Nick Pacilio


Nick Pacilio is Head of Communications at Nicholas Pacilio and was previously Director of Communications at Haun Ventures and PR Communications Manager at a16z crypto. Prior to that, he was senior PR Communications Manager at Twitter.

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Mike Lempres

Mike Lempres previously served as Executive Director, general counsel, and Head of government affairs at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously, he was Chief Policy officer at Coinbase. He has extensive expertise in emerging or challenging regulatory environments, international affairs and corporate governance. He was elected to the Atherton City Council and is an active board member in both private and non-profit entities.

Riyaz Faizullabhoy

Riyaz Faizullabhoy is the Co-Founder at Bastion and formerly CTO at a16z Crypto. Previously, he was in Security Infrastructure, Blockchain at Facebook, a founding engineer at Anchorage, and a Security Engineer at Docker. Work hard and be kind.

Hilary Kivitz

Hilary Kivitz is an angel investor. She works at a16z, Propel, and Ribbit Capital and has led a large number of financial technology investments. She received a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, a BPhil from Oxford University and a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley.

Christian Oestlien

Vice President, Product Management at YouTube, the most popular individual media platform in the world.

Ronny Conway

Ronny Conway is the Founder & General Partner at A.Capital. Prior to starting A.Capital, Ronny was one of the first Partners at Andreessen Horowitz, where he was the head of seed and early-stage investing and was involved in such high profile investments as Airbnb, Instagram, Optimizely, Pinterest, Dollar Shave Club and Twitter. Before a16z, Ronny spent six years at Google, and was one of the first employees at Google Ventures. Ronny has spent most of his life around venture capital, and received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

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.

Li Jin

Li Jin is the co-founder of Variant Fund and the founder of Atelier Ventures. Prior to that, Li Jin was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).

Jon Jones

Jon Jones is the Co-Founder of Supra. He is also involved in web3 venture studio Unitychain, where he co-founded and helped launch several blockchain projects in the region. Previously, he was the president of the Taiwan chapter of the Government Blockchain Association, where he advocated for the strategic advancement of blockchain technology in the government and corporate sector.

Nina Suthers

Nina is the chief marketing officer at Variant where she is responsible for the brand, marketing, communications, and events. She also advises projects in our portfolio on their marketing strategy. Nina was previously a marketing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she helped build the crypto fund’s brand through media, events and special programs like the Crypto Startup School. Prior to her work at a16z, she was an account director at the OutCast Agency, a marketing agency specializing in comms, creative, and digital.

Caoimh Conway

Caoimh Conway is a Research Data Engineer at Polychain Capital and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Data Science. Caoimh previously worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for Falcon Ambulance.