Pantera’s competitive edge is built on thought leadership, technical talent, and years of investing exclusively in blockchain assets.
Dan founded Pantera Capital Management in 2003, managing over $1 billion of institutional investor assets in its now-discontinued global macro strategy. He previously served as Head of Macro Trading and CFO at Tiger Management with Julian Robertson. Dan began his career at Goldman Sachs as their first Asset-Backed Securities Trader. Dan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize for his thesis.
Joey joined Pantera in 2017 to manage the funds as co-CIO. Prior to Pantera, he co-founded the Forecast Foundation, a group that contributes to Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem. In 2013, Joey also built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound (and did the first Bitcoin payment over sound) and Bluetooth. He co-founded an AngelList syndicate, which is now one of the top fifteen by backing and is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. Joey studied Computer Science at Pomona College prior to pursuing his Thiel Fellowship.
Paul joined as a partner at Pantera in 2014, where he focuses on the firm’s venture capital and early-stage token fund investments. He has helped launch Pantera Venture Funds and the firm’s token funds, executing over 100 investments. Paul also sits on the board of Alchemy, Blockfolio, and Staked, is a mentor at The House Fund, Boost VC, and Creative Destruction Labs, and is an advisor to Audius, Ampleforth, and Set Labs. Paul’s prior experience includes working as an associate at Strive Capital, where he focused on investments in the mobile space, including an early stage investment in App Annie. He also performed partnerships and growth for Urban Spoils, a daily-deal aggregation startup, and worked with LECG and Hatch Consulting. Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
William joined Pantera to focus on quantitative trading strategies utilized by the Liquid Token Fund. He previously worked at Zero-One Capital where he established himself as a proven investor in digital assets and a distinguished technologist in the fields of algorithms and machine learning. William holds active US patents and an outsized track record of innovation and leadership through prior experience at NASA JPL, Korenvaes Capital, Broadcom, and Project Orca (Broadcom-Google). William graduated double B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in addition to a B.S. in Business, Economics, and Management from the Linde Institute of Caltech.
Franklin serves as Pantera's Director of Portfolio Development, focused on supporting and accelerating the firm’s portfolio companies. He was previously Vice President and Blockchain / Crypto Strategy Lead at J.P. Morgan, as a founding member of the Blockchain Center of Excellence in 2015. He previously launched a blockchain-focused strategy consulting firm, as Founding Partner at Scale8 Partners and Associate Director at Wachsman. Franklin's previous experience includes corporate strategy and development at J.P. Morgan, early-stage investing at ff Venture Capital, and advising founders at Techstars. Franklin graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship.
Lauren joined Pantera in 2018 to focus on the firm's venture and early-stage token funds. Lauren has an extensive technical background, starting off her career as a software developer. Her previous experience includes working on a trading platform, working in trading at Bank of America, and venture capital. Lauren graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Matt originally joined Pantera in 2005 as a global macro trader and risk analyst. Prior to rejoining Pantera, he was a portfolio analyst at Aperio Group, a quantitatively-oriented investment firm. He was also an equity trader at LPL Financial Services. Matt earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.
Ryan joined Pantera in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, where he oversees all finance and accounting across the firm’s various fund strategies. He previously served as the CFO of Echelon Asset Management, an online marketplace lending platform that manages a half-billion dollars, and as Vice President of Finance at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Ryan began his career in Fund Management and Investor Relations at Bridgewater Associates. Ryan graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.A. in Economics.
Dennis joined Pantera in 2018 as the Director of Trading. He previously was a Partner at Cambrian Capital, an investment firm focused on global energy and natural resources sectors, where he led the firm’s trading and operations. Prior to that, Dennis was the Controller at Menta Capital, a quantitatively-oriented investment firm. He also served as a unit manager at State Street, one of the world’s largest asset administrators. Dennis graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Gerald focuses on capital formation and manages institutional investor relationships at Pantera. Prior to joining Pantera in 2018, Gerald was a Director at Stonehaven, an award winning global placement agent firm. He has extensive experience working with best in class alternative investment managers across multiple strategies including Global Macro and Telecom, Media & Technology. Earlier in his career, Gerald was Head of Marketing at CypressTree Investment Management in Boston. Gerald began his career as an analyst on the Global Investment Strategy Research team at Merrill Lynch. Gerald graduated from Clark University with a B.A. in International Relations and received an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and serves on the Advisory Committee of the New York Chapter of the CAIA Association.
Kerry Wong is the Director of Investor Relations at Pantera Capital. Previously she was the Director of Investor Relations at Scalar Capital, a blockchain investment firm based in San Francisco. Prior to that, Kerry managed the west coast prime brokerage and capital introduction business for Barclays Bank and was part of Citibank's capital markets sales and trading team. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Economy from UC Berkeley and previously held FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Kerry is on the board of the Seattle Alternative Investment Association and volunteers for Help For Children.
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