Varys Capital Announces Investment in Exponent

Varys Capital is pleased to announce an investment in Exponent. Exponent’s mission is to connect end users with quantitative traders in a permissionless, non-custodial, and trustless way. 

With decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions continuing to offer a level of speed and responsiveness not typically available to on-chain solutions, quantitative trading has become more and more prevalent, which relies on mathematical computations and analysis to identify opportunities. What is available on the market tends to fall short, however, as current options are lacking in terms of user interface and capital and data accessibility. Exponent will change the landscape by enabling strategists to process vast amounts of data on strategic parameters and provide a turn-key DeFi trading experience to end users.

The Exponent team’s thesis statement describes that active trading products tend to outperform passive products, particularly in bear markets when morale is low and volatility is high. As reported by Style Analytics, 1,000 actively managed US funds outperformed the Russell 1000 index between 1995 to 2000; during economic crises, the top 25% beat the market 60% of the time, while the top 5% beat the market 75% of the time. To accomplish this mission, Exponent’s quant-driven investing will deliver superior risk adjusted returns and capital efficiency and acquire the best quant strategists available to direct the platform. DeFi will open up a nearly $100 trillion trading opportunity by democratizing asset management.

Exponent boasts a focus on artificial intelligence to facilitate trading, and brings expertise in AI and machine learning, and hosts a community of over 100 data scientists and engineers from the fields of academia, digital asset management, and crowd-driven strategists, which include contributors to Mastering Ethereum, The Infinite Machine, and World Economic Forum publications. Prior work by the Exponent team includes creation of a leading artificial intelligence company in Asia that provides data and tools for energy and digital asset hedge funds. Building off of prior experience gained at the Soros Fund, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, the team is ready to bring their expertise to the platform.

With proven strategies for alpha, one aspect of market bootstrapping has already been solved the moment you log onto the platform. Exponent also is designed to optimize order routing to minimize slippage, gas fees, and drawdowns, and provides blockchain and smart contract abstraction and data dashboards and metrics to give trading the maximum amount of control over their processes. End users can grow their holdings by choosing a vault that fits their risk tolerance, and Exponent’s team of strategists will actively rebalance and manage volatility on their behalf. The primary use cases for the Exponent platform are investors seeking digital asset exposure, diversification, safety during adverse conditions, and DAO and community treasuries seeking wealth preservation.

Varys Capital supports the mission of Exponent in bridging the gap between investors and the intricate mechanics behind decentralized finance. Exponent makes it easier than ever before to get involved in DeFi, and its actively managed funds driven by artificial intelligence and the best strategists the market has to offer.

If you have questions about our fund or would like to be sent investor documents, you can contact our investor relations department at


Darius Askaripour
Managing Partner

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