Our Mission

The investment landscape is evolving. We believe that you deserve to have access to the advanced tools already being used by the pros on Wall Street.

Our mission is to give you access to the most cutting-edge technology available today. With a platform that seamlessly integrates finance with deep learning and AI, Kavout aims to evolve the financial services industry for all investors.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” - Alan Kay

We’ve assembled a world-class engineering team to research and build our platform. Our engineers come from backgrounds of AI, machine learning, data mining, quantitative financial analysis, with decades of professional working experience.

Our Team

Alex Lu

CEO & Co-Founder

Alex Lu has over 17 years of experience in deep learning, artificial intelligence, and big data technology. Before launching Kavout, Alex served as the CTO at one of China’s largest financial information provider, was an Engineering Director at Baidu, a VP of Search Technology at SNDA, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and a senior engineer at Google. He graduated from Tsinghua University, has a Master’s in Computer Science from University of Maryland, and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

George Chen

Corporate VP

George Chen has over 30 years of experience in computer algorithms and applications, software development and  business development. Before joining Kavout, he was the director of partnership PM of Microsoft (China). Dr. Chen had been the CEO and Founder of U-Soft Co, Asia-Pacific Regional Manager of Business and University Relations in Microsoft Research Asia and Software Test Engineer in Microsoft. He got his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Washington.

Barry Bernstein

Chief Compliance Officer / COO

Barry Bernstein has over 15 years of international financial services experience. Barry was previously Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of AlgoPartners. Prior to this, Barry was at Neonet, a financial services and technology firm that was recently purchased by Knight Capital Group. His positions over the years included President, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Technology. During his career, Barry earned the "Top Fifty Growth Company" award and rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell.

Keith Kline

Chief Investment Officer

Keith Kline has over 25 years of trading experience across a broad range of asset classes. He worked at the Philadelphia Options Exchange, establishing one of the largest global interest rate derivative desks with The Bank of New York and traded a multi-hundred million dollar long/short portfolio at Susquehanna International Group (SIG). He later headed a derivatives trading desk at a commodity hedge fund that was acquired by The Carlyle Group. Keith started the Wall Street Preparatory Academy in 2013.

Our Offices

  • Seattle

  • Beijing

  • New York

  • Shanghai

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