About us
Arrow Markets democratizes options market making.

Arrow Markets implements a low-level protocol for creating and settling options on publicly available asset prices. Cash settlement operates through a network of decentralized aggregate counterparties (DACs) financed by liquidity providers in exchange for platform income.

Features

  • Cash-settled: A single numeraire is used to settle all contingent claims. This means underliers can be on-chain or off-chain.

  • Decentralized: Code is Law that replaces centralized settlement. Implemented through a network of DACs.

  • Fast and Secure: Runs on Avalanche virtual machines. Front runner resistant and blazing fast.

  • Prolific: Customize and combine options, call spreads, and put spreads.

The Technology Suite

The Arrow protocol implements a decentralized aggregate counterparty (DAC) to act as both a settlement authority and a funding vehicle for each user-chosen reference asset. We call the DAC coupled with a contract factory a decentralized financial market (DFM). DFMs live on blockchains and generate economies of scale for contingent contract creation and settlement.

LITEPAPER

Research

Research drives our design choices. Click here to see a key set of papers that have helped shape our thinking.

Our Team

Arrow's co-founders are Economists from UCLA and Cornell who have built an incredible team of computer scientists, software developers and quantitative researchers to design, build and implement the Arrow options platform infrastructure.

Founders

Patrick Kiefer

Co-Founder
Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA Anderson SOM, applied math undergrad. Formerly at Rayliant Global Advisors.

Edward Mehrez

Co-Founder
Previously at MKP. Math and Economics at UCLA and Ph.D. in Economics at Cornell (on-leave).

Core Team

Osama Arshad

Frontend Engineer
Previously a Frontend Lead at SocialTech.ai. Computer Science Bachelors from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES).

Dheeraj Chakilam

Head of Product
Previously a Software Engineer at Jet.com. Master's and Bachelor's in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell University.

Mathieu Dutour

Senior Software Engineer
Former academic, wrote 100 papers and 4 books. Previously a software engineer at Bodo.ai, Symplectica, and Second Bridge. Also, blockchain developer at Alacris.

Kai Jun Eer

Smart Contract Developer
Former software engineer at Good-Loop. Decentralized identity researcher at the University of Edinburgh.

Dmytro Matviienko

Smart Contract Developer
Software Engineer with 12 years of experience, and has worked in the blockchain industry since 2018. BS in Computer Science from Conestoga College.

Cameron Robbins

Business Development + Research
Previously a Crypto-Economics Research Intern at the Blockchain Center. Studied Economics and Business at the University of Florida.

Preston Rozwood

Technical Lead Engineer
Reinforcement Learning Researcher. Former Software Developer at Amazon Web Services. Master's in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Michael Schuck

Growth Hacker
Studied Business Administration at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Previously Marketing, Communications, and Governance for Regenerative Finance Projects. Project Development for NFTs.

Antenhe Tena

Smart Contract Developer
Computer Science, Information Technology Infrastructure, and Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. Previously a Software Engineer at Accenture.

Advisors and Consultants

Ayan Bhattacharya

Market Design Advisor
Faculty at UChicago. Previously, managed Structured Products desk for Goldman Sachs' joint venture Kotak Securities and faculty at CUNY-Baruch. PhD (Finance) Cornell, MS (Applied Math) Stanford.

Jeremy Coupe

Quantitative Researcher
BS in Mathematics from the University of San Francisco, MS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the UCSC. Recipient of the 2020 NASA Superior Accomplishment Award.

Arrow is built on Avalanche

Avalanche is an advanced-generation blockchain optimized for financial transactions and runs the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Check out our talk to the Avalanche community:

AVALANCHE TALK
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