Pantera Capital

Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and crypto assets.

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Dan Morehead

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Dan founded Pantera Capital Management LP in 2003. He also co-founded and was CEO of Atriax, an electronic foreign exchange platform. Prior to that, he was head of macro trading and CFO at Tiger Management, global head of FX options at Deutsche Bank in London, and managed derivatives trading units and a global macro fund in North America and Japan at Bankers Trust. Dan began his career at Goldman Sachs as a mortgage-backed securities trader. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize.


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joey krug

CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Joey joined Pantera to help manage the funds in 2017. Joey started programming in Applesoft BASIC when in middle school after his dad bought him an Apple II GS on eBay. He studied CS in college because he enjoys being able to translate his ideas into code. Prior to joining Pantera, Joey built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound (and did the first Bitcoin payment over sound) and Bluetooth. He is also a cofounder of the Forecast Foundation, a group that contributes to Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem. He also started an AngelList syndicate with a friend which is now one of the top fifteen by backing and is a Thiel Fellow and Edmund Hillary Fellow.


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Paul Veradittakit

PARTNER

As a partner at Pantera, Paul focuses on the firm’s venture capital and hedge fund investments. Since joining in 2014, he has helped launch Pantera Venture Fund II and the firm’s currency funds, executing over sixty investments. Paul also sits on the board of OpenToken and BitOasis, is a mentor at The House Fund, Boost VC, and Alchemist, and is an advisor to Orchid, Origin, and Icon. Paul’s prior experience includes working as an associate at Strive Capital, where he focused on investments in the mobile space, including an early stage investment in App Annie. He also performed partnerships and growth for Urban Spoils, a daily-deal aggregation startup, and worked with LECG and Hatch Consulting. Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.


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WILLIAM FAN

DIRECTOR OF QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIES

William joined Pantera to focus on quantitative trading strategies utilized by the Digital Asset Fund.  He previously worked at Zero-One Capital where he established himself as a proven investor in digital assets and a distinguished technologist in the fields of algorithms and machine learning. William holds active US patents and an outsized track record of innovation and leadership through prior experience at NASA JPL, Korenvaes Capital, Broadcom, and Project Orca (Broadcom-Google).  William graduated double B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in addition to a B.S. in Business, Economics, and Management from the Linde Institute of Caltech.


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DIRECTOR OF PLATFORM

Franklin serves as Pantera’s Director of Platform, focused on supporting and accelerating the firm’s portfolio companies. He was previously Vice President and Blockchain / Crypto Strategy Lead at J.P. Morgan, as a founding member of the Blockchain Center of Excellence in 2015.  He previously launched a blockchain-focused strategy consulting firm, as Founding Partner at Scale8 Partners and Associate Director at Wachsman. Franklin's previous experience includes corporate strategy and development at J.P. Morgan, early-stage investing at ff Venture Capital, and advising founders at Techstars. Franklin graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship.


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Lauren Stephanian

INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE

Lauren joined Pantera in 2018 to focus on the firm's Venture and ICO funds. Lauren has an extensive technical background, having received a degree in Computer Science and starting off her career as a software developer. Her previous experience includes working on a trading platform, working in trading at Bank of America, and venture capital.


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Vita Guttmann

INVESTMENT ANALYST

Vita joined Pantera in 2019 to focus on the firm’s venture and hedge fund investments.  She previously worked as a research analyst at Autonomous Partners, an investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based companies.  Vita also spent time at Bridgewater Associates as an investment associate.  She has worked closely with early stage tech companies at Unicef Innovation, in venture capital, and as the first product hire at a deep-tech startup. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Science Technology & Society and a B.A. in Classics.


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Matt Gorham, CFA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Matt originally joined Pantera in 2005 as a global macro trader and risk analyst. Prior to rejoining Pantera he was a portfolio analyst at Aperio Group, a quantitatively-oriented investment firm. He was also an equity trader at LPL Financial Services. Matt earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.


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Ryan Davis

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ryan joined Pantera in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, where he oversees all finance and accounting across the firm’s various fund strategies.  He previously served as the CFO of Echelon Asset Management, an online marketplace lending platform that manages a half-billion dollars, and as Vice President of Finance at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ryan began his career in Fund Management and Investor Relations at Bridgewater Associates.  Ryan graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.A. in Economics.


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paul brodsky

PARTNER

Before working with Pantera, Paul had a fourteen year career on Wall Street as an option and CMO trader at Kidder Peabody and Drexel Lambert. He subsequently spent seventeen years as a founder and portfolio manager for Spyglass Capital and QB Asset Management, and then consulted investors on their macro asset allocation process, producing the widely read MAI letter. Paul joined Pantera in October 2017.


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DENNIS CHOU

DIRECTOR OF TRADING

Dennis joined Pantera in 2018 as the Director of Trading.  He previously was a Partner at Cambrian Capital, an investment firm focused on global energy and natural resources sectors, where he led the firm’s trading and operations.  Prior to that, Dennis was the Controller at Menta Capital, a quantitatively-oriented investment firm.  He also served as a unit manager at State Street, one of the world’s largest asset administrators.  Dennis graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.


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gerald brant, CAIA

DIRECTOR OF CAPITAL FORMATION

Gerald focuses on capital formation and manages institutional investor relationships at Pantera.  Prior to joining Pantera in 2018, Gerald was a Director at Stonehaven, an award winning global placement agent firm.  He has extensive experience working with best in class alternative investment managers across multiple strategies including Global Macro and Telecom, Media & Technology. Earlier in his career, Gerald was Head of Marketing at CypressTree Investment Management in Boston.  Gerald began his career as an analyst on the Global Investment Strategy Research team at Merrill Lynch. Gerald graduated from Clark University with a B.A. in International Relations and received an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and serves on the Advisory Committee of the New York Chapter of the CAIA Association.