Paradigm is a US-based investment company from San Francisco, founded in 2018 by Matt Huang (partner at Sequoia Capital) and Fred Ehrsam (co-founder of Coinbase), focused on crypto and blockchain-related technologies across the globe, backing the bold and proficient Web3 teams at the earliest stages.
Paradigm practices a fully dedicated hands-on approach in assisting portfolio projects and reaching their full potential, through the different stages from the engineering phase, cyber-security, operational, recruiting, financial and business strategies.
Paradigm is a top-tier VC fund with a well-weighted reputation, which is based in San Francisco and focused on supporting the prominent crypto-teams, protocols and blockchain-based technologies, that push the boundaries of things we will use tomorrow, backing projects from the product design and strategy till the breakeven point.
The fund was founded by two partners with a considerable crypto-background and deep professional track in the industry - Matt Huang a former partner at Sequoia Capital, and Fred Ehrsam co-founder of Coinbase. By basing on this DNA, Paradigm actively contributes to the development of portfolio projects across various domains, such as marketing, legal, talent research, cyber-security, business strategy and product development, which in combination with strong community loyalty and impressive funding capacity () makes the fund a powerful player in the crypto investment industry.
Here are some of the notable teams that received funding from the Paradigm fund: Coinbase, Optimism, Chainalysis, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Cosmos, and a dozen of other not-mentioned, but highly recognizable Web3 players.
Up to date, the balance of interests is spread out in this way:
Total number of investments: 93
Blockchain Service: 32.1%
Blockchain Infrastructure: 13.6%