About

Sachin Patodia is a Partner at F-Prime. Prior to joining F-Prime, Sachin founded Avon Ventures and accumulated nearly two decades of experience at Fidelity’s Asset Management group as a portfolio manager on the equities team. Sachin’s investment expertise began during his early years in product management at various tech startups, providing him with a background in both finance and technology.

Sachin earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and holds dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Computer Science, and a B.A. in Economics. His passion for emerging technologies sparked his early involvement with Bitcoin in 2014.

  • Alluvial is a software development company supporting the development of the Liquid Collective protocol. Alluvial is focused on the overall growth and maturity of the ecosystem by fostering participation in proof of stake blockchains. Learn more at alluvial.finance.com.

  • Asymmetry Finance is a groundbreaking DeFi protocol designed to decentralize Ethereum by making complex strategies with market leading yield and asymmetric upside accessible to the next billion Web3 users. Learn more at asymmetry.finance.

  • Bison Trails is a blockchain infrastructure platform that was acquired by Coinbase in January 2021. The platform provides a suite of services, including: “Query & Transact”, enabling developers to more easily retrieve and analyze data generated from blockchain networks for trading, research or development purposes, and “Participate,” enabling companies to participate in a blockchains proof of stake (PoS) consensus mechanism and earn newly issued cryptocurrency rewards. These services are integrated into Coinbase Developer Platform and are offered through the Coinbase website. Learn more at www.coinbase.com/developer-platform.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Acquired
    • Location

      Pearland, TX

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • Casa is the secure home for your Bitcoin. The Company builds tools at the forefront of Bitcoin self-custody, enabling individuals to take control of their wealth by holding their own Bitcoin private keys in an easy and secure manner. Casa is building for a future where self-custody is default and every individual, family, and business can freely manage their own wealth and data. Learn more at casa.io.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Denver, CO

    • Year Invested

      2021

    • Team

  • CLST (pronounced “Caeleste”) is the institutional communications venue to lend or borrow stablecoins and crypto assets, automating multi-dealer price negotiation and price matching for institutional lenders. CLST Markets integrates next generation features such as automated collateral management, counterparty risk assessments, interest rate benchmarking, blockchain-based electronic promissory notes and wallet connectivity for automated settlements. CLST aims to resolve market uncertainties and scaling issues in uncollateralized and collateralized lending and borrowing of stablecoins and crypto assets. Learn more at www.clst.com.

  • Coin Metrics is the leading provider of crypto financial intelligence, offering network data, market data, indexes and network risk solutions to the most prestigious institutions touching cryptoassets. Coin Metrics was founded in 2017 as an open-source project to determine the economic significance of public blockchains. Today, they expand on that original purpose to empower people and institutions to make informed crypto financial decisions. Coin Metrics aim to usher the world’s premier financial institutions into crypto with the most trusted data and insights. Learn more at www.coinmetrics.io.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Boston, MA

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • Coincover provides a complete blockchain protection solution, addressing the most significant barrier to mainstream adoption: trust. Thier protection solutions ensure that access and assets are never lost. Today, Coincover helps over 350 of the biggest names in blockchain, including Fireblocks, BitGo, and Ledger, protect themselves and their customers from theft, hacking, and human error. Learn more at www.coincover.com.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Wales, UK

    • Year Invested

      2021

    • Team

  • Digital Assets Data is a financial technology and data company building enterprise-grade software and data feeds for crypto hedge funds, family offices, research firms, global consulting firms, banks, sovereigns, and other market participants. Digital Assets Data was acquired by NYDIG, a leading provider of investment and technology solutions for Bitcoin, in January 2021. Learn more at www.digitalassetsdata.com.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Acquired
    • Location

      Denver, CO

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • DUST Identity is a leading authentication and anchored digital thread solution for real-world objects that connects data to physical things. DUST Identity’s award-winning anchored digital thread solution delivers the ability to track and trace an object’s pedigree and provenance throughout its lifecycle – providing access to the right information at the right place and time. Learn more at www.dustidentity.com.

  • Eaglebrook is a crypto investment platform that provides RIAs with direct access to bitcoin and digital assets. The firm operates one of the largest SMA Platforms in the crypto market. Eaglebrook’s investment platform offers access to tax optimized Bitcoin and Ethereum separately managed accounts (SMAs) and third-party investment manager strategies held at an institutional qualified custodian. Learn more at www.eaglebrook.com.

  • Elementus helps solve the toughest blockchain data problems so organizations can navigate web3 safely and with confidence. Its intelligence platform is used by financial institutions to build the future of finance and commerce on the bedrock of blockchain, and by key U.S. governmental agencies to solve some of the most high-profile ransomware investigations. Elementus helps organizations investigate on-chain activities, identify risk, discover valuable market intelligence or a combination of all three. By providing a complete view into flows of funds at the most granular level, Elementus delivers actionable insights and transparency needed to grow and prosper safely in a web3 world. Learn more at elementus.io.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      New York, NY

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • Ethena is a digital finance company focused on providing innovative solutions within the cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors. The company offers services such as developing and managing stablecoins, which are cryptocurrencies pegged to traditional assets like the US dollar to minimize price volatility. Additionally, Ethena operates in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, enabling users to participate in financial activities like lending, borrowing, and trading without traditional intermediaries through the use of smart contracts on blockchain networks. Ethena also provides tools for managing digital assets, helping users securely store, transfer, and utilize their cryptocurrencies with services like wallets and investment products. The company is committed to leveraging blockchain technology for its transparency, security, and efficiency, aiming to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the digital economy. Through these efforts, Ethena makes it easier for individuals and businesses to adopt and benefit from cryptocurrency technologies. Learn more at ethena.fi.

  • FalconX is a digital asset trading platform that provides clients best execution using data science. FalconX has offices in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Bengaluru, and Malta. Learn more at falconx.io.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      San Mateo, CA

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • Figment’s purpose is to build a better Internet by increasing usage of the next generation of Proof of Stake blockchains. These efficient blockchains give people greater control of their data, more privacy, and increase financial inclusion. By eliminating intermediaries they also limit the power of centralized data monopolies, rent seeking institutions and anti-social algorithms. Learn more at www.figment.io.

  • Flipside Crypto provides business intelligence to crypto organizations. Their suite of analytics tools provides insights into user behaviors, developer activities, and financial health. Flipside also rates cryptocurrencies utilizing, FCAS, a relative value for measuring the fundamental health of cryptocurrency ecosystems. Learn more at flipsidecrypto.xyz.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Boston, MA

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • Grove provides node infrastructure services for applications, enterprises, and users to interact with blockchains. At its core, Grove is a RPC (Remote Procedure Call) service that enables users to read and write data to over 40 blockchains. Grove is built on top of the Pocket Network, a global, decentralized network of nodes. Through their portal, Grove provides a performance layer that enhances the reliability and scalability of Pocket while also ensuring the high quality service users demand. Learn more at grove.city.

  • Hoseki builds financial plumbing for the bitcoin-native economy that allows investors to verify and use their holdings in ways that were previously inaccessible. By empowering bitcoin holders with a standardized proof-of-assets service, Hoseki will unleash the bitcoin economy to be larger and more active than ever. Learn more at hoseki.app.

  • Intuition provides decentralized infrastructure, developer tools, and applications enabling the creation of an open, flexible knowledge graph enhancing the quality and availability of social knowledge. Learn more at intuition.systems.

  • Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Kiln runs validators on all major PoS blockchains, with over $4b of crypto assets being programmatically staked and over 4% of the Ethereum network, running on a multi-cloud, multi-region infrastructure. Kiln also provides a validator-agnostic suite of products for fully automated deployment of validators, reporting and commission management, enabling custodians, wallets and exchanges to streamline staking operations across providers. Kiln is SOC2 Type 2 certified. Learn more at www.kiln.fi.

  • Acknowledged by Forbes as one of the “Disruptive Technology Companies To Watch in 2019”, Mythical Games is enabling a gaming ecosystem that brings players, creators, brands and game developers together through personalized experiences and content. Led by gaming industry veterans, the team specializes in building games around player-owned economies and has helped develop major franchises including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, Marvel Strike Force, Skylanders, and Minecraft: Story Mode. Learn more at mythical.games.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Los Angeles, CA

    • Year Invested

      2019

    • Team

  • In 1999, Napster changed the music industry forever when it launched the world’s first peer-to-peer music sharing service. Peaking at 85M users, for many, Napster was not only their first experience of digital music but also their first real social media experience. Napster is now once again gearing to revolutionize the music industry, evolving music streaming from being an access-based monthly subscription model to a social music platform and marketplace that connects artists and fans, unlocking unprecedented new creative and commercial opportunities. Learn more at www.napster.com.

  • Founded in 2018, OpenNode is the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor and infrastructure provider, connecting the world with revolutionary payment technology. OpenNode provides secure, reliable bitcoin payment acceptance and payout solutions for businesses, platforms, and people everywhere. From payment buttons to hosted checkout, and e-commerce plug-ins to optimized APIs, OpenNode offers the benefits of instant, lowest cost payments made possible by Bitcoin, the world’s best decentralized payment network; and the Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s leading scaling solution. Learn more at www.opennode.com.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Los Angeles, CA

    • Year Invested

      2020

    • Team

  • Paradigm is a unified, non-custodial liquidity network for crypto derivatives traders across CeFi and Defi. The free-to-use platform provides a single point of access to multi-asset, multi-leg, multi-protocol liquidity on-demand, without compromising on price, size, execution costs and immediacy. Learn more at paradigm.co.

  • Path provides retail investors the ability to invest in broad based baskets of crypto assets, access to trading bots, and automated portfolio management tools. The company offers direct access to curated, pre-built portfolios that are easily integrated to a customer’s exchange account with automatic purchasing and rebalancing. Learn more at www.pathcrypto.com.

  • Puffer is defining a new industry standard for secure validator operations with the primary objective of preserving decentralization, with Anti-Slashing technologies designed to minimize the chance of slashing events. The company’s Secure-Aggregator technology provides the foundation to build a secure, scalable, and performant liquid staking protocol. Allowing permissionless and capital-efficient Node Operator (NoOp) participation allows anyone to join the PufferPool to help preserve Ethereum’s decentralization. Learn more at www.puffer.fi.

  • RDC (Receipts Depositary Corporation) is the first depositary that aims to make it as easy for QIBs to own digital and alternative assets as traditional securities. Using the DR construct that has been trusted by investors for nearly a century, the RDC platform provides asset protection, transparency, risk minimization and operational ease. RDC is not a bank and is not registered as a broker, dealer or investment adviser in any jurisdiction. Learn more at receiptsdepo.io.

  • Solidus Labs is the category-definer for crypto-native triple T (T3) market integrity solutions – trade surveillance, transaction monitoring, and threat intelligence. Their mission is to enable safer crypto trading throughout the investment journey across all centralized and DeFi markets. As the founder of industry leading initiatives like the Crypto Market Integrity Coalition and DACOM Summit, and in everything they do, Solidus is deeply committed to ushering in the financial markets of tomorrow. Learn more at www.soliduslabs.com.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      New York, NY

    • Year Invested

      2021

    • Team

  • Space and Time is the first decentralized data warehouse that delivers sub-second ZK proofs against onchain and offchain data to power the future of AI x blockchain. Learn more at www.spaceandtime.io.

  • The Giving Block, a Shift4 company, is the platform helping nonprofits fundraise more effectively from modern philanthropists. Pioneers of the “Crypto Philanthropy” movement, The Giving Block developed the leading solutions for cryptocurrency donations, taking crypto and NFT donations mainstream in the nonprofit sector. The Giving Block’s team then developed a stock giving experience built to empower even more donors to give non-cash assets. When combined, The Giving Block’s product suite empowers more donors than ever to give assets to their favorite causes. Today, thousands of nonprofits are using The Giving Block to fundraise from modern philanthropists. Learn more at www.thegivingblock.com.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Acquired
    • Location

      Miami, FL

    • Year Invested

      2021

    • Team

  • Tokensoft was founded in 2017 on three pillars: compliance, scalability and cybersecurity. They’re proud to continue to uphold these values today as we bring the future of web3 to mainnet. To date, Tokensoft has partnered with projects such as Avalanche, Arbitrum and the Graph to help build their communities, the right way. Learn more at www.tokensoft.io.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      Austin, TX

    • Year Invested

      2018

    • Team

  • Founded in 2018, VALR is a global cryptocurrency exchange serving over 1,000 corporate and institutional clients and close to 700,000 users worldwide. Headquartered in Johannesburg, VALR is licensed by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa, approved to offer services in Europe, and has received initial approval from Dubai’s VARA. Learn more at valr.com.

  • Wintermute is a global algorithmic liquidity provider for digital assets. Wintermute’s mission is to create liquid, efficient and transparent markets for institutional and retail investors across all vetted trading platforms and its own RFQ platform. Founded and managed by experienced traders and engineers from traditional financial markets, Wintermute brings the best practices of algorithmic and high-frequency trading into digital asset markets. Learn more at www.wintermute.com.

    • Category

      • Crypto
    • Status

      • Private
    • Location

      England, UK

    • Year Invested

      2021

    • Team