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Gabriel Bianconi

I’m the CEO and co-founder of TensorZero.

We’re building next-generation machine learning infrastructure — currently in stealth.

Previously, I was the chief product officer of Ondo Finance.

Ondo is building institutional-grade on-chain financial products and decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols that enhance them.

I helped launch the first tokenized security to achieve material adoption, OUSG, and designed the first on-chain lending protocol supporting both permissioned and permissionless assets, Flux. These products attracted over $250M in user deposits (TVL) within months of launching.

At the time of writing, the ONDO token trades at a $10B+ valuation (FDV). Early on, we raised $34M from leading investors, including Founders Fund, Pantera, and Coinbase.

Essay: Aggregation Theory & Value Capture in DeFi →

I also spent a few years consulting on machine learning, data science, and smart contract engineering.

I worked on diverse machine learning applications, starting with early generative AI and vector search systems back in 2019 and many more, ranging from dating app matchmaking to veterinary radiology and geospatial imaging. Notably, I built a billion-scale recommendation system from scratch for one of the top 20 most-visited websites in the world.

I provided technical advisory, due diligence, and proof-of-concept development services to a wide range of investment firms. In the insurance sector, my work has impacted hundreds of millions in underwritten capital.

More recently, I also worked on mechanism design and smart contract engineering for an on-chain betting protocol alongside world-class poker players.

Before that, I was a B.S. & M.S. student in computer science at Stanford, where I conducted research in deep learning and computer vision.

My honors thesis investigated quantum machine learning algorithms using NASA’s D-Wave quantum computer.

Later, I researched computer vision applications in healthcare, with a focus on privacy-preserving ambient intelligence for ICUs using LIDAR.

I started teaching myself to code at age thirteen, and two years later, launched a Flash game that was played by over 3 million people.

I’m originally from Brazil and live in NYC.

My email is [email protected].

You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn.