Setting the Standard
for Institutional Digital
Asset Security

Unleashing the Possibilities of Blockchain

The Way Forward in the Digital World

We saw the promise of blockchain, but knew if that promise was to be realized, we had to eliminate the single point of failure introduced by private keys. Our unique expertise in cryptography and cloud security allowed us to create a secure, distributed architecture for signing transactions. This allows any institution or enterprise to quickly and easily hold and exchange digital assets on public or private blockchains without managing private keys on outdated physical infrastructures.
Our approach has created a new standard for institutional digital asset security, eradicating the single point of failure. You can easily and confidently adopt blockchains to move your business forward. Today, it’s digital assets, tomorrow it could be any number of applications. We are excited to help you secure and manage them all.

Leadership Team

Itay Malinger

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Itay Malinger is co-founder and CEO of Curv, drawing on more than 15 years of cybersecurity experience in both the public and private sectors, as the company establishes a new standard for digital asset security. Most recently, Itay was the director of enterprise security products at Akamai Technologies, where he was responsible for the company’s security portfolio strategy, launching new security products in the cloud, overseeing product execution plans, as well as identifying and managing M&As and partnership agreements. Prior, Itay led a department within a prestigious technological division of the Israeli Government, where he was awarded the Israel Defense Prize for his leadership role in a groundbreaking technological endeavor. Itay holds a B.Sc. in math, physics and computer science from the Hebrew University, and a master’s in computer science from Tel-Aviv University.

Dan Yadlin

CO-FOUNDER AND CTO

Dan Yadlin is co-founder and CTO of Curv, using his expertise in operating systems, networking and software infrastructure to lead the team to technological breakthroughs that are helping secure the new digital economy. Dan has over ten years of experience in engineering and leadership positions in the Israeli government. In his last position he led a department of over 50 of Israel’s most talented individuals, executing on the core cyber missions of the Israeli defense community. He holds a B.Sc. in math, physics and computer science, and master’s in computer science from the Hebrew University.

Dr. Ben Riva

CHIEF SCIENTIST

Ben Riva is the Chief Scientist of Curv, bringing more than 15 years of experience in software development, team leadership, and computer security, in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, he was a software engineer at Google after a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Bar-llan University. Ben holds a M.S and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, where he specialized in applied cryptography and secure computation.

William Herkelrath 

Chief Revenue Officer

William Herkelrath is the Global Head of Sales for Curv.  He has more than 20 years of experience in both Product and Sales roles, including very early participation in three successful FinTech start-ups.  Earlier in his career, William specialized in the development, sale, and support of traditional equity quant models. With the rise of blockchain, William transitioned to a role as the Head of Sales for AlphaPoint, one of the earliest innovators in the space. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the UC San Diego, and a Master’s Degree with a specialty in Economics, Trade, and Finance from George Washington University.

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Josh Schwartz 

Chief Operating Officer

Josh Schwartz brings a unique background of leadership in both digital assets and traditional financial services with a specialization in market structure, trading technology and transaction cost analysis. He has extensive capital markets experience with buy-side and sell-side firms.
Previously, Josh served as Vice President of Sales at BitGo, where he built the global sales team and led several new initiatives for the firm. Prior to BitGo, he worked at Bloomberg where he led the global new business effort for Bloomberg Tradebook. Josh also served as Head of Business Development at Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC and held several roles at Cantor Fitzgerald, including VP of Business Development for eSpeed (acquired by Nasdaq in 2013). Josh also co-founded the Trior Group, a buy-side advisory business to help optimize execution costs and commission allocation policies.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yeshiva University and an MBA from New York University.

Advisory Board

Prof. Jonathan Katz

HEAD OF CYBERSECURITY CENTER, THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Head of Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland Jonathan Katz is a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland and director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. He is a co-author of the widely used textbook “Introduction to Modern Cryptography,” now in its second edition, as well as a monograph on digital signature schemes. He has served as the program chair for the annual Crypto conference and the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, and as a member of the steering committee for the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative. He currently serves as an editor for the Journal of Cryptology. Prof. Katz holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from MIT, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University. He received a NSF CAREER award in 2005, was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group from 2009 to 2010, and received a Humboldt Research Award in 2015.

Ronen Assia

CO-FOUNDER & CPO, ETORO

Ronen Assia is the co-founder and chief product officer at eToro, overseeing both product and engineering. For the past 20 years, Ronen has been successfully merging technology and design together into useful and accessible products, defining interactive experiences across various devices and platforms. Prior to co-founding eToro, Ronen designed products ranging from medical devices to household appliances, as well as numerous desktop and web applications. Ronen holds a B.A. in industrial design from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and a M.A. in product design from the Royal College of Art, London.

Eric Piscini

CEO, CITIZENS RESERVE

Eric Piscini is the CEO of Citizen’s Reserve, a blockchain-based ecosystem that aims to make supply chains more efficient, transparent, and collaborative by offering a supply-chain-as-a-service platform to enterprises. He has more than 20 years of global experience in highly regulated industries, such as banking, payment, supply chain and life science. Eric is a recognized expert in many areas including digital payments, blockchain solutions, cryptocurrencies, innovation, technology transformation, cloud implementation, and operating model design. Eric was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting, where he founded the Global Blockchain practice, in 2012, which reached the leadership position worldwide, in 2018, with more than 1,200 practitioners in 20 countries. Eric holds an engineering degree in computer science from University of Paris, and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France.

Board of Directors

Nadav Zafrir

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, TEAM8

Lluis Pedragosa

PARTNER & CFO, TEAM8

Itay Malinger 

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, CURV

Dan Yadlin

CO-FOUNDER & CTO, CURV

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