Yu-Chi Lyra Kuo is co-founder of a fintech and cryptoassets-focused multistrategy hedge fund in New York City. She is also currently working on partnering with a large quant hedge fund in New York City on a second, hybrid futures and crypto-assets hedge fund.
Her background combines an interdisciplinary PhD program at Princeton University with a JD from Harvard Law School. At Princeton, Yu-Chi’s research interests included the mind sciences of political and social decision-making, including bringing math methods to bear on the representation of decision-making about value. At Harvard, Yu-Chi’s research focused on the intersection of law, tech & philosophy well as law & the mind sciences, among other subjects, such as how people make decisions in response to different perceived regulatory constraints. While at Harvard, Yu-Chi also founded a neurogaming start-up to gather data on how people make decisions under different gaming constraints in an environment that combines gambling, learning, and social decisionmaking. In law, Yu-Chi has passed the New York bar exam, worked at Latham & Watkins with a focus on corporate and finreg law, and clerked for the Chief of Chambers at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Yu-Chi has lectured and held fellowships at Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she also holds a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa).