VC Associate @ Paradigm in San Francisco, CA

Paradigm is a San Francisco-based investment firm focused on crypto and blockchain-related technologies across the globe.  We are a registered investment adviser with the SEC and make investments in companies and protocols at all stages, ranging from early-stage venture financing rounds to growth equity to liquid token assets.  Paradigm was co-founded in 2018 by Matt Huang (former Partner at Sequoia Capital) and Fred Ehrsam (Co-founder of Coinbase), and since then we’ve been hard at work building a world-class team to support our portfolio of 30+ companies and the crypto ecosystem globally, with the broader goal of accelerating crypto’s ability to improve people’s lives worldwide. 
We’re looking to add our first investment associate — someone who will source new investments and work alongside our partners through the full lifecycle of the investment process.


  • Sourcing and generating new investment opportunities, both public and private
  • Working closely to support Investment Partners on the full lifecycle of making investments: conducting diligence, making investment recommendations, and helping the portfolio
  • Developing a prepared mind about emerging frontiers (e.g. DeFi in 2018, NFTs in 2020, etc) through deep research and market mapping


  • Intense curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Strong knowledge of the crypto space
  • Scrappiness; willingness to roll up sleeves
  • Team player
  • Clear and concise communication
  • Growth mindset
  • Bonus: Ability to evaluate highly technical companies and protocols
  • Bonus: Strong network within crypto

If interested, please apply here.

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