Welcoming Kay Yoo to the Origin Team!

Josh Fraser
Jul 5, 2018 · 3 min read

We’re thrilled to welcome Kay Yoo as the latest full-time member of the Origin team. Kay’s role will be helping us with Finance and Operations.

We spend a lot of time traveling and attending events around the world. We see it as an important part of connecting with our community and sharing our vision of the future of decentralized marketplaces. It requires a lot of effort, but occasionally it leads to unexpected connections that remind us why it’s all worth it.

I met Kay at an Huobi afterparty when we were visiting Toronto for Edcon and I was immediately impressed with her. As we talked, she shared her desire to work for a startup in the blockchain space. We talked about how blockchain is revolutionizing the world and I shared our vision for building the sharing economy without intermediaries. Kay is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with tons of experience from the traditional finance and accounting world. Not only did Kay strike me as a great cultural fit for Origin but we’ve been looking to hire someone with a strong finance background for some time. Since she was based in Toronto, we continued the conversation over video chat, and then later in person when Kay visited San Francisco to meet additional members of our team. Since deciding to join Origin, she’s relocated to San Francisco to work more closely with our team.

Before joining Origin, Kay was working as a Senior Consultant at KPMG Canada and before that as a Senior Accountant at the same firm. Kay is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she received an Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Matt and I are thrilled to have some help dealing with many of the daily operational tasks that come with having a fast-growing and distributed team. Kay’s official job title is Finance and Operations, but as most startups go, she’s prepared to dive in and help on a wide-range of tasks to keep things running smoothly.

We heard from every one of her references that Kay is an amazing pianist. We can’t wait to hear her to play.

Please join me in welcoming Kay to the team!

Learn more about Origin:

Origin Protocol

Origin is building the sharing economy of tomorrow. Buyers and sellers will be able to transact without rent-seeking middlemen. We believe in lowering transaction fees, promoting free and transparent commerce, and giving early participants in the community a stake in the network.

Thanks to Andrew Hyde

Josh Fraser

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Co-founder at Origin. Previously founded EventVue, Torbit & Forage. Engineer & rock climber.

Origin Protocol

Origin is building the sharing economy of tomorrow. Buyers and sellers will be able to transact without rent-seeking middlemen. We believe in lowering transaction fees, promoting free and transparent commerce, and giving early participants in the community a stake in the network.

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