Paul VeradittakitSan Francisco, California, United States
Apr 2014 - Current
At Pantera I’m a swiss army knife: I have my hand in a number of activities. On any given day I might work with a company to negotiate a new deal, delegate operational tasks to our team, or solve problems for our portfolio companies. I’m passionate about how the blockchain will bring transparency, efficiency, and cost-savings for institutions and corporations. My favorite part of my role is learning about new technologies or products that are going to revolutionize how value is transferred among different parties. Some achievements I’m proud of include: - Closed 60 venture investments; sourcing most of them - Closed 40 Token pre-sale Investments; sourcing, fundraising, token economics, and marketing - Authoring monthly investor letters and speaking at industry events; I enjoy serving as a resource for other investors - Building relationships with incubators, startups, and institutions and discovering unexpected, but valuable opportunities for everyone involved
Dec 2019 - Current
Leading developer platform for decentralized technologies. Pantera Capital led the Series A with participation from Stanford University, Coinbase, Samsung, SignalFire, plus angels like Charles Schwab, Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Google chairman John Hennessy and more.
Creative Destruction Lab
Jul 2019 - Current
The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures.
Jan 2019 - Current
Staked runs staking nodes on behalf of institutional investors, allowing them to earn the staking rewards offered by proof-of-stake currencies. To learn more, please visit https://www.staked.us/
Nov 2018 - Current
Blockfolio is the #1 portfolio management and social network for the crypto currency industry
Sep 2018 - Current
Audius' mission is to create a fully decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners collaborating to share and defend the world’s music. To find out more, please visit: https://audius.co Seed round was funded by General Catalyst, Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, and Kleiner Perkins.
Aug 2018 - Current
Decentralized, automated asset management. Seed round led by Craft Ventures, VY Capital, DFJ, Kindred Ventures, Haystack Ventures, Social Capital, and others.
Feb 2018 - Current
Moving humanity forward through the power of personal AI
Nov 2017 - Current
Ampleforth is a digital asset protocol for creating fair, independent money. To find out more, please visit https://www.ampleforth.org/ Investors include Pantera Capital, True Ventures, Founder Collective, Brian Armstrong, and others.
Oct 2017 - Current
The sharing economy without the intermediaries
Aug 2017 - Current
The Orchid Protocol is the decentralized, open-source technology for an Internet free from surveillance and censorship. The seed round was funded by Sequoia, A16Z, DFJ, and others.
May 2017 - Current
VentureBeat Silicon Valley Startup Accelerator of the year drawing from Harvard, Stanford and Ivy League schools. Other mentors include Tim Draper and, Vinod Khosla.
The House Fund
Mar 2017 - Current
The House Fund is a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund investing in Berkeley's top student, faculty, and alumni startups.
Advisory Board Member
Blockchain Education Network
Jan 2017 - Current
Strategic advisor, helping with corporate engagement, relationships, and fundraising when needed.
Feb 2015 - Current
If you know me well, you know that I can’t stop talking about blockchain and virtual reality technologies. That’s why I am helping to advance Boost VC's portfolio. I have no doubt that a number of successful companies will come out of this incubator.
Golden Gate Ventures
Jun 2012 - Dec 2017
As someone with a strong curiosity for Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, working with this incubator was a natural step. I’ve advised Golden Gate’s leadership on everything from product management and business development, to social media strategies, user acquisition, and data analytics.
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014
The bulk of my work with Strive centered on the creation of a creating a data-driven strategies that proved to be invaluable in sourcing the firm’s deal flow. I also handled key due diligence, business modeling, and negotiations that led to notable investments such as: App Annie: Analytics / intelligence platform for mobile apps (subsequent rounds involved Sequoia Capital and Institutional Venture Partners) Everpix: Smart photo organization platform Metago: Maker of the Astro Cloud & File Manager (90+ Mn users) KeepSafe: The simple way to keep personal things to yourself (50+ Mn users)
May 2008 - Dec 2010
This role was my first experience in the venture capital world and I was instantly hooked by the the chance to work with entrepreneurs, products, and technology aimed at changing the world. During my time with Hatch Consulting, I provided strategic analysis, investment pitch decks, and financial projections to support short- and long-term objectives.
Jul 2007 - Mar 2008
At LECG, I created analysis-driven models to value insurance damages on litigation cases for Fortune 500 companies.
University of California, BerkeleyBA