Joining Paradigm

Jul 06, 2021 | Anish Agnihotri

I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined Paradigm as a Research Associate to help Fred Ehrsam, Matt Huang, and the rest of team Paradigm build the best crypto-native investment firm in technology.

As a hacker at heart, nothing is more important to me than the bridge between research and applied engineering. Through tools like Comp.Vote and or hacks like PartyBid and daochess (inspired by Paradigm’s very own Dave White), I experiment with new mechanisms and build useful tooling.

This freedom to investigate and invent is the core ethos of cryptocurrency itself. Paradigm embraces this ethos wholeheartedly. The team’s unwavering commitment to charting the unknown and hands-on approach to portfolio support is second to none.

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside Dan Robinson, Georgios Konstantopoulos, samczsun, and Dave White—individuals I’ve long admired and whose work sets Paradigm apart from every other source of capital in crypto. I continue to be impressed by their intellectual rigor and enthusiasm for supporting the companies, protocols, and currencies of tomorrow. I’m equally excited to work with Arjun Balaji, Charlie Noyes, and Casey Caruso on the Paradigm investment team.

My focus will primarily be on contributing to research and development on the frontier of the crypto industry, working closely with our portfolio companies. If you’re working on something interesting, please reach out to me at!

As I embark on this journey, I remain thankful to close friends and colleagues who have shaped who I am today, including Mike Demarais, Joseph Albanese & Kushal Byatnal, Kevin Owocki, Vivek Singh, Scott Moore, Olaf Carlson-Wee, Niraj Pant, Will Wolf, Akilesh Potti, the research team at Polychain Capital, and countless others.

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