Our Story

Founded by two women, a military veteran and a software engineer. Ethena is backed by all-star investors and advised by some of the biggest names in the compliance game.

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Founders

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Roxanne Petraeus

CEO

Roxanne is a Harvard and Oxford graduate, U.S. army combat veteran, former McKinsey consultant, and a Rhodes Scholar.

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Anne Solmssen

CTO

Anne is a Harvard Computer Science graduate, former tech lead at public-safety startup Mark43, and was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020.

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Advisors

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Frances Frei

Frances is a Harvard Business School professor, and expert in leadership, culture, and how companies create the conditions for individuals to thrive. 

Chris Chin

Chris is the Director of the Legal Transformation and Technology team at Google and the former head of Google's Commercial Legal team.

Jessica Yuen

Jess is the former Chief People Officer at Gusto and Couchbase, formerly of McKinsey, Yahoo!, and Khan Academy.

Melissa Tidwell

Melissa is the former General Counsel of Reddit, with prior experience at both Google and as a lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton and Morrison & Foerster.

Matthew Hoffman

Matt is the People Operations & Talent Leader at M13 and former VP of People for DigitalOcean. 

Cindy Moehring

Cindy is the former Global Chief Ethics Officer and U.S. Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Walmart, where she built and maintained some of the world's largest ethics and compliance programs.

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Leonard Shen

Leonard spent the last 17 years as global Chief Compliance Officer for Visa, PayPal, American Express and GE Commercial Finance, where he built best-in-class Compliance programs.

Research

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Ajua Duker

Content Contributor

Ajua is a PhD student in Social Psychology at Yale whose research focuses on discrimination, including the efficacy of norms-based sexual assault interventions.

Chloe Grace Hart

Content Contributor

Chloe is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Stanford, whose research focuses on sexual harassment in organizations. Her research has been covered in The New York Times, NPR, and Scientific American.

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Our writers are published in

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Investors 

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Homebrew

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Neo Ventures

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Village Global

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GSV Ventures

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Jane VC

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As featured in

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