Mary-Catherine Lader

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    Uniswap Labs

With a strong belief in the future of decentralized finance, Mary-Catherine Lader left her Wall Street career behind with ease—and has quickly emerged as a powerhouse within the crypto realm. At Uniswap Labs, the company behind the largest decentralized exchange on Ethereum, Lader has pursued her mission to bring DeFi to the mainstream, ongoing market downturn notwithstanding. Though Crypto Winter nearly decimated VC funding in the sector, Uniswap Labs was able to announce a fresh $1.66 billion valuation and $165 million Series B in October 2022, marking one of the largest single equity raises for a DeFi company. To Lader, who formerly led BlackRock’s first blockchain working group, the round signifies her high hopes for Uniswap’s growth. With upcoming plans to introduce an NFT aggregator, the company aims to become the top on-chain marketplace for all digital value.       Follow: Twitter