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General Crypto is a hedge fund investing in cryptographically secured assets. The firm’s mandate is to invest in tokens that express their market value creation via the traded value of the token. Their investment team actively seeks to hold tokens that are built to solve current, real-world, quantitative problems.
The relative size of a position held by General Crypto is determined by a proprietary model that evaluates a given token’s percentage completion along the path to commercial value creation, traded volume-weighted market cap, as well as a litany of qualitative ranking factors.
Zach Hamilton, Managing Partner
Zach is the Entrepreneur In Residence at Venture51, an early-stage VC firm based in Southern California, where he’s been for over half a decade. At Venture51, he was one of the key parties in the decision to invest in Ripple Labs in 2013, which is now worth well over $100m. He’s overseen LP relations, portfolio management, due diligence, and sourcing for several funds with a cumulative $50m AUM. Zach has been actively trading cryptocurrencies since 2013.
Logan Kugler, Managing Partner
Logan is a serial entrepreneur who has built six companies and a vast network of world-renowned business leaders. He has written about advances in technology, including cryptocurrency, for dozens of national magazines including Popular Science, Forbes, PC Magazine, and ACM (the world’s largest professional society of computer scientists). Logan has been following cryptocurrency since 2012, and while he’s been more conservative about it than Zach in the past, he believes its golden age finally began in 2017.
Bill Shihara, Advisor
Bill is Co-Founder and CEO of Bittrex. He was previously the Security Engineering Manager at Amazon and Manager of Security Threat Analysis and Security Engineering at BlackBerry. He drove the anti-malware and security automation strategy for the BlackBerry ecosystem to protect customers from threats before they happen. Previous to working at BlackBerry, Bill spent 11 years at Microsoft working on the Windows Operating System and the Trustworthy Security team.
Ryan Swagar, Advisor
Ryan is a Managing Partner at Venture51, an early stage tech venture capital firm. He was also the co-founder of Republic Project, which was acquired in 2013. He is a seasoned investor with a track record of investing in companies like Ripple, DoubleDutch, GetAround, Life360, SpaceMonkey, Betaworks, Classy, Dollar Shave Club, GiftCard Zen and eToro.
Brandon Zeuner, Advisor
Brandon is a Managing Partner at Venture51, previously he was the co-founder of Republic Project (acquired 2013), part of the founding team of FlyPaper (acquired 2011) and an early employee at Interact, the makers of ACT! and SalesLogix which was sold to Sage Software in 2001. He is also responsible for investing in companies like Ripple, DoubleDutch, GetAround, Life360, SpaceMonkey, Betaworks, Classy, Dollar Shave Club, GiftCard Zen and eToro.
Anirudh Pai, Research Intern
Anirudh is a student at the University of Warwick, studying economics. He co-founded the Quantitative Investment Group – a student-lead, quantitative hedge fund to prepare his peers for the future of finance. When he’s not researching cryptocurrencies, he dabbles in his school’s aerospace and poker clubs.