Build With Saddle

We welcome an opportunity to work with you.

Saddle combines the best of three worlds – Bitcoin, Pegged Value Assets, and Ethereum DeFi. Saddle is an automated market maker (AMM) enabling trading between pegged value crypto assets. We solve the slippage problem with a tailored AMM allowing users to trade with minimal slippage.

Our Values

Saddle stands for DeFi, for financial Lego blocks.

  • We commit ourselves to open-source software and collaboration.

  • We support all projects that want on top of our code

  • We’ll work with you if you want to bring pegged asset swap to another chain.

Collaborate With Saddle

We welcome an opportunity to work with you. Here are a few ways to collaborate:

  • Work together on implementing our code, provide engineering support, and answer questions

  • Feature you and your project in our upcoming AMA series

  • Promote your project across our social channels

  • Token swaps and joint projects

We have just a few asks in return – kindly give us credits on your social channels and include us in any token distributions :)

Logo & Media Kit

You can download Saddle's logo, guidelines, and brand assets from here.

Get in Touch

Want to work on something together?

  • Join our Discord and write a post in #partnership-intake-forum, or

  • Tweet or DM to us on Twitter

The following projects have used Saddle’s protocol code, with varying degrees of collaboration and support.

Find the forked projects of Saddle here

SushiSwap V3

Project: SushiSwap is an automated market-making (AMM) decentralized exchange (DEX). Besides DEX, SushiSwap involves a collection of governance, operations and reward contracts that help grow the ecosystem and utilization.

Chain: Ethereum blockchain.

Partnership: SushiSwap’s AMM uses Saddle’s StableSwap implementation for the pegged-assets pool.

Key People: SushiSwap was created in 2020 by a pseudonymous individual or group called Chef Nomi, along with co-founders, Sushiswap and 0xMaki.

Nerve Finance / Synapse

Project: Nerve / Synapse is a StableSwap automated market maker and trustless cross-chain bridge.

Chain: Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, Avalanche, Arbitrum.

Partnership: Nerve/Synapse’s AMM uses Saddle’s StableSwap implementation for pegged-asset pools and Ethereum off-ramp.

Key People: Nerve/Synapse's team stays anonymous. But you can follow the core team members via their twitter links (@AureliusBTC and @Socrates0x).


Project: Snowball is a yield optimizer on the Avalanche Network. Snowball combines multiple DeFi protocols to create an interconnected experience. Swap stablecoins, deposit liquidity, or auto-compound liquidity rewards.

Chain: Avalanche Network.

Partnership: Saddle financed Snowball’s AMM audits. Snowball also airdropped us their governance tokens.

Key People: The team is currently anon & was started by @AbominableSasquatch.

Iron Finance

Project: Iron Finance is a multi-chain, decentralized, non-custodial ecosystem of DeFi products, protocols, and use cases. IronSwap is an automated market maker (AMM) specialized for fast and efficient stablecoin swapping, aiming to have the best rates with the lowest fees and smallest slippage.

Chain: Polygon Network.

Partnership: IronSwap’s AMM uses Saddle’s StableSwap implementation for the pegged-assets pool.

Key People: The Iron Finance team is currently anonymous.

Hop Protocol

Project: Hop is a scalable rollup-to-rollup general token bridge. It allows users to send tokens from one rollup or sidechain to another almost immediately without having to wait for the networks challenge period. It works by involving market makers (referred to as Bonder) who front the liquidity at the destination chain for a small fee. The Bonder extends this credit in the form of hTokens which are then swapped for their native token counterpart in an AMM. The result allows users to seamlessly transfer tokens from one network to the next.

Chain: Ethereum, Polygon, xDai, Optimism, Arbitrum.

Partnership: Hop uses Saddle’s StableSwap as the AMM bridge.

Key People: The team comprises Chris Whinfrey and Shane Fontaine.


Saddle is backed by notable tech investors with a track record of working with successful web3 companies.


Framework is a venture firm that builds alongside the founders. Framework partners with founders and teams to build token-based networks and develop the requisite cryptoeconomics, governance, and community to scale.

Polychain Capital

Polychain Capital is the world’s premier digital asset investment fund. Based in San Francisco, Polychain actively manages global blockchain assets to achieve exceptional returns for their investors. Polychain values long-term vision, fierce intelligence, quantitative reasoning, and low-ego open-minded people.

Electric Capital

Electric Capital is an early-stage venture firm focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain, fintech, and marketplaces. EC invests in companies and protocols built on top of Programmable Money.

Dragonfly Capital

Dragonfly Capital is a cross-border cryptoasset investment firm. Dragonfly Capital Partners are investing in and supporting the most promising opportunities in the cryptoasset class. Managed by experienced VCs from the U.S. and Asia, Dragonfly Capital Partners brings together the leading participants in the decentralized economy.

Coinbase Ventures

Coinbase Ventures invests in companies building the open financial system. Coinbase ventures provide financing to promising early-stage companies that have the teams and ideas that can move the space forward in a positive, meaningful way.


Nascent is a global, multi-strategy investment firm focused on crypto & open finance.

Alameda Research

Alameda Research founded in October 2017 manages over $1 billion in digital assets and trade $1-10 billion per day across thousands of products: all major coins and altcoins, as well as their derivatives. Alameda has a full-scale global operation with the ability to trade in all major exchanges and markets.


Boost VC is an accelerator firm headquartered in San Mateo, California. Boost VC, founded in 2012, invests in pre-seed startups through its accelerator program. It seeks to invest in the cryptocurrency, virtual reality, augmented reality, space, robotics, artificial intelligence, biotech, ocean, and time travel technology sectors.


Thesis builds and funds products and protocols in cryptocurrency and decentralized technology.

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