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.
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.
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.
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 from Columbia University and starting off her career as a software developer. Her previous experience includes working on a trading platform, trading at a top-tier bank, and venture capital.
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.
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.
Bill joined Pantera in early 2018 to manage the Capital Formation and Investor Relations functions of the firm. Prior to joining Pantera, he co-founded Deutsche Bank’s Hedge Fund Priority Client group and managed ING Barings’ emerging markets institutional debt sales team. Bill began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in their Sao Paulo and London offices, where he advised multinational corporations on cross-border funding activities of their Latin America-domiciled operations. Bill graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in International Business. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) member.
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.
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.