I’ve always tried to push boundaries with my investing. Working with my colleagues at Lightspeed, that has manifested by investing in solo founders, crypto networks, globally distributed teams, ML/AI–driven businesses, and other promising themes. I feel very fortunate to have spent several years at Lightspeed peering into the future. Recently, however, I have focused all of my time investing in the blockchain space, with investments including Telegram, Audius, and several more still to be announced.
In keeping with the tradition of pushing the boundaries, in the coming weeks I will move to a Venture Partner role at Lightspeed as I pursue a new model for creating and capturing value in the blockchain ecosystem that extends beyond the traditional scope of venture capital. I am extremely excited about devoting myself to what I consider to be one of the most important economic and technological developments of our time.
I joined Lightspeed in 2016 and after many compelling investments, I am proud of what we have accomplished during my tenure. I am forever grateful to Barry, Chris, Ravi, Peter, Jeremy and the rest of the team for their trust, lessons, and Lightspeed’s ongoing support of this new adventure. I will continue to work with my Lightspeed portfolio companies and will forever be a part of this amazing family.