Sun is Out
VeradiVerdict - Issue #212
As mentioned in my previous guide on surviving a bear market, this is a great to time for companies that are well-capitalized and/or looking to scale to hire. There have been massive layoffs from larger tech companies and companies that scaled too quickly during the bull market. Human capital that gets into crypto right now are passionate about the space and likely easier to retain. Depending on product roadmap, acquisitions may be the best strategy to scale/hire, especially when valuations are down and investors are still slower to deploy. Even funds that have raised capital recently, including Pantera Capital, are looking to hire.
You can take a look at our jobs board here which has positions at both Pantera and our portfolio companies.
One key question on whether a company is the right fit is the culture and one way to answer that question is to spend time with the people. Pantera will be traveling and hosting a series of events to bring together portfolio, investors, and community members.
Enjoy an evening at one of LA's best rooftop venues. Paul Veradittakit, Lauren Stephanian, Jonathan Gieg, Kyle Canchola and others from the Pantera team will be present! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Please register to request an invitation with location details. Capacity is limited!
Pantera will also be speaking and supporting Nearcon with the best and brightest minds in the ecosystem.
Get your tickets and info for the event here
If you will be in Lisbon around that time, feel free to ping us as we’ll be hosting some intimate gatherings.
- Paul Veradittakit
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Hi, I’m Paul Veradittakit, a Partner at Pantera Capital, one of the oldest and largest institutional investors focused on investing in blockchain companies and cryptocurrencies. I’ve been in the industry since 2014, and the firm invests in equity, early stage token projects, and liquid cryptocurrencies on exchanges. I focus on early-stage investments and share my thoughts on what’s going on in the industry in this weekly newsletter.