The real DWF Labs origin story

DWF is a proprietary high-frequency trading firm founded in 2018 by a collective of academically distinguished researchers and professional quantitative traders from a top proprietary trading firm. Our organisation has deep expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced statistical methods, all of which we harness to execute high-frequency trading strategies across a vast array of digital asset products, including spot, perpetual contracts, and options markets. Our trading activities span over 60 centralised and decentralised venues, making DWF a prominent player in the financial technology landscape.

In 2022, Managing Partner Andrei Grachev founded DWF Labs, a digital asset market maker and investment firm, and subsequently partnered with DWF to mark its entry into market-making as a service and venture investing, as well as OTC trading. From day one, our goal has been to always uphold the highest standards of transparency, trust, and integrity.

Since our founding, DWF Labs is trusted by over 700 companies, platforms, and institutions. We provide liquidity to markets for more than a quarter of the 100 largest crypto-native projects and our reach spans across the entire crypto ecosystem. We are also committed to supporting bold entrepreneurs by providing liquidity, contributing to Total Value Locked (TVL), operating validator nodes, and making venture investments.

DWF Labs is committed to building highly liquid, available, and efficient markets in the still nascent digital assets industry. Our long-term mission is to be the next-generation liquidity partner of choice, and our positive impact to date has been recognized by both our partners and the industry:

Cooperation with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre in order to support crypto startups

Providing 15M$ in the Recovery initiative for projects affected by FTX crash

DWF Labs: The Most Active Lead Investor in 2023

DWF Labs Emerges as Bybit’s top Liquidity Provider in 2023

Awarded as Best Liquidity Provider in 2024

DWF Labs’ approach to supporting our portfolio companies is holistic and multifaceted, encompassing but not limited to:

While the industry and intensity of our work are rarely understood by the media or the general public, we are proud of the achievements that we have accomplished in a very short span of less than 20 months and with a global team of less than 80.

While we celebrate these achievements, we continue to be inspired by the bold entrepreneurs of the broader crypto ecosystem today. Other than liquidity provisioning, we pride ourselves in being a partner to these builders by assisting with project listing, facilitating partnerships among projects in our ecosystem, and helping our projects to fundraise.

We thank and appreciate all our esteemed partners who have joined us in this journey. Above all, we are committed to their long-term success, and we know that by operating with the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethics, we will be in the strongest position to serve our partners and their best interests.

Establishments and fake media will not root the movement that Bitcoin started in 2009. We are in crypto for the very reasons why the establishments want to get rid of us.

We are #StrongerTogether. Let’s BUIDL together.