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, formerly 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, Blockfolio, 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. Pantera Capital is the first investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem. In 2013 Pantera launched the first crypto-currency fund in the United States — when bitcoin was at $65 /BTC. The firm subsequently launched the first exclusively-blockchain venture fund and is now raising its third venture fund. Pantera was also the first firm to offer a pre-auction ICO fund. Pantera Bitcoin Fund has returned over 12,000% in five years and has returned billions to its investors. Pantera currently manages $550mm in capital in seven funds across three product groups – passive, hedge, and venture.