Multicoin Capital is a thesis-driven investment firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain companies reshaping trillion-dollar markets. We manage a hedge fund and a venture fund, investing across both public and private markets.
Since founding the firm in May 2017, we’ve developed 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.
Crypto is the first inherently global asset class, and we’ve built our team around the world, with a presence in Austin and New York City.
As a crypto-native fund, we actively participate in networks via staking, keeper operations, liquidations, and more. Moreover, we are intimately familiar with the crypto technology landscape and market structure. We are hands-on investors, and will do everything in our power to maximize the success of our portfolio companies.
Today, we manage long duration capital on behalf of storied venture capital funds, family offices, institutions, and high net worth individuals.
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 degrees in Finance and Political Science from NYU.
Brian SmithCFO and COO
Brian leads finance and operations for the firm. He specializes in deal structuring, diligence, and legal and financial processes.
He has over 18 years of experience in public and private equity investing, investment banking, and corporate finance.
Brian previously served as a public equity analyst at Tiger Management (where he helped launch a Tiger-seeded hedge fund), a private equity investor with Fox Paine & Co., an investment banker at Greenhill & Co. and co-led finance at Bazaarvoice (BV) through the company’s IPO.
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.
John Robert ReedPartner
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 public relations.
Prior to Multicoin Capital, he served as a Senior Director at Jones-Dilworth Inc., a prominent marketing consultancy.