Amber Baldet Unveils Latest Project
Amber Baldet, former JPMorgan blockchain lead unveiled her new startup project, Clovyr, at the Consensus conference in New York on Monday.
Baldet left her position at JPMorgan earlier in April to focus on her new startup venture Clovyr. She was the head of JPMorgan Blockchain Center of Excellence and assisted the firm in succeeding with open-source initiatives, such as Quorum. In a strange adjacency, her successful career at JPMorgan coincided with CEO Jamie Dimon’s bitcoin bashing.
Clovyr is a collective of tools for blockchain applications and services that makes it easy for development teams launch products on to the cloud or on-site production.
- “When public cloud started to be a thing, a lot of businesses said, Oh, cloud, it’s a great idea architecturally, but we’re going to go ahead and build our own private cloud internally because it’s safer and we know what we need. Now they’re spending millions of dollars to undo a lot of that work in an attempt to migrate to the public clouds that have evolved to the point where they are secure and robust and connected.”
With AlongsideCo-founder and CTO Patrick Nielson, who was also a former J.P. Morgan engineer, already on board, Baldet is looking to expand the team.
Baldet has become a popular blockchain personality, amassing over 37 thousand followers on Twitter. She has become a leader for diversity in the industry.
Reports indicate that the gender gap has drawn criticism, as women represent between only 4% and 6% of blockchain investors. She is a firm believer that a diverse range of perspectives serves to improve blockchain applications. She has spoken at SXSW, the MIT Media Lab, and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.