DeFi Protection, Delivered.
It Gets Safer from Here

UNION’s cornerstone of full stack protection reduces the risks and costs of DeFi. Anyone can buy tailored protection for composable risks such as: Layer-1, smart contract, exposure, and transaction completion risk.

What is Union

UNION is a technology platform that combines bundled protection and a liquid secondary market with a multi-token model. DeFi participants manage their multi-layer risks across smart contracts and protocols in one scalable system. UNION decreases the barriers to entry for retail users and lays the foundation for institutional investors.

Full Stack DeFi Protection

Safeguarding numerous risk factors, individually or as a bundle, across (something about up and down the full stack of a single protocol) DeFi protocols. UNION’s protection is built to cover the multi-layer stack introduced by Defi composability.

Open Access for All

No KYC, no members. DeFi is an open industry, and protection should be too. UNION’s inclusive protocol has no special requirements preventing cover purchases and capital inflow.

Peace of Mind for DeFi

A liquid and open secondary market, together with robust capital and pricing models battle-tested in the traditional finance and insurance industry, help distribute risk for the entire industry, creating a safer environment for all.

Our solutions

Bundled protection.

UNION is a technology platform that provides DeFi users with bundled protection featuring different layers of coverage and segregated underwriter exposure (e.g., Layer 1 risk, smart contract risk, exposure risk, transaction completion risk).

Complete protection offers broader coverage and cost savings seen in the traditional insurance market.

Secondary market for protection.

A well-functioning secondary market for protection enables individuals to trade risks and implement sophisticated risk management strategies traditionally reserved for institutional finance. The protection market benefits from secondary liquidity and distribution, allowing it to scale more efficiently.

We imagine a system where each trade, portfolio, or strategy can be tokenized and protected by the community for the community.

Multi-token model.

UNION’s token model is architected for success and scale using a multi-tier model with clear separation of function for each token:

  1. UNN, the governance token
  2. uUNN the protection policy token
  3. pUNN the protection pool token

Governance token and protection tokens are separated to prevent conflicts of interest and detach governance from market dynamics of buying and writing protection.

Team and advisors

Our team is made up of experienced professionals in the fields of finance, systems engineering, business strategy, and law.
Team members previously worked and held executive roles at wealth management, hedge fund, fintech and blockchain companies.

Michael Beck

Michael is a business strategist and technologist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of health care, finance, and wealth management. During this time, he took on multiple roles such as founder, principal consultant and CTO. He also served as an AVP at a prominent capital management company where he performed software architecture and development related functions for a hedge fund with $14bn+ AUM.
Michael has a BA in Economics-Political Science from Columbia College of Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He holds five patents in areas related to decentralized cryptography with respect to management of data rights and entitlements.

Jarrod Perry

Jarrod has served as a corporate attorney for 10 years and gained extensive experience with startups and early stage companies. He specializes in structuring corporate acquisitions and collateralized debt. For the past two years, Jarrod worked as General Counsel to a New York based blockchain development company where he oversaw corporate governance and compliance obligations.

John Liu

John is a Product and Strategy executive with 19 years of experience in fintech and institutional finance. For 10 years, he led product organizations in rapidly evolving environments and later served as a multi-asset credit portfolio manager and specialist for 9 years, overseeing over $1bln of assets at institutional hedge funds.
Over the last 3 years, John held executive roles in the blockchain space at Fusion and WeDeFi.

Dr. Michael Zargham,

Technical Advisor

Dr. Michael Zargham is a data and decision systems engineer with over a decade of experience designing and evaluating decentralized algorithms related to business processes. He is the founder and CEO of BlockScience, a research and analytics firm for blockchain networks that has worked with prominent projects including Ocean Protocol, Balancer, and more. Michael holds a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied optimization and control of decentralized networks.

Toby Lewis,

Advisor

Toby Lewis has 12 years of analyst experience from the worlds of institutional finance, venture capital, blockchain and crypto. Lewis began his career at Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, before co-founding a well known analyst firm of corporate venture capital Global Corporate Venturing. He went on to set up Union partner Novum Insights, an analyst firm of blockchain, crypto and other frontier technologies in 2016.

Wan Li Zhu

Advisor

Wan Li is an experienced venture capital investor. He has held senior level investment roles at Fairhaven Capital, which has invested over $450M in technology startups, and at the corporate venture capital arm of leading U.S. construction company Suffolk. Prior to VC, Wan Li was a product leader at Microsoft in enterprise application software. Wan Li holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT, where he completed research in artificial intelligence and quantitative finance.

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