Dot.Finance Adds Crypto Savant Andrey Shirben to its Advisory Board

3 min readAug 12, 2021

Renowned Crypto and Blockchain Visionary Andrey Shirben Joins Dot.Finance as Advisor

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Dot.Finance is pleased to welcome Mr. Andrey Shirben to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Shirben is a well-recognized thought leader in the crypto and blockchain spaces. He has made serial entrepreneurship a way of life and has been building companies, projects, and ventures for over 20 years. He has also invested in over 150 early-stage startup companies, built over 20 companies of his own, and helped create, grow, and/or launch over 80 blockchain projects, particularly in infrastructure, DeFi, and cross-chain interoperability solutions.

He is currently a Strategic Advisor at, a Founding Partner at Follow[the]Seed, and Head of DeFi at Efficient Frontier. A prolific crypto investor, advisor, and mentor, he is widely recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces.

In addition to the above, Mr. Shirben is also Former Chairman of Jayride, and a Founder at both SYD Ventures and Gravity Capital. These businesses operate across Israel, the United States, Australia, and China, and Mr. Shirben and his portfolio companies actively invest in new, innovative projects and promising startup companies. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, loves seeing (and helping) innovative ideas come to life, and is always excited to meaningfully contribute to new and disruptive technologies.

As an early-stage investor and advisor, Mr. Shirben has mentored many founders all over the world, helping them build bigger and better businesses. He has advisory and board roles in several small and publicly listed companies and is a sought-after speaker at industry events.

Mr. Shirben’s addition to the Dot.Finance team comes at an important time during the growth of Dot.Finance in particular and of the DeFi space in general.

Dot.Finance is a new DeFi platform designed to enhance the growth of the Polkadot ecosystem. It provides users with access to a wide range of proven financial and investment instruments that are built on the fast, secure, and flexible Polkadot platform. These include yield farming, staking, liquidity pooling, and more. Polkadot is perfectly suited for these needs since it is designed to be the most robust blockchain that provides unparalleled security, scalability, and innovation — more so than competing chains such as the Ethereum blockchain and Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Mr. Shirben will help guide Dot.Finance as it continues working toward connecting users all over the world to the vast potential of Polkadot-powered DeFi opportunities. By breaking barriers, improving offerings, and strategically growing Polkadot’s DeFi ecosystem, Dot.Finance is helping to bring about meaningful change for decentralized finance in particular, and for blockchain and cryptocurrencies in general.

You can learn more about Dot.Finance here and you can learn more about Mr. Shirben here.

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