About Us

We are dedicated to helping digital asset exchanges and blockchain project founders build the future of finance. Our mission is to provide the eco-system with liquid and efficient markets, which are crucial to the adoption of new technologies.

At Wintermute Trading we are experts in market making, high-frequency trading, crypto markets, and blockchain technology. Together, we have 70+ years of combined experience in market making,  trading and building the world's leading high-frequency trading algorithms

Our story

Wintermute was founded in July 2017 by Evgeny Gaevoy, Harro Mantel and Yoann Turpin, who combined 40 years of experience in high-frequency trading and development at Optiver, a leading global market maker in traditional financial markets.

Since then, Wintermute has grown to become one of the top liquidity providers of digital assets and we are on the mission to become #1. Our trading strategies are all market-neutral executed algorithmically 24/7. We focus on market making, high-frequency trading, algorithmic and quantitative trading in global crypto markets. We are not making any bets and do not take positions, we are providing much needed liquidity to the crypto eco-system thus contributing to the growth of decentralized finance.

Wintermute is a proprietary trading startup owned by the team and trusted by top tier VCs such as Lightspeed Venture Partners (read about the investment here and on The Block by Frank Chaparro), Blockchain.com Ventures, and FBG. We see ourselves as a technology, not a financial services one.

We’ve built a unique working culture which promotes meritocracy, achievements, entrepreneurship, transparency and professionalism. We are very informal, non-hierarchical, humble, collaborative, somewhat nerdy (hence the company name) and we avoid bureaucracy at all costs. Check out our Careers page and Evgeny's post about Wintermute to learn more about working with us.

Evgeny Gaevoy
CEO and co-founder
Evgeny Gaevoy
CEO and co-founder

Evgeny has a 15+ years of experience growing fintech businesses. He has consistently grown market share in Europe’s top cash exchanges, developed and executed ambitious expansion projects and led agile cross-functional teams through expansion and innovation ventures. Prior to co-founding Wintermute, Evgeny built and ran the Optiver's European ETF business at Optiver - one of the largest in EU.

Harro Mantel
CTO and co-founder
Harro Mantel
CTO and co-founder

Harro has over 20 years of experience in technology working in industrial, telecommunications and fintech sectors with a focus on both hardware optimization and software development. Prior to co-founding Wintermute, Harro lead the effort to reduce latency for automated trading systems at Optiver.

Yoann Turpin
Head of BD, co-founder
Yoann Turpin
Head of BD  and co-founder

Yoann has 10+ years experience as a high-frequency trader at Optiver. Prior to co-founding Wintermute, Yoann worked in London’s hedge funds and family offices. Yoann is a seasoned startup investor and serves as a board member or advisor to over 10 startups. Yoann holds a MSc from EdHec business school. In his spare time, Yoann likes practising his Mandarin and learning Russian.

Marina Gurevich
Chief Operating Officer
Marina Gurevich
Chief of Staff

Prior to Joining Wintermute, Marina was growth strategy consultant and the founder of System2Labs. She helped 20+ Private Equity and Venture Capital owned B2B companies accelerate growth. Prior to consulting, Marina gained 10+ years of experience managing strategy, sales and marketing functions of Fortune 100 companies including Procter & Gamble, Philips and Nikon.

Wintermute Team Photo 1 (attribute to _W

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