Shain Lafazan and Calvin Pak are two technical founders of the APIS. They met while working together on a ERC721 marketplace in early 2018, and have built numerous crypto projects afterwards, from crypto wallet to crypto arbitrage trading engine and DeFi yield farming project called the Titans Finance. From these various projects, they realized that there are common challenges for developers and can be solved by building a suite of APIS and that's when they pivoted and started the APIS project.
Teaming with the APIS Chief Strategy Officer Andrew Bakst, a blockchain expert and fund manager, they have won numerous prizes in various hackathons include: Wyre and DAI Hackathon, Betaworks Let's Fix the Internet Hackathon, and the most recent ETHOnline Global 2020 hackathon.
The team is also the inventor of the Molecule Protocol, Parimutuel Protocl, and the Maximus -- a people's crypto bank.