Honestly, I don’t know how to start.
There are so many things I want to cover from the past three years. It’s been a hell of a ride. I thought about using a chronological way of documenting the milestones, but that seemed cheesy. So for this special 3-year anniversary article, I will offer a narrative of highlights: events, objects, places, and people. And if you are a big “Friends” fan, you should see the Easter eggs hidden in each title.
Here we go.
Chapter 1 - A New Era
The one with the table
Every company has an origin story, but DeFiner’s is unique. Ours isn’t about one of those crazy kids building something in a garage. It all started with a table, the one you are seeing in the picture, in fact.
Our idea of defining the future of open finance was born on our CTO’s dining room table, and yes, the cats were there, too.
It was a cold winter night in Minnesota, February 2018. Inside we gathered at his house for dinner. The 2017 crypto bull run had just peaked, and blockchain was on our minds. General discussion turned to the idea of starting a company in this space. The space then was flush with ICOs. Yet we were thinking of something even newer: DeFi. Ideas of a company turned into strategy for its founding. By the end of dinner, it was a go for DeFiner.