team

Team

Heather Harde @heatherharde Ninor Mansor @ByteSizeCapital Michael Arrington @arrington Ninos Mansor @ByteSizeCapital
Partner Partner Partner Partner
Heather was the Founding CEO TechCrunch, which was acquired by AOL. Post-acquisition Heather was appointed GM of AOL Tech Media. Heather is Co-founder and Co-Chair sfciti.org with Ron Conway. Prior to TechCrunch, Heather was SVP News Corporation and held various M&A, BD, and operating roles. Heather has her MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree from Mount Holyoke College where she is a current Trustee and co-chair Finance Committee. Ninor co-founded ByteSize Capital, where he led efforts in technical due diligence and data science applied to crypto markets. Before ByteSize, Ninor spent half a decade with Chevron as an Engineer on Gorgon & Wheatstone, Australia’s largest LNG facilities. Graduating with First Class Honours, Ninor received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales. Michael most recently Co-Founded CrunchFund after leading TechCrunch to a successful exit with AOL. His venture investments include Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest. Michael was the Editor of TechCrunch, which he founded in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine named Michael “One of the World’s 100 most influential people”. Michael also practiced securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Michael graduated from Stanford Law School and Claremont McKenna College. Michael is currently serving as an Inaugural Binance for Children Ambassador and is passionate about leveraging blockchain technology for social good. Ninos co-founded ByteSize Capital, with a core focus on investment strategy and business development. Prior to ByteSize, Ninos held a business development role at FXCM, an international FX and CFD brokerage. Ninos graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney as a recipient of the University’s Academic Merit scholarship.
Ron Palmeri @DoveyWan Alex Shin @arringtonxrpcap
Venture Partner Venture Partner
As an early stage product and markets guy, and in partnership with some world class entrepreneurs, Ron helped launch innovative products and companies, including Grand Central/Google Voice, OpenDNS, Scout Labs, Prism and Layer. Ron studied History, French and Political Science at Middlebury College, and attended SciencePo in Paris towards that degree. Alex is an entrepreneur and investor. He was Co-Founder and Partner at Hashed, one of the largest crypto assets venture capital, project accelerator and network participant in Asia with offices in Seoul and San Francisco. Passionate about bridging East and the West, he’s helped organize and has spoken at numerous international conferences like San Francisco Blockchain Week, Deconomy, Korea Blockchain Week, Asia Blockchain Summit, Node Tokyo, and more. Previously, Alex launched Blind, an anonymous community app for the workplace backed by Softbank.

Advisors

Dovey Wan @DoveyWan Natalia Karayaneva @nataliepropy Geoffrey Arone @arringtonxrpcap
Founding Partner, Primitive Ventures Founder & CEO, Propy Blockchain Investor & Advisor
Dovey is Founding Partner of Primitive Ventures, a global cryptoassets holding company with offices in San Francisco, Boston, Singapore and Shanghai. She was one of the earliest investors in Dfinity, Kyber Network, Cosmos, Chia Network, Celer Network, Messari, Handshake, TrustToken and StarkWare in the crypto space, and has made early venture investments of Limebike, MoneyLion, Figure and Flexport. In addition, she’s actively supporting community governance and development. She is community board elector of Zcash Foundation, member of the advisory board of Coindesk, advisor for Arrington XRP Capital, board director of Spacemesh, member of the advisory council of Tendermint and Theta Network and ambassador of Binance Charity Foundation. Dovey began her career at eBay as an engineer and product manager, and later joined a Palo Alto based venture capital firm DHVC as Managing Director. Natalia is the founder of Propy, a startup that raised > $15MM in its 2017 token sale to build a decentralized title registry for real estate. Propy uses the Ethereum blockchain technology for reliably and cost-effectively automating the entire process of sales, transfer, and records management for global real-estate transactions. Natalia is an expert in token sales, ICO legislation, real estate, and token economics for physical assets. In addition to her domain expertise in real estate, Natalia is a recognized blockchain expert and a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. Karayaneva is a managing owner of real estate development firm MP Group Ltd, an alumna of the University of Oxford, software engineer, and an expert in sustainable urban development. She founded her first company at the age of 19. Geoffrey Arone is an established Product and Marketing executive as well as a successful entrepreneur. He was a founding partner of Arrington XRP Capital and now serves as an advisor to the fund. Prior to that Geoffrey was Co-Founder & CEO of SafetyWeb, which was funded by Battery Ventures and acquired by Experian. Geoffrey was also Co-Founder of Flock, which was funded by Bessemer and Fidelity and acquired by Zynga. Geoffrey has his MBA from MIT Sloan and an Sc.B. in neuroscience from Brown University.