Barry Plunkett, Maghnus Mareneck

The explosion of app-chains and interoperability tooling like IBC has made doing things cross-chain far too complex.

Skip was founded to build transaction infrastructure that makes the interchain feel like one chain - by abstracting away routing and blockspace to provide seamless UX.

It has created an API that allows for multi-chain workflows in one click, and a Block SDK to allow for more tailored block production to application needs. This technology is trusted by the top chains in Cosmos, including dYdX, Osmosis, Injective, Berachain, and others.

Before founding Skip, Maghnus worked in product at Atlassian, and as an engineer at Bridgewater Associates. He is fascinated by the intersection of technology, cryptography, and finance, and believes blockchain is the most exciting union of each field.

Barry worked at DE Shaw's Venture Studio. Prior to that, he was a researcher at Wharton, focused on applying deep reinforcement learning to real-world economic games.