Jul 20, 2020 | Georgios Konstantopoulos
I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Paradigm as a Research Partner to help Matt Huang, Fred Ehrsam, Charlie Noyes, Dan Robinson, Arjun Balaji, and the rest of team Paradigm to continue building the best asset management firm in the cryptocurrency industry.
In recent months, I spent a lot of time thinking about my longer-term career arc. I’ve worked as a consultant in the cryptocurrency industry for almost three years, working in various roles with many companies, but I wanted to help build something that I could see myself working on for the next ten years. In addition, after spending most of my professional career independently, I was interested in joining a small, but high-powered team. The ideal role would look like a combination of a PhD student’s research, with a consultant’s tactical deployment across mission-critical projects.
When I expressed these thoughts to Matt, he soon reached out with a “brainstorm” idea: designing a position at Paradigm which matches my skill set. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got. At Paradigm, I can apply my skills and experience across a variety of projects, alongside a team of similarly motivated investors and world-class entrepreneurs.
I have always wanted to work more closely with Dan, with whom I’ve been having discussions around cutting edge cryptocurrency ideas for the last couple of years. I am looking forward to having more access to Charlie’s brilliant mind and Arjun’s wealth of resources and knowledge about finance. But I’m even more thrilled to be joining Matt, and learn from his past investing experience, and Fred, whose contributions to this industry can be compared only with few others’.
I will be working closely with our portfolio companies. In particular, I aim to accelerate their technical research and development roadmaps and help design, implement and evaluate mechanisms which will be used to establish and maintain their dominance in the industry. I look forward to continuing my research in cryptography and distributed systems, diving deeper into the decentralized finance ecosystem, and contributing to the long-run security and adoption of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
I’d like to thank my past clients for trusting me with their deadlines and the people I interact with daily for contributing to my professional growth. Outside of my professional life, I would like to thank my friends and family for encouraging me to take this opportunity even though moving to the US far away from my home in Greece means that we would no longer spend as much time together.
This is a new chapter for me and I cannot wait to see the fruits of this partnership.
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