May 9, 2018 · 1 min read

We’re proud to announce that StarkWare has completed a $6M seed funding round.

Our investors include Pantera, Naval Ravikant, MetaStable, Floodgate, Polychain, Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Zcash Co., Arthur Breitman (Tezos), Da Hongfei (NEO), Bitmain, Elad Gil, Fred Ehrsam, Linda Xie, and others.

We thank our investors for their vote of confidence!

StarkWare will improve scalability and privacy in blockchains using STARK technology, providing cryptographic proofs that are zero-knowledge, succinct, transparent (no need for a trusted setup), and post-quantum secure. StarkWare will develop a full proof stack: software and hardware to support fast and reliable generation and verification of computational integrity proofs for general computations.

StarkWare was founded by a seasoned team, including the researchers that pioneered the underlying science:

  • Chief Scientist (in the East): Prof. Eli Ben-Sasson (Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Zcash co-founding scientist)
  • Chief Scientist (in the West): Prof. Alessandro Chiesa (UC Berkeley, Zcash co-founding scientist)
  • CEO: Uri Kolodny (3x serial entrepreneur)
  • Chief Architect: Michael Riabzev (PhD candidate at Technion)

Our R&D team has already grown to 10 full-time members.

We’re hiring!

We’re based in Israel, and are hiring. If you’re an exceptional engineer with an outstanding foundation in math, please email us at

We’re partnering!

If you’re a player in the blockchain space interested in STARKs, please email us at

Stay tuned for more news from StarkWare:

Twitter: @StarkWareLtd



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