Edward has previously worked at the Mayfair-based hedge fund Lansdowne Partners in the European Strategies Fund and also gained experience at Muddy Waters Research, the options trading and research group founded by Carson Block. His role included equity research, forensic accounting as well as the structuring and risk analysis of short positions. Edward graduated with First Class Honors from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, with a triple major in politics, economics and philosophy. Edward completed his Master of Finance at MIT in 2015, specializing in agricultural commodities. During his time, Woodward completed a research paper under the supervision of Professor Joseph Doyle (Erwin H. Schell Associate Professor of Management) and Captain Jillian Wisniewski (West Point lecturer) looking at the role of agriculture on insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.
Brian has a passion for capital markets and product development. At UCD, Mr. Liston worked under Dr. Don Bredin and Dr. Valerio Poti to investigate the market efficiency of Asian exchanges, and optimal portfolio construction techniques. Most recently, Brian worked under Rob Stavis at Bessemer Ventures and Scott Birnbaum of Red Sea Ventures to be among the first to apply vigorous quantitative research to practical issue as to how the economic cycle impacts VC investment returns. Brian graduated from University College Dublin in 2014 with a BSc in Economics & Finance, and then obtained a Master of Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015, having focused on capital markets. He achieved a First Class Honors in both degrees. Before Seed, Brian worked at Accenture and Skype, and cofounded another venture in Dublin before leaving to complete attend MIT. Brian captained the national Philippine rugby team for 2 years in 2009 and 2010. He is now living in Chicago, where Seed CX is headquartered
Jason worked as a software engineer at Peak6 Investments where he automated end of day procedures and created new trading features. He then worked at Achievement Asset Management as a systems engineer, heading the infrastructure and associated cyber security. Jason graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.
C. Robert Paul has practiced law for the past 36 years, specializing in the regulation of futures, swaps and other derivative instruments. From October 1999 through January 2001, Bob served as General Counsel to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. As General Counsel of OneChicago LLC from 2001 to 2004, he played a key role in launching the first stock futures exchange in the US. He has since served in high-profile Compliance and General Counsel roles at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Philadelphia Board of Trade, TW SEF LLC, DW SEF LLC and the Chicago Probability of Default Market, Inc. Bob graduated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his juris doctorate from the New York University School of Law.