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OUR STORY

Industry Leaders

Cicada is an on-chain credit risk management company founded by a seasoned team of former buy- and sell-side credit professionals. Joining 35+ years of diversified experience in traditional lending markets, Cicada’s co-founders moved into crypto full time after realizing the improvements to both borrower and lender experiences that could result from leveraging a transparent public blockchains.

Created in the aftermath of FTX, Cicada facilitates the growth of institutional lending on public blockchains by managing credit risks and enabling lenders to participate in non-custodial lending products without paying excessive fees to intermediaries and assuming excessive counterparty risks along the way.

Cicada’s co-founders have deep crypto lending expertise, having underwritten $850m in loans at a 1.2% default rate in ‘21/‘22.

OUR VALUES

 

Integrity above all else

Eschew hierarchy, but check egos

Verify, then trust

Continuous learning and openness

Fail small, learn quick

When in doubt, trust the process

Respect trends, but be skeptical

Bring responsible innovation to credit markets

OUR TEAM

Who We Are

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SEFTON KINCAID, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

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CHRISTINE CAI, FRM

Chief Business Officer

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CHRISTIAN LANTZSCH

Head of Research

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