- Before founding Aave, Stani completed a Master’s Degree in Law and spent some time as a legal trainee at various law firms.
- Aave; Founder
- MetaCoin; active in the community
- Fair Launch Capital; advisor
- Is participating in governance of Bounce (4-9-2020).
- Opium Protocol; advisor (9-2020)
- Syndicate Protocol; was one of 20+ investors in a $1M raise (17-3-2021).
- Variant Fund; venture partner (5-3-2021)
- A background story on why Stani invests a lot (40+ projects and counting) can be read here (30-1-2021). "rather than sending a team a bunch of USDC, he’d rather send them aUSDC, because then they already have some yield built in."
- BarnBridge. Participated in a $1M seed round for BarnBridge (14-9-2020).
- BoardRoom. Participated in a $2.2M raise for BoardRoom (13-10-2020).
- Certora; invested (30-1-2021).
- Element Finance; took part in their Series A raise of$32M (19-10-2021).
- Frax; part of their strategic round (16-7-2021).
- Furucombo; one of the participants in a $1.85$ raise (7-1-2021).
- Gelato; part of their $11M raise (8-10-2021).
- Illuvium; was part of a $5M investment round (12-3-2021).
- Lido; participated in a $2M seed round among many others (15-10-2020).
- Maple Finance; participated in a $1.3M raise (12-2020).
- Matter Labs; according to Matter Labs, the founders and leadership of a bunch of DeFi projects, among which this project, joined in on the $50m raise for zkSync (8-11-2021).
- Opyn; participated in a $6.5M raise (4-2-2021).
- Paraswap. Participated in a $2.7M seed round for Paraswap (17-9-2020).
- Pods Finance; invested (30-1-2021).
- Polymarket. Participated in a $4M raise for Polymarket (19-10-2020).
- PoolTogether, invested (30-1-2021).
- RabbitHole. Participated in an undisclosed round (3-12-2020).
- Rift Protocol; mentioned as a backer on the Rift website (21-3-2022).
- Radicle; one of the backers named as an early supporter (17-2-2021).
- Shell Protocol; invested (30-1-2021).
- Slingshot, invested (30-1-2021).
- Swivel, invested (30-1-2021).