Tara is the CEO of Lantern Ventures, a digital currency trading firm with over $250 million under management. Lantern was founded on philanthropic principles, and 50% of founder profits are donated to high-impact charitable causes. Prior to founding Lantern, Tara was also a co-founder of Alameda Research. Before becoming a full-time trader, she was the CEO of the Center for Effective Altruism. Tara first started trading crypto while working in Indonesia in 2013, where she built models to settle invoice payments faster and cheaper than alternatives using BTC.