Multicoin Capital is a thesis-driven investment firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain companies reshaping trillion-dollar markets.
We rigorously research blockchain protocols, teams, and market opportunities to deliver venture capital economics with public market liquidity.
Since founding the firm in May 2017, we’ve quickly earned a reputation for being forward-leaning, independent thinkers. We are known for pioneering token economic models, valuation methodologies, and challenging long-standing assumptions that the crypto ecosystem takes for granted.
As a crypto-native fund, we combine the active style of public market managers with the venture style market and tech diligence of VCs. We also provide disproportionate value in crypto-native ways that generates long-term, sustainable alpha.
Today, we manage long duration capital on behalf of storied venture capital funds, family offices, institutions, and high net worth individuals. We’re honored to be standing here and to have the opportunity to serve our partners.
We are 11 people strong, including a 7 person investment team, a data science and engineering team, and a world class finance team. The blockchain space is evolving at breakneck speed. Our team hails from diverse backgrounds, giving us a competitive edge in staying ahead.
Kyle SamaniManaging Partner
As a former engineer, Kyle leads technical thesis formation and diligence. He is the more outwards facing partner, owning relationships with entrepreneurs and other investors. He is widely recognized in the crypto ecosystem for his writing and system-level analysis.
Kyle previously founded Pristine, a health IT startup that raised more than $5M in VC, and which was acquired by Upskill. Kyle holds degrees in Finance and Management from NYU.
Tushar JainManaging Partner
Tushar leads our portfolio construction, risk management, and manages the team. He is passionate about the new economic paradigm enabled by blockchain technology and focuses on decentralized financial products, token economics, and blockchain go-to-market strategies.
Tushar previously founded ePatientFinder, a health IT tech startup that raised more than $10M in VC, and which was acquired by Elligo Health Research. Tushar holds a degrees in Finance and Political Science from NYU.
Brian SmithChief Financial Officer
Brian leads our finance team. He specializes in deal structuring, diligence, and manages our legal and financial processes.
Brian was previously VP Finance at Bazaarvoice, where he co-led the finance organization through IPO. Prior to that he worked on investment teams in both hedge funds and private equity.
Vinny LinghamGeneral Partner
Vinny is a serial entrepreneur who has been building companies in the crypto space since 2012. In addition to his role at Multicoin, Vinny serves as CEO of Civic, a company building identity solutions that leverage blockchain.
He previously founded Gyft in 2012, which was acquired by First Data in the first major crypto industry acquisition.
John Robert ReedHead of Communications
John Robert leads communication and marketing for the firm and works closely with portfolio companies. He specializes in early-stage technology commercialization and has more than a decade of experience in marketing and public relations.
Prior to Multicoin, he served as a Senior Director at Jones-Dilworth Inc., a prominent marketing consultancy.
Matt leads investor relations and manages relationships with our partners. He also specializes in structured investments.
Matt has 10 years of investment banking experience structuring nine and ten-figure financings, spin outs, mergers, and acquisitions.
Zach BolianVice President, Data Science
Zach leads our data science team, giving us unparalleled data driven insights into what is happening in blockchains and the market.
Prior to joining Multicoin, Zach spent the last five years architecting and building machine learning systems for dozens of businesses.
Ryan GentryTechnical Analyst
Ryan is our lead technical analyst. He joins us from Intel, specializing in distributed systems.
Ryan dives deep into the technology of the projects we invest in, allowing us to validate technical claims from projects directly rather than taking the founders’ claims at face value.