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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.

Decentralized

GARD draws liquidity from many different users and may be used by stability seekers and liquidity providers alike.

Superior Infrastructure

GARD has instantaneous transactions that are completed for less than a fraction of a penny as facilitated by the Algorand blockchain.

Solutions

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.

Unbiased Code:

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.

Stable Value

No matter the price of Algorand, GARD will remain pegged to 1 USD thanks to our proprietary code and balancing strategy.

Borderless Economy

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.

GARD Leadership

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Rylie Rueda
Founder & CEO
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Rylie Rueda

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.

Blockchain 85%
Decentralization 68%
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David McCabe
Co-Founder & Technical Lead
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David McCabe

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.

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Ryan Soscia
Co-Founder & COO
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Ryan Soscia

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.

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David Garcia
Co-Founding Investor
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David Garcia

Co-Founding Investor

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.

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Arul Murugan
Co-Founding Investor
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Arul Murugan

Co-Founding Investor

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.

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Amit Mehra
Co-Founding Investor
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Amit Mehra

Co-Founding Investor

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.

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Orion Depp
Advisor
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Orion Depp

Advisor

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.

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Zach Zukowski
Tokenomics Advisor
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Zach Zukowski

Tokenomics Advisor

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.

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Eliana Troper
Senior Software Engineer
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Eliana Troper

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.

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Taylor Rawlings
Head of Community
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Taylor Rawlings

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.

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Flynn Shannon
Software Engineer
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Flynn Shannon

Software Engineer

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.

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Esmeralda Yenigun
Software Engineer
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Esmeralda Yenigun

Software Engineer

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.

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