Stani Kulechov is the founder and CEO of The Aave Companies, a technology company that builds web3 protocols, applications, and tools. The company is known for creating the Aave Protocol, one of the most widely used decentralized liquidity protocols. Governed by users, the protocol allows people to supply and borrow cryptoassets peer-to-protocol without intermediaries. Recently, the company launched Lens Protocol, an open source, decentralized social protocol with built-in tools for developing social media applications and services, and for consumers to create, manage, and own their own social profile and data.