Matt Huang

Matt Huang


Matt Huang is co-founder and Managing Partner at Paradigm. Previously, he was a partner at Sequoia Capital, focusing on early-stage venture investments, including leading the firm's cryptocurrency efforts. Matt was the founder and CEO of Hotspots, a Y Combinator company acquired by Twitter in 2012, and was an angel investor in companies such as Bytedance and Instacart. He bought his first Bitcoin from MtGox in 2012. Matt holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT.

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Hazel Chen

Hazel is the Chief of Staff at Shima Capital. She was a former management consultant at Bain & Company, where she specialized in due diligence, marketing strategy, and implementation for 2C businesses. She has also worked in investments, post-investment management, and advisory for both Web2 and Web3 venture capital firms.

Charlie Noyes

Charles Noyes is quantitative researcher and works on analytics and algorithmic trading at Paradigm, formerly Pantera Capital, the first hedge and venture capital fund in the blockchain industry, as well as serving on the Investment and Management Committees for all of their funds. His focus is on market microstructure, how the attributes of different blockchains and tokens affect the capital markets they drive, and how the space will continue to develop going forward. Two of those projects went on to win the Intel (now Regeneron) International Engineering Fair. He has been invited to speak at NSA, ACM, and similar venues about the potential of blockchain technology. Before joining Pantera, Noyes was a student at MIT and entered before completing high school, during which he began his career, working on various projects building on blockchain protocols.

Andrew Huang

Andrew Huang is the Founder of Conduit. He previously worked at Paradigm, and he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alessandro Chiesa

Alessandro Chiesa is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at StarkWare, Associate Professor at EPFL .

Arun Devabhaktuni

Arun Devabhaktuni is a professional with a background in systems biology, physics, and biology. He is currently a Lead Researcher at Mirana Ventures and an Angel Investor at Valhalla Capital. He has also served as the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of ZenMaid Software. Arun has received a PhD in Systems Biology from Stanford University School of Medicine and a BS in Physics and Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dan Elitzer

Dan Elitzer is co-founder at Nascent. Previously, Dan co-founded IDEO CoLab Ventures, a crypto-focused venture firm associated with the renowned design agency, IDEO. During that time, he also helped launch YAM Finance. Dan began his career in social enterprise and microfinance, working with both domestic social impact organizations and international development agencies. Dan earned an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he co-founded the MIT Bitcoin Club and MIT FinTech Club, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pomona College.

Rodolfo Gonzalez

Rodolfo Gonzalez is the Partner of Foundation Capital. Rodolfo has an MBA from MIT Sloan’s School of Management, with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship, and degrees in Marketing from ITESM and International Relations from UNAM Mexico.

Theo Diamandis

Theo is pursuing an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science PhD at MIT, where he works on algorithms for and applications of mathematical optimization. These interests inevitably led to him being nerd sniped by Guillermo into working on crypto. When he’s not working on optimization solvers for DeFi-related applications, Theo can be found backpacking or skiing in the California Sierras.

Justin Jow

Justin Jow is the VP Finance at OpenSea.He is ex Uber, Google. He graduated from Harvard University and MIT-Sloan School.

Nitya Subramanian

Nitya Subramanian is the founder of Capsule. He was the former product lead of Celo. Nitya Subramanian graduated from MIT.