Fred Ehrsam is co-founder and Managing Partner at Paradigm. Previously, Fred co-founded Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency company in the US, and held the role of President from 2012 to 2017. Fred purchased his first Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an angel investor in some of the space’s most formative companies. Prior to Coinbase, Fred was a foreign exchange trader at Goldman Sachs in New York. Fred holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics with honors and departmental distinction from Duke University.
Matt Huang is co-founder and Managing Partner at Paradigm. Previously, Matt was a partner at Sequoia Capital focusing on early-stage venture investments including leading the firm’s cryptocurrency efforts. Matt was the founder and CEO of Hotspots, a YCombinator company acquired by Twitter in 2012, and angel investor in companies such as Bytedance and Instacart. He purchased his first Bitcoin from MtGox in 2012. Matt holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT.
Alana Palmedo is a Partner and COO at Paradigm leading all business functions including operations, finance, legal, business development and investor relations. Alana began her career in asset management in 2008 at Cascade Investment, LLC, the investment office for Bill & Melinda Gates. She later joined the investment team at the Boston University Investment Office. Alana earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and BBA from Pacific Lutheran University.
Gus Coldebella is Paradigm’s general counsel. Previously, Gus was chief legal officer at Circle, overseeing the firm’s legal, compliance, regulatory, and public policy efforts. Earlier in his career, he served as the top lawyer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a litigation partner at Goodwin Procter, and a prosecutor in Massachusetts. Gus earned a B.A. from Colgate, where he is currently a vice-chair of its board of trustees, and a law degree magna cum laude from Cornell.
Arjun Balaji is an Investment Partner focused on crypto investments. Previously, Arjun was an independent cryptocurrency analyst, consulting with NY-based hedge funds and family offices on allocation models, mining, crypto-derivatives, and other financial services and infrastructure businesses. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.
Charlie Noyes is an Investment Partner focused on crypto investments. Previously, Charlie was a member of the investment team at Pantera Capital, where he co-led early stage investments for the firm. Charlie became interested in crypto markets at a young age, and attended MIT for one year before dropping out to focus on crypto full-time. His research on blockchain technology began during his high school years and has been recognized by the Intel competitions, the NSA, and the ACM, among others.
Dan Robinson is a Research Partner focused on crypto investments and research into open-source protocols. Previously, Dan was a protocol researcher at Interstellar. Before Interstellar, Dan practiced as a litigation attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.
Georgios Konstantopoulos is a Research Partner focused on Paradigm’s portfolio companies and research into open-source protocols. Previously, Georgios was an independent consultant and researcher focused on cryptography, information security and mechanism design. He earned his M.Eng. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Sam is a Research Partner focused on Paradigm’s portfolio companies and research into security and related topics. Previously, Sam was a security engineer at Trail of Bits where he worked on improving security tooling for developers and helped clients write safer code. In his spare time, Sam helps secure the cryptocurrency ecosystem by responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities and publishing educational resources.
Tyler Crimm is the Lead Engineer at Paradigm. He started his career as a software engineer at Salesforce in 2013. Prior to joining, Tyler was an engineer at AppOmni where he focused on client solutions and feature development. Tyler holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Dan McCarthy is a Talent Partner focused on helping Paradigm’s portfolio companies build world-class teams. He began his career in engineering recruiting at Google before joining Clever (YC S12) as its first recruiter and later its head of talent. Most recently, he led Lime’s executive recruiting team across operations in San Francisco and Shenzhen. Dan holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.
Gillian Reid is an Executive Assistant at Paradigm. Previously, she was the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant at Lyra Management LLC. Before Lyra, Gillian interned and worked for the United States House and Senate, in the offices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Senator Barbara Boxer, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. She earned a B.A. in History at the University of Oregon.
Holly Morgan-Winsdale is an Executive Assistant at Paradigm. Holly moved from the UK in 2012. Holly started her career at The British International School. She previously worked at Thoma Bravo and Everlane, where she supported the CEO. Holly earned her B.A in Anthropology & Cultural Studies from The University of Sussex.