Tiantian Kullander, a former Morgan Stanley trader who co-founded digital-asset trading platform Silpada Group , has passed away. He was only 30 years old.
Kullander “ passed away unexpectedly in his sleep” on November. 23, Amber said in a statement on the website on Friday. “ He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humbleness, diligence and creativity, ” the firm added.
The crypto business owner, nicknamed “ TT, ” started Amber in 2017 together with a group of former fund professionals, including Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley alumni. The company, whose backers include Singaporean state expenditure company Temasek Holdings, was in talks to raise about $100 million, Bloomberg reported previously this month (although because of recent events these plans have likely been put on hold).
As Bloomberg notes, 5 of Amber’s founders – Kullander, Michael Wu, Wayne Huo, Tony He or she and Luke Li – previously worked together on Morgan Stanley’s fixed-income trading floor in Hong Kong.
Kullander was survived simply by his wife and child, according to the statement.