In my experience, luck doesn’t come to you. You make it happen!
With this mindset, I’ve helped brilliant people solve big problems in new, exciting ways for more than 5 years through my work in the venture capital space.
It doesn’t matter if I’m negotiating an agreement, steering an acquisition process, or managing an “out there” request—I work tirelessly to make things happen. Beyond my unmatched work ethic, colleagues know me for my ability to spark strong relationships in an instant.
Apr 2014 – Present
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 15 venture investments; sourcing most of them, securing $70M in subsequent funding and facilitating 1 acquisition
* Authoring monthly investor letters and speaking at industry events; I enjoy serving
as a resource for other venture capitalists
* Building relationships with incubators, startups, and institutions and discovering unexpected, but valuable opportunities for everyone involved
Jul 2015 – Present
*Facilitated acquisition of ChangeTip to Airbnb*
Once I became involved with ChangeTip through Pantera Capital, I helped direct the company’s product strategy and forged invaluable partnerships. If you’re looking for a community of true enthusiasts pioneering new use-cases for micropayments, ChangeTip is your team.
Golden Gate Ventures
Jun 2012 – Present
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.