About usArrow Markets democratizes options market making.

Arrow Markets is a decentralized options AMM on Avalanche. We implement a dynamic AMM that handles the creation and settlement of options on crypto-assets as well as the delta hedging of the pool. Arrow democratizes market making by allowing anybody to easily contribute liquidity to the protocol in addition to the conventional market makers in exchange for platform income.


  • 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.


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.


Patrick Kiefer


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

Edward Mehrez


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 (FAST-NUCES).

Dheeraj Chakilam

Chief Product Officer

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

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.

Ata Türkoğlu

Quantitative Researcher

Formerly an alpha researcher in high frequency predictive modeling of traditional financial assets. PhD. in Computational Finance from University of Essex.

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: