Fred Ehrsam

Fred Ehrsam

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Fred Ehrsam is the co-founder and General Partner at Paradigm. Previously, he co-founded Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency company in the US, and held the role of President from 2012 to 2017. In 2011, Fred bought his first Bitcoin and has been an angel investor in some of the most formative companies in the space. Before Coinbase, Fred was a foreign exchange trader at Goldman Sachs in New York. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics with honors and departmental distinction from Duke University.

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Investments

Name
Round
Valuation
Amount
Date
Seed -- $ 4.2 M
Nov 30, 2021
-- -- $ 12 M
Feb 19, 2021
Series B -- $ 10 M
Jan 26, 2021
Series A -- $ 10 M
Oct 20, 2018
-- -- $ 10.2 M
Aug 02, 2018
Private -- $ 45 M
Jul 09, 2018
Seed -- $ 3 M
May 24, 2018
Seed -- $ 6 M
May 10, 2018
Series A -- $ 12 M
Mar 21, 2018
Seed -- --
Dec 20, 2017
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