Justin Slaughter is the Policy Director at Paradigm. Prior to joining Paradigm, he was the Director of the office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and Senior Advisor to Acting Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Allison Herren Lee. Justin also served as Chief Policy Advisor and Special Counsel to former Commissioner Sharon Bowen at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and General Counsel to Senator Edward J. Markey. He has also worked as a consultant in private practice, focusing on fintech and smaller technology companies. To begin his career, Justin was a law clerk to Judge Jerome Farris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Katie Biber is the Chief Legal Officer at Paradigm, leading the firm's legal, regulatory, compliance and policy functions. Previously, she was Chief Legal Officer of Brex, a fintech startup reimagining financial systems for growing companies. Before Brex, Katie was General Counsel of Anchorage, a digital asset bank and platform, and she has also held leadership roles as General Counsel of Thumbtack and Senior Counsel at Airbnb. Additionally, Katie serves on the boards of directors of Anchorage, Code for America and Protocol Labs. She is a veteran of political campaigns, having served as General Counsel to Romney for President in 2012. Katie holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from George Washington University.
Nathan Apsel is the Chief Financial Officer at Maveron. Prior to joining Maveron, he was the Chief Financial Officer at 8VC and Paradigm. Before that, he was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he was part of the Asset Management Practice. Nathan holds a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.
Can Sun was previously general counsel at FTX. He is also a J.D. from Yale University.
Tim Ogilvie is Head of Staked at Kraken and was previously co-founder and CEO of Staked. He was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of AdBuyer.com, which was acquired by Mediaocean in 2011. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
Yuan Xia is the Founder & CEO of Secure3. Previously, he worked for GGV Capital, Airbnb, and Facebook. He is also the Founding Director & CSO of CertiK. He graduated from Purdue University and Yale University.
Jazear Brooks is the co-founder of Sifchain.
Dan Robinson is a General Partner and the Head of Research at Paradigm, 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.
Jake Schwartz is a Venture Partner at New Form focusing on firm strategy. Formerly Jake was co-founder and CEO of General Assembly, which sold to Adecco Group for over $400M in 2018. He has been actively investing in the blockchain sector since 2014 and is passionate about the technology's potential to challenge the existing structure of internet oligopolies. Jake holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from Wharton.
Andrew Israel is an Investment Partner at New Form. Previously, Andrew worked on private credit transactions at Morgan Stanley on the Lev Fin team. He has been an active participant in Web3 networks since 2017 and is motivated by distributed computing's potential to change the way individuals interact with money, property, and each other. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a BA in statistics, data Science, and economics.