoin price risk. Hedgy was born out of Matt’s experience trading and arbitraging bitcoin. Matt, along with his team of bitcoin veterans, designers and engineers are using block chain technologies to re-imagine the way financial contracts are executed, enforced and settled.
Prior to Hedgy, Matt was President & Co-founder of Campus Ink Apparel, a full service custom apparel company that was acquired in 2013. A native of Vancouver, Matt has a B.S. in Business Administration from USC and a Master’s in Finance from Hult.