We are on a mission to democratize the global financial system.

Our Story

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Tae Lim Oh moved to Seoul.where he and his team built a cross-border open market platform. They soon realized that cross-border transactions incurred fees of 3% or more and took days to settle. Venturing back to California, they set out to solve the problem of democratizing the global financial platform, and Gluwa was born

Our Values

Business vs. Art

A technology built with no user in mind is an art form, not a business tool. Gluwa's approach is to first understand market needs and then develop the best technology to address them. We are in the business of solving real-world problems to help real people.

Exceptional Engineering

At Gluwa, we believe that exceptionally engineered software systems are built on these three values: simplicity, ingenuity, and accountability. We embrace these values when we design our systems, to establish trust and ensure that our products enrich the lives of the people we serve.


We are not building just a company but a society, of which the company is just one component. Our investors, users, and even non-users are all part of the society: Gluwa cannot exist without all of them. Everything we are doing is for the society as a whole.

We are based in San Francisco, California and have offices in Seoul, Vancouver, Manila, and Lagos.

Our Team

Tae Lim Oh
Founder and CEO

Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor’s in Computational Biology

Experience building on the blockchain since 2012

Founder of 3 blockchains and 1 consensus algorithm

Engineer (Alternative Military Service) of SOLiDOrganizer of the Google Developer Group Korea Cloud Platform

Pope Kim

Georgia Institute of Technology

Master’s Degree, Computer Science - Robotics and AI

25+ years of engineering experience in rendering, web and gaming (e.g., Minecraft, Halo, FIFA, and MLB)

Lead Developer at PNI Digital Media (Staples)

Rendering Engineer at EA

Senior Graphics Programmer at Relic Link (SEGA)

Hailey You
General Counsel

UC Berkeley School of Law

Doctor of Law (J.D.)

Corporate Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Corporate Associate at Perkins Coie LLP

Vladimir Kouznetsov
Blockchain Architect

Moscow Institute of Management

Master’s Degree, Economic Cybernetics

20+ years of building software technology

Senior Programmer at PNI Digital Media (Staples)

Senior Programmer at Relic Link (SEGA)

Mi Lim Oh
Manager of UX Research

Columbia University

Master’s in Clinical Psychology

Smith College

Bachelor’s in Psychology

Has worked in school systems since 2011

Aston Lee
Regional Director

Hanyang University

Bachelor of Business

Quality Assurance Analyst at NEXON Co., Ltd.

Previous CEO of Innotin

Chris Yoon
Director Of Engineering

University of British Columbia

Bachelors of Engineering Physics, Electrical Option

5+ years of engineering experience

Paul Hsu
Software Engineer

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bachelors of Technology, Computer Systems

8+ years of engineering experience

Kyungjun Lee
Product Manager

Studied at Academic Credit Bank System

10+ Years of project management and content creation experience

William Ryan
Quality Assurance Manager

Studied Computer Science at Stanford University

13+ years of experience in Quality Assurance and Management

Senior Release Specialist at PNI Digital Media Ltd

SQE trained for testing design techniques

Kyungbae Lee
Software Engineer

Gwandong University

Bachelors of Computer Science

20+ years of engineering experience

Ted Lee
Software Engineer

Bachelors at Hansei University

1st  Lieutenant of Korea army

Web Developer of Team Nova

John Choi
Software Engineer

University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Computer Science

Previous Software Developer at PNI Digital Media Ltd

Nick Pashenkov
Software Engineer

Certificate of Technology from BCIT.

Bachelor of Engineering at Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics

5+ years of engineering experience

Previous Software Developer at PNI Digital Media Ltd

Yashar Nesvaderani
Software Engineer

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bachelors of Computer Technology / Computer Systems

5 years of experience in customer service for large corporations

Our Investors

Steven Chen
Thomas James
Stuart Gardner
Aigen Capital

Our Advisors

Leung Kwok

MBA at NYU Stern School of Business

BS in Economics at New York University

Holger Assenmacher

Professor of Cryptography at UC Berkeley

Founder at Cryptowerk Corp

Our Partners