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.
Alexander Grieve is the Government Affairs at Paradigm. Presively he was Vice President at Tiger Hill Partners. Alexander Grieve graduated from Yale School of Management.
Alex Popescu is the Chief Compliance Officer at Paradigm. Prior to Paradigm, he served for fourteen years in various legal and compliance roles at Fortress Investment Group, a global investment manager offering credit, real estate, private equity, and permanent capital vehicle strategies. Most recently, he was the Director of Compliance for Fortress's Credit and Real Estate business. Before that, he was the Director of Compliance for Fortress's Private Equity business. He started his career as Regulatory Counsel, providing regulatory support for all of Fortress's business lines. Alex has a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from Columbia University.
Tal Broda was former Vice President of Engineering at Paradigm. Previously, he was Head of Platform at Citadel Securities, where he was responsible for leading teams that built and operated modern, scalable, and highly available platforms that provided the foundation for the firm's systems. Before joining Citadel Securities, Tal was Vice President of Engineering at D2IQ, an enterprise cloud company. Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer for SOASTA, a leader in digital performance management that is now part of Akamai. Tal also held senior engineering roles at Oracle earlier in his career. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and an MBA with honors from Columbia University in New York City.
Dan is the Editor in Chief at Variant. He has been writing about crypto since 2011. Prior to joining Variant, Dan was Editor in Chief at crypto news site Decrypt, where he recruited a team of writers and editors, led the site’s news strategy, created and hosted the gm podcast, planned and emceed live events, and moderated panels at conferences around the world. Before that, he spent five years at Yahoo Finance and five years at Fortune. He has written about tech, sports business, and books for a broad range of publications including Sports Illustrated, TIME, Vice, Air Mail, The Guardian, The Paris Review, NPR, Deadspin, Salon, The Daily Beast, The Morning News, and many more. He is the primary author of the 2013 book “Zoom: How to Supercharge Your Career.” He graduated from Middlebury College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Kevin has led early-stage investments in financial technology and developer products since joining Bain Capital Ventures in 2017. Prior to Bain Capital, Kevin was the first business hire and Head of Product at Fundera, a lending marketplace acquired by NerdWallet (NASDAQ: NRDS). After hard weeks in the email salt mines, Kevin likes to catch Magic: the Gathering prereleases and watch Team Liquid play Starcraft.
Srini Dhulipala is a General Partner at New Form managing Liquid Opportunities. He has 20+ years of experience running business verticals in risk management, portfolio construction and trading. Formerly, he was CIO & Founder of Kildonan Castle Asset Management; Head of Proprietary Credit trading and Global Head of Credit trading at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America; Credit Derivatives trader at Morgan Stanley. A former automotive design engineer, Srini holds and MBA from Columbia University and MS (Mech Eng) from Virginia Tech.
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.
Hart Lambur is Co-founder of UMA Protocol. He is a believer in Universal Market Access and decentralized finance. Previously, he was the founder of Openfolio, a trader at Goldman Sachs, and a Computer Science graduate from Columbia University.
Philip Simotas is an Investment Partner at New Form focusing on liquid opportunities. He has 30+ years of experience in business development, risk mgmt, operations, and trading. Most recently, Phil was the CFO of Datawhys, a data analytics SaaS firm; COO & head of Business Development of ROW asset mgmt, a $1.5B quantitative global macro fund; and President of FX Concepts, a $14B investment mgmt firm specializing in global fixed income and foreign exchange. Phil graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a BA in Economics.