Co-Founder of $3 Billion Crypto Firm Dies at 30 – Here’s What You Need to Know
Tiantian Kullander, co-founder of $3 billion crypto finance service provider company Amber Group, passed away in his sleep on November 23.
The company’s official website now displays a pop-up that confirms the death of Kullander and also shares some details about his achievements.
"It is with the deepest sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and co-founder, Tiantian Kullander, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 23, 2022," the pop-up reads.
Kullander was 30 years old and leaves behind a wife and a son.
Also known as “TT,” Kullander was a co-founder of the Hong Kong-based Amber Group, which describes itself as a "one-stop crypto finance service provider that provides liquidity provision, trading and asset management services 24/7."
Besides Amber Group, TT sat on the board of esports company Fnatic and founded KeeperDAO, a decentralized finance protocol that allows participants to trade, borrow and stake assets with protection from miner value-extracted bots, before returning it to the community.
The company described TT as a loving and hard-working character who "put his heart and soul into the company" and pushed it toward success.
“TT was a respected thought leader and widely recognized as a pioneer for the industry. His depth of knowledge, his willingness to collaborate and his desire to always help others benefited countless start-ups and individuals. His insights and creativity inspired many projects, people and communities.”
Prior To starting Amber Group in 2017, Kullander worked as an emerging markets trader at financial services major Morgan Stanley. In his early career, he worked in the structured credit trading team at Goldman Sachs for less than a year.
The crypto community also shared condolences on Twitter.
"Never came across a single person who had anything negative to say about him. A near impossible feat in this industry and a testament to his character," said prominent crypto trader Hsaka.
Arthur Cheong, founding partner of DeFiance Capital, mentioned that the “industry lost a young, bright and most importantly, a good soul.”