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. Dan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize.
Co-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
In 2013, Joey built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound and Bluetooth. In 2014, he left Pomona College to cofound one of the first projects and the first ICO on Ethereum called Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem designed to allow people to speculate on anything. He also started an AngelList syndicate which is now in the top 15 by backing. In 2017, he joined Pantera Capital to help manage the digital asset funds.
Paul Veradittakit is a Partner at Pantera Capital and focuses on the firm’s venture capital and hedge fund investments. Pantera Capital is the earliest and largest institutional investor in digital currencies and blockchain technologies, managing over $1B. Since joining in 2014, Paul has helped to launch the firm’s second venture fund and currency funds, executing over 60 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. Prior to joining Pantera, Paul worked at Strive Capital as an Associate focusing on investments in the mobile space, including an early stage investment in App Annie. Previously, Paul was at Hatch Consulting and LECG and performed partnerships and growth for Urban Spoils, an early stage startup in the daily deal space. Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Jed joined Pantera in 2013, as a Venture Partner on a part-time basis. He is the primary developer of Stellar, was the co-founder and chief technology officer of Ripple Labs and the original developer of Ripple. He created e-Donkey, the decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing network, which was the most widely-used file sharing network on the Internet in the mid-2000’s.
Charles joined Pantera in 2017 initially as a Summer Associate and now as a full time Quantitative Analyst. Previously he was a founding equity partner at Ocular Capital LLC, a hedge fund he and Brody started while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's also a two time winner of the Intel International Engineering Fair. In high school, he did a lot of work with multiparty computations on blockchains.
Brody joined Pantera in 2017 as a Quantitative Analyst. Previously he was a founding equity partner at Ocular Capital LLC, a hedge fund he and Charles started while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In high school he built an autonomous submarine using machine learning and signal processing.
Paul brings a wealth of experience to Pantera, including a fourteen-year career on Wall Street as an option and CMO trader (Kidder Peabody, Drexel Burnham Lambert), followed by a seventeen-year career as a portfolio manager for firms he founded (Spyglass Capital, QB Asset Management). Prior to joining Pantera in October 2017, Paul spent two years consulting investors on their macro asset allocation process, producing the widely read MAI letter.
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.