About us

Building our team around a diversity of backgrounds, genders, generations, skills, and opinions is not only the right thing to do - it is our main strength. Discover the team behind LGO’s success.

LGO Story

LGO is the leading cryptocurrency liquidity platform for institutions. With a unique account, you can buy, sell, borrow, and lend cryptocurrencies. LGO believes that capital markets will transform through three technological levers: digitization, automation and openness.

  • September 2017

    Frederic Montagnon and Hugo Renaudin shared the vision that fairness and transparency in financial markets could be encoded into technology. To advance this ideal, they founded LGO in 2017 following the release of the first LGO whitepaper.

  • February 2018

    9,000 people in 50 different countries who shared LGO’s vision decided to participate in our ICO (initial Coin Offering) and helped us raise 3,600 Bitcoin. Over the next year, LGO’s newly recruited teams in the US and in Europe worked tirelessly for the release of its institutional-grade spot exchange.

  • March 2019

    The spot exchange went live with its first institutional clients Today, LGO employs 25 people between the US and France. The original spot exchange has grown steadily to reach close to $1bn tradedtrade since launch (as of June 2020), and the team released additional products (i.e. OTC desks and financing services) to continuously improve and diversify its client offerings. We now proudly serve 75 institutional clients in 15 different countries.

  • February 2020

    LGO is a laureate of the French Tech 120 which selects the 120 most promising companies in France. We were also designated by the financial magazine Challenges as one of the 100 start-ups where to invest in 2020.