Tiantian Kullander, the co-founder of Amber Group, a Hong Kong-based digital asset company, died in his sleep on November 23 at age 30.
Amber was founded in 2017 by Kullander and a group of finance insiders, including former Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley employees.
Prior to that, he was a trader at both financial behemoths, and in 2019, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which recognizes the most talented emerging entrepreneurs and leaders.
Following a $US200 million funding round earlier this year, the start-up reached a staggering $US3 billion valuation.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the company was raising approximately $US100 million, with the firm describing him as “instrumental to the founding of Amber and a pillar of our success.”
“He put his heart and soul into the company, in every stage of its growth. He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humility, diligence, and creativity,” the company wrote in a statement.
“TT was a respected thought leader and widely recognized as a pioneer for the industry. His depth of knowledge, his willingness to collaborate, and his desire to always help others benefited countless start-ups and individuals.
“His insights and creativity inspired many projects, people, and communities.”
“We lost a great partner and a true friend in TT and words cannot express our sorrow at this time,” the statement continues.
“TT’s legacy will live on and we will work even harder to make Amber the category-defining leader of our industry, as this was TT’s ambition and dream.
“TT was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a fierce friend. His passing is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Tiantian Kullander net worth
As of 2022, Tiantian Kullander’s net worth is approximately $4 billion. Along with co-founding Amber and growing it into a multi-billion dollar fintech unicorn, TT also founded KeeperDAO, the first on-chain liquidity underwriter, and sat on the board of Fnatic, one of the most successful e-sports organizations in the world.
Tiantian Kullander wife
The name of Tiantian Kullander’s wife is not known at this time. The young crypto founder is married with a son.