Founded in 2013 as the first U.S. Bitcoin investment vehicle, Pantera Capital is the leading blockchain investment firm and one of the largest institutional owners of bitcoins. Our mission is to act as the catalyst for widespread blockchain adoption and innovation.
Exclusively focused on investing in blockchain technologies, the Pantera team is experienced in both traditional finance and the emergent blockchain technology. Having strong relationships with some of the most promising entrepreneurs and other top investors in the space, Pantera is fulfilling its strategic investment philosophy by building a diversified portfolio and bringing industry-specific value-add resources to its portfolio companies.
Within the next several years, we envision blockchains and digital currencies having an established, responsibly managed, and regulated role in the global economy, soon after disintermediating a myriad of industries.
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.