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 digital asset funds in 2017. He is also the co-founder of Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem designed to allow people to speculate on anything. It was the first ICO on Ethereum. Prior to joining Pantera, Joey built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound and Bluetooth. He also started an AngelList syndicate which is now one of the top fifteen by backing.

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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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jed mccaleb

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Jed joined Pantera in 2013 as a Venture Partner on a part-time basis. He is the primary developer of Stellar, a new decentralized payment gateway, and the original developer, co-founder and chief technology officer of Ripple Labs, the second largest digital currency by market capitalization.  Additionally, he created eDonkey, a decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing network, which was the most widely-used file sharing network on the Internet in the mid-2000s.

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brody west

PRINCIPAL

Brody joined Pantera in 2017 as a Quantitative Analyst and transitioned into his role as a principal in 2018. He has a remarkable technical background, having built an autonomous submarine using machine learning and signal processing in high school. Brody was also a founding equity partner at Ocular Capital LLC, a hedge fund he co-founded while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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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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.