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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.

Founded:
June 2018
CoinLaunch Score: Last update:
High 15 Jun 2023

Paradigm Overview

Type: Venture
Total Investment: 7
Project Support: Very High
Social Influence: Very High
Last Investment: 20 May
Region of Origin: USA / CA
Influence Geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia, Middle East
Type of project assistance: Product Dev; Listing; Tokenomics; Market Making; Financing; Recruiting; Legal, Marketing; Security
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Paradigm - About

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% 
DeFi: 21% 
CeFi: 14.8% 
Blockchain Infrastructure: 13.6% 
NFT: 9.9% 
GameFi: 6.2% 
Social: 2.5%

Paradigm - Indusries

Paradigm Team

Matt Huang
Matt Huang
Co-Founder
Nick Martitsch
Nick Martitsch
Head of Market Development
Yang You
Yang You
Head of Design
Fred Ehrsam
Fred Ehrsam
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson
General Partner & Head of Research
Alana Palmedo
Alana Palmedo
COO & Managing Partner
Nathan Apsel
Nathan Apsel
CFO
Alexander Walterspiel
Alexander Walterspiel
Head of Trading & Managing Partner
Katie Biber
Katie Biber
CLO
Dan McCarthy
Dan McCarthy
Head of Talent
Teresa G. Grandía
Teresa G. Grandía
Head of Business Operations
Loren Siebert
Loren Siebert
Head of Engineering

Paradigm News

Paradigm – Investments

Project Score Date Price Status Industry
Starknet logoStarknet
88
N/APast
Starknet logoStarknet
88
N/APast
blast logoBlast
80
N/APast
aevo logoAevo
90
$0.13Past
aevo logoAevo
90
$0.25Past

Paradigm – Co-investors

Fund Score Type Project Support Social Influence Co-investments
Coinbase Ventures logoCoinbase VenturesVery HighExchangeVery HighVery High
3
Polychain Capital logoPolychain CapitalVery HighVentureHighLow
2
MultiCoin logoMulticoin CapitalHighVentureVery HighMedium
2
Floodgate logoFloodgateN/AVentureN/AN/A
2
Elad Gil photoElad GilN/AAngel InvestorsN/AN/A
2
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