Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies and companies in the space. Bitcoin is an entirely new thing – a “post-currency” ledger – that is borderless, secure, low-cost and which allows virtually instantaneous payment and transfer. We believe Bitcoin has the potential to transform the way we use money, and that it will do for payments what the Internet has done for communications and commerce.
Until recently, Pantera focused on global macro hedge fund investments. The firm was founded in 2003 by Dan Morehead, who was chief financial officer and head of Macro Trading at Tiger Management. The firm has shifted its investment advisory services to focus exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies and companies in the space.
Shareholders include Benchmark, Fortress Investment Group and Ribbit Capital.
Benchmark’s mission is to back great entrepreneurs who are changing the world. The firm is privileged to work alongside men and women who are taking big ideas and transforming them into successful companies. Benchmark investments include companies such as Grubhub, Instagram, New Relic, Nextdoor, Snapchat, Twitter, Uber, Yelp, Zendesk, and Zillow. Benchmark has offices in Woodside and San Francisco.
Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment firm with approximately $61.8 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,500 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of private equity, credit, liquid hedge funds, and traditional asset management strategies. Fortress is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FIG).
Ribbit Capital is a new venture capital organization focusing on changing the world of finance. Ribbit invests in entrepreneurs who see finance with the same eye for change with which others have looked at commerce, networking, and gaming.