Forward Welcomes Derek Albanese (Polygon Ventures) on Its Board

Forward Protocol
2 min readNov 28, 2023

Forward is excited to announce to our community and the entire blockchain space that Derek Albanese, the Former Head of Finance at Polygon Ventures, has joined us as an advisor.

In his role at Polygon Ventures, Derek Albanese led the company to become one of the most recognizable and active funds within the blockchain space.

Derek brings his experience and expertise to Forward, the “WordPress for Web3,” building the premier blockchain adoption toolkit that allows users to create and deploy customizable no-code dApp templates using drag-and-drop tools from its front-end interface.

As an advisor to Forward, Derek will assist us with unique financial insights to optimize our economic performance as well as maximize our overall potential with his vast network and trade-fi experience. Derek also comes on board with exceptional leadership skills. His ability to foster collaboration and inspire teams will undoubtedly strengthen Forward’s culture and drive the company toward continued success.

Our Co-Founder, Mr. KEY, is excited to have Derek on board.

“Derek is an outstanding addition to our team. He’s a leader in multiple fields, especially in the intersection between Web3 and finance. His passion to help startups, extensive knowledge and superior experience will be invaluable assets to guide Forward toward new opportunities and market expansion. I am thrilled to welcome him on board.”

Derek Albanese has achieved remarkable milestones throughout his career, and he brings this wealth of experience and expertise in the blockchain industry to advance our project’s mission. With a proven track record of success in finance and the Web3 space, Derek’s arrival represents a pivotal foundation to continue to build toward Forward’s growth and innovation in the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape.

Please join us in welcoming Derek Albanese to the Forward team. We are excited to work together to achieve new heights and shape the future of blockchain technology.

About Forward — Forward uses an easy-to-use WordPress-like model to facilitate a no-code environment that users can use to deploy their dApps, subnets and blockchains without technical knowledge. Applications and smart contracts from Forward can be deployed on any EVM, Rust, Go, Haskell, and Python-compatible chain in a few clicks. Visit to deploy your own dApps on 800 + integrated chains.

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