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Mapping out Polychain Capital

by John Dantoni

September 11, 2019, 7:11PM EDT  ·  3 min read

Quick Take

  • Hedge fund Polychain Capital was founded in 2016 by Coinbase’s first employee Olaf Carlson-Wee
  • Polychain Capital operates from the belief that the crypto ecosystem will be made up of many different blockchains and that most value will accrue to these protocols
  • The hedge fund has publicly made a total of 41 different investments across seven sectors

by John Dantoni

September 11, 2019, 7:11PM EDT  ·  3 min read

Polychain Capital, founded in 2016, is one of the original crypto-native hedge funds to come onto the scene, investing in numerous early-stage startups and protocols. Founded by Coinbase’s first employee, Olaf Carlson-Wee, the fund was able to attract investment from prominent venture capital firms, including: Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Sequoia Capital.