Balaji Srinivasan


Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Network State. He was formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and is an early investor in many successful tech companies and crypto protocols, including Alchemy, Ava Labs, Bitcoin, Cameo, Chainlink, Clubhouse, Dapper Labs, Ethereum, Instadapp, NEAR Protocol, OnDeck, Opensea, Solana, Soylent, Superhuman, Synthesis, and Zora. Dr. Srinivasan is also the cofounder of (acquired by Coinbase), Counsyl (acquired by Myriad), Teleport (acquired by Topia), and Coin Center. He holds a BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Token Issuance
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Series A -- $ 25 M
Nov 08
-- -- $ 2.5 M
Oct 27
Pre-Seed -- $ 1.5 M
Oct 17
-- -- $ 3.5 M
Oct 06
-- -- $ 33 M
Sep 21
Seed -- $ 4.5 M
Sep 13
Pre-Seed -- $ 1.8 M
Sep 11
Seed -- $ 3 M
Aug 27
-- -- $ 2.3 M
Aug 16
Seed -- $ 7.5 M
Aug 15
Pre-Seed -- --
Jul 27
-- -- $ 1 M
Jul 20
-- -- $ 3.6 M
Jul 13
Seed -- $ 15 M
Jun 08
Seed -- $ 10 M
Jun 06
Seed -- $ 4 M
May 18
Seed -- $ 5 M
Apr 13
Strategic -- $ 4 M
Apr 06
Seed -- $ 2.8 M
Apr 06
Seed -- $ 6 M
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Kathryn Haun

Katie Haun is the CEO and Founder of Haun Ventures, a $1.5 billion venture capital fund focused on web3. Previously, she was a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, and co-chaired its three crypto funds. Additionally, she serves on the Coinbase board as its first independent director, where she chairs its Nomination and Governance Committee and is a member of its Compensation Committee. She has testified before both houses of Congress on the intersection of technology and regulation, and has taught at Stanford's GSB.

Surojit Chatterjee

Surojit Chatterjee is former Chief Product Officer at Coinbase. Surojit Chatterjee is joining Coinbase as our new Chief Product Officer after spending 11 years at Google. Coinbase is a product-led company, and Surojit will play a critical role in making the cryptoeconomy accessible to millions more people through Coinbase’s suite of products. Most recently, Surojit was Vice President of Product at Google, where he led Google Shopping, which helps people discover and compare products on Google. Before leading Google Shopping, Surojit was the Head of Product at Flipkart, a popular Indian e-commerce site, leading product management, user experience, product operations, and data science. Prior to Flipkart, Surojit was a founding member of Google’s mobile search ads product.

Steven Willinger

Steven Willinger is the Partner of Blockchain Builders Fund. Presively he was Ventures Lead at Coinbase. Product Management at Blockstream. GTM at Google. Steven Willinger graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Mike Lempres

Mike Lempres is the former Chief Compliance Officer of Coinabse and currently serves as a board member and advisor to numerous companies.

Linus Chung

Linus Chung is the Head of Product of Magic Eden. He previously served as vice president of product at Origin Protocol and Director of Product at Coinbase.

Guy Wuollet

Guy Wuollet is a partner on the a16z crypto investment team. Guy focuses on infrastructure and application layer investments across crypto. He believes decentralized networks can better align incentives on the Internet and enable the future of commerce and communication. Prior to joining a16z, he worked on independent research in concert with Protocol Labs. His work focused on building decentralized networking protocols and upgrading Internet infrastructure. Guy holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he rowed on the Varsity Crew team.

Alex Pruden

Alex Pruden is Chief Executive Officer at Aleo, ex-Deal Partner at Andreessen-Horowitz (Crypto Vertical).He is a former U.S. Army Infantry and Special Operations officer with a deep passion for applied cryptography and blockchain technology. I am currently pursuing my MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, after which I aspire to create a more secure, transparent, and equitable future for my children and their generation to experience.

Ali Yahya

Ali Yahya is a partner on the a16z crypto investment team. Previously, he was a software engineer and machine learning researcher at GoogleX and Google Brain, where he worked on learning algorithms for robotic manipulation, and developed Google's open source machine learning library, TensorFlow. Ali discovered the Bitcoin whitepaper as a computer science undergraduate at Stanford University. He became fascinated by the computer science implications and went down the rabbit hole, but somehow missed the economic implications until a few years later, and so sadly did not mine any from his dorm room. While at Stanford, Ali conducted research with Professors David Mazieres, Nick McKeown, and David Cheriton at the intersection of computer security, networking, and distributed systems. Fun fact: For three months in 2008, Ali followed a polyphasic sleep schedule, sleeping an average of 2.5 hours a night by taking a twenty-minute nap every four hours.

Anjney Midha

VP of Platform Ecosystem at Discord, and the general partner of a16z. CEO, Co-founder of Ubiquity6 Inc. (acquired by Discord).

Nemil Dalal

Nemil Dalal is Product Manager at Coinbase, Writer, coder, hacker. CryptoFinance. Seasoned financial services executive and product manager with strong technical expertise and management experience with leading American financial institutions. Focus on Bitcoin, blockchain, and Ethereum smart contracts. Y Combinator alum, Stanford MBA and electrical engineer. Early stage venture investments in cryptocurrency startups. Blog on crypto, software engineering, and media topics at