As co-founder and CEO of Astra, Gil Akos is an expert in autonomous finance and embedded fintech. He designed the system architecture for Astra, including the first and only automation engine for finance and best-in-class transfer orchestration system. Gil strongly believes that great software should do compounding work for those who use it, and has built that philosophy into the DNA of Astra’s automation technology.
Gil is a self-taught engineer, and has a background in architecture with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. He has extensive experience with computational geometry and complex systems, having earned a postgraduate degree from Columbia University and subsequently co-founding Mode Lab, a computational design agency, where he led technology development programs for large creative organizations such as Autodesk, Harry’s, and Nike.