Technical Blockchain Seed Investor

CoinFund

CoinFund

Full-time
New York, NY, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Miami, FL, USA · United States · Remote
150,000 – 400,000 USD per year
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023

About CoinFund

At CoinFund, our mission is to Champion the Builders of the New Internet, powered by foresight as active investors to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Since 2015, we’ve partnered with the most promising creators behind blockchain, web3, and decentralization technologies that are shaping the future of the internet itself. Through our seed, venture and liquid strategies, we are a cryptonative firm that invests in emergent technologies before they’re trends. Today, CoinFund has a portfolio of over 120 companies, protocols, and projects across the blockchain space – and we are just getting started.

We are as diligent and thoughtful with our hiring process as we are with our investment practice. We look for candidates who are invested in the long-game of crypto and can’t imagine a better industry in which to spend the next several years of their career. Additionally, we align with individuals who are mission-driven – those who abandon ego and act in service of our investors, our portfolio company founders, and, ultimately, the crypto end-user. Finally, we optimize for those with a healthy risk appetite. We are excited by talent who can thrive in ambiguity and embrace both the vicissitudes and the promises of this breakthrough industry.

Learn more about our approach, our team and the incredible portfolio companies we believe in.

The Role: Technical Blockchain Investor

As a Technical Blockchain Seed Investor at CoinFund, you will play a pivotal role in driving our investment strategy through in-depth technical research within the crypto industry. This role is tailored for a candidate deeply immersed in the crypto ecosystem, possessing the technical acumen to unravel complex blockchain technologies. You will collaborate closely with principal and partner-level investors, providing key insights and support to inform our investment decisions. You will also be learning our world-class due diligence process for crypto and web3 investing.

Responsibilities:

  • Deep Technical Research:
    • Conduct extensive technical research on blockchain projects, consensus mechanisms, and emerging technologies within the crypto space.
    • Stay abreast of advancements in cryptography, smart contract platforms, gaming, AI, DeFi, and ZK to identify investment opportunities.
  • Due Diligence Support:
    • Collaborate with investment teams to perform due diligence on potential investments, assessing the technical viability and risks associated with blockchain projects.
    • Provide comprehensive reports and technical insights to support investment decision-making processes.
  • Technical Due Diligence and Reporting:
    • Generate technical reports and analyses on the current and future state of the crypto landscape, contributing to the firm's thought leadership.
    • Summarize complex technical concepts into accessible insights for non-technical team members and stakeholders.
  • Cryptonative Expertise:
    • Bring a deeply crypto-native perspective to the team, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the industry's nuances and the ability to navigate the evolving crypto ecosystem.
    • Leverage deep understanding of the cultural, technological, and regulatory nuances unique to the crypto space to help drive data-driven investment decisions.
  • Drive Returns:
    • Work closely with principal and partner-level investors, providing technical expertise to inform investment strategies.
    • Act as a bridge between technical intricacies and investment decisions, contributing to the success of the investment team

Qualifications:

  • Technical Proficiency: Demonstrated expertise in blockchain technologies, smart contracts, cryptography, and/or decentralized systems.
  • Foresight: A keen ability to anticipate and identify emerging trends within the crypto landscape before they gain mainstream recognition.
  • Crypto-Native Experience: Proven experience and deep immersion in the crypto space, with a comprehensive understanding of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Research Skills: Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to distill complex technical information into actionable insights.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey technical concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Team Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, particularly with principal and partner-level investors.

How to Apply

Please reach out to jobs@coinfund.io with a resume and self-introduction. Feel free to include any additional information that will help us learn more about you and your candidacy!

Why Work at CoinFund?

We are confident that a career at CoinFund is a successful investment in your career and your development.

The many perks of joining our team include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Ability to participate in fund-level upside capture
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Generous Parental leave
  • Comprehensive, top-tier health plans
  • Offices in NYC, Miami, and Boston (should you wish to work in person!)
  • Direct line of access to Managing Partners and senior leadership
  • A flat organizational culture, flexible mandate of investing across asset classes and stages, and the camaraderie of working alongside committed professionals focused on providing dedicated mentorship, respectful feedback, and career advancement

Equal Opportunity is the law, and at CoinFund, we are ardently committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

CoinFund is an equal opportunity employer.

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