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We are strategic capital. We will leverage our resources across FTX and our ecosystem of global partners.

We are flexible capital. We are a $2B fund to invest in equities or tokens, at any check size, at any stage.

We support founders. We want the team to retain flexibility and decision-making, not to get in their way.

We move fast. If we have conviction, we will invest. There are no external ‘stakeholders’ or ‘committees’.
The team

INVESTOR

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange. He also manages assets through Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm he founded in October 2017, and was previously a quantitative trader at Jane Street, after graduating from MIT. Sam is a supporter of effective altruism and pursues earning to give.

INVESTOR

Amy Wu

Amy Wu is a General Partner at FTX Ventures. Previously, Amy was a Partner at Lightspeed leading crypto, gaming, and consumer growth investments. Amy has been an operator previously as an executive at Discovery, Inc based in Singapore and NYC, and CFO of NewsCred. Amy currently also leads gaming, M&A, and other commercial initiatives at FTX. When not working, Amy is usually skiing or playing an FPS.

INVESTOR

Ramnik Arora

Ramnik is a General Partner at FTX Ventures and leads product at FTX. He was a product lead at Facebook and research scientist at Facebook Novi. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs and a global high-frequency trading firm. He studied Math and Computer Science at Stanford, NYU, and IIT Kanpur.

INVESTOR

Brian Lee

Brian is a Partner and Investor at FTX Ventures. Brian previously invested with Alameda Research, and before that worked at multiple crypto-focused investment firms. Brian has been investing in blockchain-based economies since 2016. He studied Risk Management at Bayes Business School. 

Investor

Adam Jin

Adam is a partner and investor at FTX Ventures. Adam focuses on infrastructure and application layer projects across crypto ecosystems. He believes decentralization empowers finance, gaming, and other pillars of web2. Prior to joining FTX in 2019, Adam worked at State Street and Enfusion.

ADVISOR

Armani Ferrante

Armani is a Technical Advisor focusing on open source protocols and infrastructure, and created the Anchor smart contract framework for the Solana ecosystem. Armani also works with portfolio companies to build secure blockchain technology. Previously, he built products and systems at Apple and Alameda Research after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science.

ADVISOR

J

J is a technical advisor currently wrestling with the Rust borrow checker.

markets & trading

Aravind Menon

Aravind leads and advises market making and token design at FTX Ventures. He was born in India and moved to Ireland when he was 7. Aravind has been a trader and investor in crypto since 2017, and is a probabilistic thinker, amateur philosopher, and an eternal student. Aravind pursues a first-principles understanding of crypto.

Capital markets

Richard Chang

Richard supports capital markets and on-chain lending at FTX Ventures. He was previously at a global high-frequency trading firm and founded a real estate technology venture.  

Operations

Josephine Chan

Prior to joining FTX, Josephine had been a debt capital markets banker for over a decade in leading institutions including RBS and Natixis, advising clients on public and private bond issuances. Josephine graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a degree in Global Business and Finance.

Investor

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange. He also manages assets through Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm he founded in October 2017, and was previously a quantitative trader at Jane Street, after graduating from MIT. Sam is a supporter of effective altruism and pursues earning to give.

Investor

Amy Wu

Amy Wu is a General Partner at FTX Ventures. Previously, Amy was a Partner at Lightspeed leading crypto, gaming, and consumer growth investments. Amy has been an operator previously as an executive at Discovery, Inc based in Singapore and NYC, and CFO of NewsCred. Amy currently also leads gaming, M&A, and other commercial initiatives at FTX. When not working, Amy is usually skiing or playing an FPS.

Investor

Ramnik Arora

Ramnik is a General Partner at FTX Ventures and leads product at FTX. He was a product lead at Facebook and research scientist at Facebook Novi. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs and a global high-frequency trading firm. He studied Math and Computer Science at Stanford, NYU, and IIT Kanpur.

Investor

Brian Lee

Brian is a Partner and investor at FTX Ventures. Brian previously invested with Alameda Research, and before that worked at multiple crypto-focused investment firms. Brian has been investing in blockchain-based economies since 2016. He studied Risk Management at Bayes Business School.

investor

Adam Jin

Adam is a partner and investor at FTX Ventures. Adam focuses on infrastructure and application layer projects across crypto ecosystems. He believes decentralization empowers finance, gaming, and other pillars of web2. Prior to joining FTX in 2019, Adam worked at State Street and Enfusion.

Advisor

Armani Ferrante

Armani is a Technical Advisor focusing on open source protocols and infrastructure, and created the Anchor smart contract framework for the Solana ecosystem. Armani also works with portfolio companies to build secure blockchain technology. Previously, he built products and systems at Apple and Alameda Research after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science.

Advisor

J

J is a technical advisor currently wrestling with the Rust borrow checker.

Markets & trading

Aravind Menon

Aravind leads and advises market making and token design at FTX Ventures. He was born in India and moved to Ireland when he was 7. Aravind has been a trader and investor in crypto since 2017, and is a probabilistic thinker, amateur philosopher, and an eternal student. Aravind pursues a first-principles understanding of crypto.

Capital Markets

Richard Chang

Richard supports capital markets and on-chain lending at FTX Ventures. He was previously at a global high-frequency trading firm and founded a real estate technology venture.

Operations

Josephine Chan

Prior to joining FTX, Josephine had been a debt capital markets banker for over a decade in leading institutions including RBS and Natixis, advising clients on public and private bond issuances. Josephine graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a degree in Global Business and Finance.

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