Pantera Capital

Pantera Capital

Pantera is an investment company which focused on ventures and projects related to digital currency, crypto assets and blockchain technology.

Pantera was founded in 2013 by CEO Dan Morehead, a former chief financial officer and head of macro trading at hedge fund Tiger Management. Pantera announced in March 2014 that it had shifted its focus to bitcoin and other digital currencies, having previously been primarily working with global macro hedge-fund investments. Pantera’s portfolio investments include bitcoin services provider BitPesa, exchange platform Bitstamp, BitPagos Inc., 21 Inc., Ripio Credit Network, ChangeTip, Circle and Xapo. In 2014, Pantera announced a partnership with Fortress Investment Group, Benchmark and Ribbit Capital to create a shared bitcoin investment fund led by Pantera, Pantera Bitcoin Partners. In October 2017, Pantera Capital along with Blockchain Capita and Polychain Capital contributed $50 million to Kik Interactive Inc's presale. In the same month Pantera raised $5 million in video streaming token pre-sale.

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Abra

Augur

Basecoin

Bitaccess

Bitcoin

Bitoasis

Bitpesa

Bitstamp

Brave

BTCJam

Chronicled

Codex Protocol

Computable

Dmarket

Earn

Enigma

Ethereum

Filament

Filecoin

Fragments

Omisego

Opentoken

Opskins

Origin

Ox

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Funded Companies

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Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville.

Harbor is a company developing and providing a decentralized compliance protocol for standardizing cryptocurrency (tokenized) securities.

Audius' mission is to create a fully decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners collaborating to share and defend the world's music.

Flexa is a New York-based company founded by Trevor Filter, Zachary Kilgore and Tyler Spalding.

Tagomi combines institutional-grade services with superior execution technology for trading digital assets and crypto.

StarkWare is an Israel-based blockchain company.

ODX is a Makati-based company.

Offchain Labs is a New York-based company.

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Brody West

Principal

Dan Morehead

Founder, CEO, and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Jed McCaleb

Investment Committee Member

Joey Krug

Co-Chief Investment Officer

Matt Gorham

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Brodsky

Partner

Paul Veradittakit

Partner

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Financial Times
May 21, 2020
Ars Technica
Volatility in cryptocurrency prices causes big losses for highly-leveraged funds.
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
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U.S.
U.S. blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital said on Thursday approximately a quarter of the fund's capital was invested in projects or digital assets that may not have been compliant with U.S. securities regulations.
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