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Our Story

Co-founded in 2020 by Richard Caetano and Pascal Barry, Akord was created to help take back something incredibly precious that belongs to all of us – our data.

Akord is crafted with love by a global team in Paris, New York, Warsaw and London. We believe in building technology and products that advance the social good, improving people's lives and contributing to a more just society.

Our Vision

Only through the union of ownership, privacy and permanence can we build the foundation of web3.

Akord protocol was built to be composable and extendable – vaults are not limited in the types of data they can store and publish, how they can be displayed or accessed. Our vaults will be an open source template, allowing other developers to fork existing designs or create new ones. Akord will provide the means for an untold number of apps and experiences to be published to Arweave.


Our Mission

We help you seize control of your data, through digital vaults that secure or publish your data permanently.

We make it effortless for developers and individuals, businesses and organisations to access the benefits of Arweave and the Permaweb. By providing a user-friendly app and suite of open source developer tools, we want to empower builders and creators of all backgrounds to redefine data ownership and digital publishing.

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Akord is already used by a wide variety of teams like

Veritree are on a mission to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.


Dedoco are a decentralised document management platform.


Mahamati Foundation are preserving ancient Buddhist texts


ForeverStories podcast stories and preserve guests’ content.

FMD Systems

FMD Systems are leasing patient-owned data through NFTs.

Core team

Richard Caetano
Richard Caetano

Richard is co-founder at Akord. He’s a technologist and entrepreneur with a focus on blockchain networks and privacy enhancing technologies.

Pascal Barry
Pascal Barry

Pascal is co-founder at Akord. He’s a multi-disciplinary designer who brings human-centred design and creative processes to software and business.

Weronika Kolodziejak
Weronika Kolodziejak

Weronika leads work on the Akord protocol. She’s a cryptography, security and blockchain developer with experience from IBM to the startup world.

Alex Katala
Alex Katala
Front end

Alex leads all the frontend development on the Akord app. He’s a former artist and creative director.

Michał Kaliszewski
Michał Kaliszewski
Full Stack

Michal connects the dots, from protocol to product. A full-stack developer and technical lead with 7 years experience on a global eCommerce platform.

Céline Autreux-Steinberg
Céline Autreux-Steinberg

Céline takes care of business. An experienced lawyer and entrepreneur decrypting - and now encrypting - the business workings of a web3 startup.

Aï Miyuki
Aï Miyuki
Community & Partnerships

Aï is responsible for developing the Akord community with a focus on building partnerships. She has professional experience across editorial, social media and marketing.

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