CEO | Stealth Blockchain Startup
Steve is a technology entrepreneur and investor whose experience spans the lifecycle of venture-backed startups.
From 2012 to 2016 Steve was a General Partner at Pantera Capital and managed Pantera’s venture investments and as CTO oversaw Pantera’s security and technical operations. He served on the board of Bitstamp, the largest Bitcoin exchange.
Before joining Pantera in 2013 he was CTO of the Fortress IP finance group following the acquisition of Koru Ventures, an investment firm providing asset backed loans using IP as collateral where he was a cofounder.
Steve was a cofounder and CTO of RPX a patent clearing house which he helped take public in 2011. Before RPX he held several positions at Sun following the acquisition of Infrasearch, a peer to peer search engine, including creating the Honeycomb storage product line.
Steve holds Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. degrees in engineering from Cambridge University, where he received the Isaac Newton prize for outstanding Ph.D. research.