11.24.2021 | Matt Huang
Like many of our best decisions at Paradigm, the decision to hire Georgios Konstantopoulos in 2020 began in the spirit of experimentation.
We knew that great crypto/Web3 engineering talent was scarce. And we kept noticing an insanely brilliant and productive Greek engineer showing up as a consultant across our portfolio and coming up in conversations with engineers and researchers. We always love opportunities to work with special individuals even if they may not slot into a predetermined role, so we brought Georgios onto the team as our second Research Partner to keep doing what he does best: jumping in to help crypto/Web3 projects with their toughest engineering challenges.
In the time since, Georgios has become an essential member of the Paradigm team: contributing to the portfolio, publishing open source research, collaborating with the investment team to diligence and sponsor investments, building internal and open source software, tweeting about Rust/dapptools, and more.
Today, we are excited to announce Georgios as our new Chief Technology Officer. He will continue to be a Research Partner, publishing industry-leading work and helping out our portfolio (don’t panic!). But Georgios will now also:
Paradigm is itself a crypto/Web3 startup, and our technology needs are growing. Operating in a new market like crypto has required us to build a lot of proprietary software. This includes systems that help us manage our finance and operational needs, as well as crypto-native tools for trading, voting, staking, minting NFTs, and otherwise participating on-chain.
When we envision how Paradigm will evolve over the next ten years, it seems obvious that technology will play a larger and larger role. We can think of nothing more appropriate than Georgios taking a leadership role in helping us build towards this future.
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