Lending & Yield Products for the New Digital Economy

Lending & Yield Products for the New Digital Economy

OpenTrade's offering combines a technology platform with a legal framework and off-chain banking infrastructure that together support safe, compliant, and scalable lending and yield products for the next generation of financial services & markets. 

OpenTrade was founded in late 2022 and is headquartered in London, UK. Its investors include leading venture capital and Web3 firms such as a16z CSX, Circle, Draper Dragon, CMCC Global, Ryze Labs, Polygon, and Kronos Ventures, among others. The company launched its first product earlier this year and it is in production with several institutional clients, processing seven figures in weekly transaction volumes.



Meet our team

Meet our team

Our team has a proven track record of success building market leading applications, networks, and platforms for financial services and markets.

Dave Sutter

Co-Founder, CEO

Jeff Handler

Co-Founder, Chief Commercial Officer

Tom Niermann

Co-Founder, CTO

Maxime de Guillebon

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Harte


Eric Nemeth

VP of Business Development & Strategy

Emmanuel Mugabo

Business Development & Marketing Associate

Our Creed

Our Creed

"In stepping into a new era, combining the excitement of innovation with the trusted reliability of the familiar, is essential for stable progress and change."

In the realm of blockchain, where promises of future innovations can seem like an unattainable ideal, we advocate for a balanced approach. By integrating the forward-thinking innovation of blockchain with the stability of traditional high quality "real world" financial assets and operating standards, we champion a form of digital finance that is both realistic and necessary, offering the best of both worlds.

— Dave, Jeff, & Tom, Co-Founders of OpenTrade