Why Choose GARD?
GARD is the logical solution for anyone searching for the most utility from their capital. Whether a user is looking to spend money while accruing rewards on their entire Algorand position, or they are looking for the most portable decentralized money they will quickly find value in GARD.
Store of Value
GARD protects the value of its holders thanks to collateral and a simple balancing mechanism. GARD holders will be able to stake their GARD and earn a portion of protocol revenue going forward for added value.
GARD draws liquidity from many different users and may be used by stability seekers and liquidity providers alike.
GARD has instantaneous transactions that are completed for less than a fraction of a penny as facilitated by the Algorand blockchain.
We created the first decentralized dollar that is built on the best blockchain, backed by intrinsically valuable capital, and pays users for their liquidity rather than charging them.
Proprietary smart-contracts and oracles live on the blockchain and enables equal terms for GARD participation within Algorand ecosystem.
Safe and Secure:
The security of Algorand, Multiple code audits, and redundancies for our servers to protect from DDOS attacks and account hacks.
No matter the price of Algorand, GARD will remain pegged to 1 USD thanks to our proprietary code and balancing strategy.
GARD enables real value to be sent anywhere in the world for a fraction of the cost of any other method whether backed by traditional financial systems or crypto. Thanks to GARD a new global economy will be possible.
Founder & CEO
Rylie is a passion driven leader that has had lifelong interests in helping others and finance, specifically where these interests intersect.
She has been involved in crypto since 2017 and is a firm believer in proof of stake blockchains, specifically Algorand, and how they will be part of this solution.
Rylie's previous experiences in startups and finance have taught her how to ignore external noise and maintain a clear vision, while her athletic experience has taught her how to build and unify the teams she is a part of.
Co-Founder & Technical Lead
David is an experienced quantitative systems developer with a love for coding. He is currently leading development on the GARD project.
His previous roles provided him with large scale data processing experience. David also has an academic background in CS, Math, and Finance.
These experiences enabled him to easily transition to crypto and build innovative dApps on Algorand.
Co-Founder & COO
Experienced startup Founder & CEO who has experience fundraising, generating revenue, and cultivating users at both the individual and institutional levels.
Ryan's success and experience building his company, JDoe, directly translates to GARD's scaling as all startups, regardless of their market, encounter similar obstacles.
Serial entrepreneur and crypto investor who is currently the CEO & Managing Partner at Borderless Capital (>$500M AUM), Managing Partner at HNT.Fund and Partner at 11-11 DG Partners.
David’s early success and experience investing in crypto led him to the Algorand community. He helps back and scale the most exciting projects in the ecosystem.
Serial entrepreneur and crypto investor who is currently the Chairman & Founding Managing Partner at Borderless Capital (>$500M AUM).
Arul is focused on building category leading companies on Algorand and Helium's networks.
Amit is an experienced venture capitalist and is currently a General Partner at Borderless Capital (>$500M AUM), formerly a Founding Principal at Unicorn India Ventures, and Advisor at Woodstock Fund.
Amit possesses transactional skills and the ability to help portfolio companies navigate critical situations and scale. He has a track record of creating accretive outcomes for both founders and investors.
Orion is a Managing Partner at Master Ventures and is an experienced Fintech VC with over 10+ exits including one to Amazon.com. He has worked as an equity analyst for $1B hedge fund and as a sell-side crypto research analyst covering altcoins including Binance (BNB) and Huobi.
In 2018 he helped perform the largest ICO in South America. He has lived and worked in 4 continents and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and light Russian.
Zach is an investment analyst at Borderless Capital (>$500M AUM) and is their in-house DeFi and Tokenomics expert.
Zach possesses extensive blockchain knowledge including game theory, cybersecurity, automation, distributed computing, brain computer interfacing.
Senior Software Engineer
Eliana is an experienced developer who has developed on crypto since 2015, and finds the usage of smart contracts to be a key solution to many computing, economic, and social problems.
Eliana also enjoys more theoretical work in security, logic, networking, and algorithms. She also like to learn new tools and to share her knowledge and love of the field. She is also an avid hiker and kayaker, when taking a break from machines.
Head of Community
Experience structuring, managing, and growing communities. Taylor has worked with many well-known projects in the ecosystem and has a strong passion for crypto.
Taylor also has a strong academic background with a J.D. in Law and BS in Business.
Flynn is a software engineer passionate about building new and innovative technologies. His previous roles have included work on other blockchain projects as well as in machine learning and natural language processing.
His academic background is in mathematics, computer science, and physics. This breadth of experiences has allowed him to quickly adapt and learn when faced with new challenges.
Once a kindergarten teacher modeling bytes with blocks, Esme synthesizes her multidisciplinary background in her work as a technologist.
Her experience delivering high quality work for enterprise scale commerce platforms prior to starting at GARD makes her no stranger to tackling complex technical problems.