Arjun Balaji

Arjun Balaji


Arjun Balaji is Investment Partner at Paradigm. Formerly, Founder, Managing Partner of Shomei Capital. Professional risk taker. Enjoy: markets, watches, meta-twitter, and documentaries. Open-sourcing my thinking.

Education Experience

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Bala Varadhan

In his role at Fidelity Investments, Bala Varadhan is responsible for Avon Ventures. Bala Varadhan graduated from Northwestern University.

Katie Biber

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

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.

Ramu Arunachalam

Ramu Arunachalam is the General Partner at A.Capital. Ramu was most recently a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. A computer scientist by training, Ramu has over a decade of operating experience in product management and engineering at both startups and public companies. Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Ramu led new product initiatives in Big Data for Aster Data (acquired by Teradata). Earlier in his career, Ramu was an engineer at VMware and part of the team that developed the industry’s first virtual switch for VMware’s flagship ESX server product line. Ramu holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (with University Honors) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Avery Ching

Avery Ching is the co-founder and CTO of Aptos. He has worked at Meta as a lead software engineer for over 10 years and was the technical lead of the Novi team, the original Meta-owned crypto wallet.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan is a Podcast Host at Good Game Podcast, a Core Contributor for Alliance, and a Co-Founder and Venture Partner for Volt Capital. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Paul Ridley

Paul Ridley is the CEO of Old Street Digital. Additionally, he is the Wholesale Digital Officer at Nomura. He holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Dan Robinson

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.

Yuan Sun

Yuan Sun is a co-founder of Nest Wallet and was previously a data scientist at LinkedIn and Google. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and Northwestern University.

Roy Lu

Roy Lu is a partner at LongHash Ventures and was previously a partner at HashKey Capital.