HTTPS://hack.vc/Team
Alexander Pack
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Alexander Pack
Managing Partner
ALEX IS A CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER AT HACK VC. PRIOR TO HACK VC, ALEX CO-FOUNDED AND WAS THE FIRST MANAGING PARTNER AT DRAGONFLY, A MULTI-BILLION WEB3 INVESTMENT FIRM BASED IN CHINA AND THE US; WAS AN INVESTMENT DIRECTOR AT BAIN CAPITAL, WHERE HE HELPED LAUNCH THE FIRM's WEB3 INVESTMENT PRACTICE; SERVED AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO HUOBI, A LEADING CRYPTO EXCHANGE IN ASIA; AND WAS A PARTNER AT ANGELLIST. HE HAS SEEDED HUNDREDS OF WEB3 STARTUPS.
Ed Roman
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Ed Roman
Managing Partner
Ed is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Hack VC. PRIOR TO HACK, ED WAS AN ANGEL-OPERATOR AND SEED VC FOR 10+ YEARS, HAS MADE 250+ INVESTMENTS INTO EARLY-STAGE TECH AND WEB3 STARTUPS. ED IS ALSO A 3X TECH STARTUP FOUNDER WITH 2 EXITS. MOST RECENTLY, HE LED INNOVATION AND SERVED AS A BOARD OBSERVER AT PLURALSIGHT, A DEVELOPER EDUCATION PLATFORM, WHICH ACQUIRED HIS PRIOR STARTUP. A LIFELONG OPEN-SOURCE DEVELOPER, ED HAS AUTHORED A BEST-SELLING BOOK ON SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT.
Rodney Yesep
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Rodney Yesep
Partner
Rodney is a Partner at Hack VC. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS ON THE VENTURE TEAM AT ANGELLIST AND WAS THE FIRST EMPLOYEE AND OPERATIONS LEAD AT ANGLE HEALTH (YCW20). RODNEY IS AN EXPERIENCED WEB3 ADVISOR AND ANGEL INVESTOR.
Roshun Patel
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Roshun Patel
Partner
Ro is a Partner at Hack VC AND LEADS HACK.LABS(). RO FOCUSES ON DEFI, MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE AND SCALABILITY. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS VP AND HEAD OF DEFI AT GENESIS GLOBAL TRADING AND AN ACTIVE ANGEL INVESTOR IN DOZENS OF WEB3 PROJECTS.
Sean Brown
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Sean Brown
Partner
Sean is a Partner at Hack VC. HE FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND MECHANISM DESIGN, PARTICULARLY AROUND CROSS-CHAIN, VERIFIED COMPUTE AND DEFI. PREVIOUSLY, HE LED PRODUCT AT UMA PROTOCOL; WAS A PART OF THE FOUNDING TEAM OF ACROSS PROTOCOL; AND WAS A SENIOR BLOCKCHAIN CONSULTANT AT IBM.
Chris Maree
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Chris Maree
Research Partner
Chris is a Research Partner at Hack VC. HE IS AN EXPERIENCED WEB3 DEV AND MECHANISM RESEARCHER WITH A FOCUS ON BUILDING DECENTRALIZED DERIVATIVES PROTOCOLS, ORACLES, CROSS-CHAIN BRIDGING SOLUTIONS AND MEV. ALONG WITH HIS ROLE AT HACK VC, CHRIS LEADS MECHANISM RESEARCH AT UMA PROTOCOL, WHERE HE FOCUSES ON THE INTERCEPT BETWEEN ORACLES, DEFI AND MEV. PRIOR TO UMA, CHRIS CO-FOUNDED SEVERAL BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS IN CTO AND CIO ROLES.
Herbie Fu
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Herbie Fu
Partner
Herbie is a Partner at Hack VC. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS THE CO-FOUNDER AND GENERAL PARTNER AT INFINITY VENTURES CRYPTO, THE CRYPTO VENTURE ARM OF THE LARGEST JAPANESE VC FUND (HEADLINE ASIA). BEFORE CO-FOUNDING IVC, HE WAS THE FOUNDING PARTNER OF 8 DECIMAL CAPITAL. HERBIE DROPPED OUT OF MIT TO START 8 DECIMAL CAPITAL.
Shane Barratt
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Shane Barratt
Research Partner
Shane is a research partner at Hack VC. He also runs his own proprietary trading firm. Previously, he completed his PhD in the Stephen Boyd Convex Optimization Group at Stanford University. Shane has extensive experience in trading, MEV, optimization, and high performance computing, and is also an active angel investor in various web3 companies.
Chichi Hong
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Chichi Hong
Partner
Chichi is a Partner at Hack VC. PREVIOUSLY, SHE WAS A PARTNER AT A FAMILY OFFICE WITH A FOCUS ON WEB3 INVESTMENTS. SHE IS ALSO THE FOUNDER OF SCALINGX, A WEB3 ACCELERATOR WITH OPERATIONS ACROSS ASIA, AND WAS FEATURED ON THE COVER OF FORBES 30 UNDER 30.
Niraj Pant
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Niraj Pant
Venture Partner
Niraj is a Venture Partner at Hack VC. HE IS ALSO A CO-FOUNDER OF RITUAL, AN AI CO-PROCESSOR FOR BLOCKCHAINS. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS A GENERAL PARTNER AT POLYCHAIN CAPITAL, WHERE HE SPENT SIX YEARS INVESTING IN EARLY STAGE WEB3 COMPANIES. NIRAJ DROPPED OUT OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN TO JOIN POLYCHAIN.
Nicole Sun
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Nicole Sun
Venture Partner
Nicole is a Venture Partner at Hack VC. Prior to Hack VC, Nicole organized crypto hacker houses around the world. She also cofounded Zuzalu, an initiative that brings together builders from Crypto, AI, and Biotech.
Daniel Bulaevsky
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Daniel Bulaevsky
Partner, GC, COO
Daniel is a Partner, GC and COO at Hack VC. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS A PARTNER AND GC AT KLAROS GROUP, WHERE HE REMAINS A SENIOR ADVISOR. PRIOR TO KLAROS, HE WAS AN ATTORNEY AT WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ, WHERE HE FOCUSED ON MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SECURITIES LAW MATTERS; A CONSULTANT AT PROMONTORY FINANCIAL GROUP; AND AN INVESTMENT BANKER AT JPMORGAN. DANIEL HOLDS A JD FROM STANFORD LAW SCHOOL.
Jigar Shah
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Jigar Shah
VP of Finance
Jigar is the VP of Finance at Hack VC. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS THE ASSISTANT CONTROLLER AT DIGITAL CURRENCY GROUP, A HOLDING COMPANY WITH HUNDREDS OF CRYPTO INVESTMENTS; THE ASSISTANT CONTROLLER AND A DIRECTOR AT BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT, WHERE HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR LARGEST REAL ESTATE FUND; AND VICE PRESIDENT AT CONIFER FINANCIAL SERVICES. JIGAR HAS ALSO HELD ROLES AT LIGHTFOOT CAPITAL PARTNERS AND IREO.
Darren Langer
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Darren Langer
Partner, Business Development
DARREN LANGER IS A PARTNER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT HACK VC. DARREN LEADS THE FIRM’S FUNDRAISING EFFORTS, AMONG OTHER STRATEGIC INITIATIVES. PRIOR TO JOINING HACK VC, HE WAS THE HEAD OF BD AND INVESTOR RELATIONS AT ARCA. DARREN HAS OVER 20 YEARS OF CAPITAL MARKETS EXPERIENCE. HE SPENT 12 YEARS AT MERRILL LYNCH IN EQUITIES AND PRIME BROKERAGE AND WAS THE HEAD OF IR FOR A FINTECH STARTUP. HE HOLDS A BA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Alex Botte
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Alex Botte
Partner, Investor Relations
ALEX IS A PARTNER, INVESTOR RELATIONS AT HACK VC. PREVIOUSLY, SHE WAS THE HEAD OF CLIENT AND PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS AT RUNA DIGITAL ASSETS, A LIQUID TOKEN INVESTMENT MANAGER. PRIOR TO RUNA, SHE SPENT 8 YEARS IN QUANTITATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, HOLDING PRODUCT SPECIALIST AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ROLES AT TWO SIGMA AND AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. SHE STARTED HER CAREER IN PRIME SERVICES AT BARCLAYS. ALEX HOLDS A BS FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY.
Ian Masters
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Ian Masters
Senior Quant Trader
Ian is a Senior Quant Trader at Hack VC. He focuses on quantitative market modeling and low latency trading infrastructure. Prior to Hack VC, Ian was a Full-Stack Quant Trading Developer at Five Rings Capital, one of the leading quant prop trading firms.
Alec Olesky
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Alec Olesky
Senior Quant Trader
Alec is a Senior Quant Trader at Hack VC. He is experienced in developing and managing high-frequency trading strategies as well as architecting algorithmic trading systems. Prior to joining Hack VC, he was a Quant Trader at Virtu Financial and a Software Engineer at Meta.
Julian Rachman
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Julian Rachman
Venture Partner
Julian is a Venture Partner at Hack VC. He is an active angel investor in the crypto industry and was previously a product leader at Wormhole and led growth at Nomad. Before that, he was an investor at Two Sigma Ventures.
Hsin-Ju Chuang
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Hsin-Ju Chuang
Venture Partner
Hsin-Ju is a Venture Partner at Hack VC. She is also the founder of Dystopia Labs, a web3 events and marketing company. She also serves as a mentor at 500 Startups. Previously, she was the Head of Growth at Solana, one of the largest L-1 blockchains, and at Stellar, an open-source blockchain for payments and asset tokenization.
Min Kim
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Min Kim
Venture Partner
Min is a Venture Partner at Hack VC. She is also the Head of Ecosystem at Halborn, a blockchain security firm. Min was previously the Chief Marketing Officer at Polygon Technology, a Senior Business Development Lead at TRON Foundation and Director of Marketing, Huobi U.S. at Huobi Global.
Hannah Nixon
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Hannah Nixon
Operations Manager
Hannah is an Operations Manager at Hack VC. Previously, she held operations roles at several fintech startups, a boutique investment firm and a large U.S. bank.
Katie Gabriele
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Katie Gabriele
Accounting Analyst
Katie is an Accounting Analyst at Hack VC. She was previously a Senior Audit Associate at Grant Thornton, where she focused on financial service clients.
Tanner Tomasi
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Tanner Tomasi
Executive Assistant
Tanner is an Executive Assistant at Hack VC. Previously, he was an Assistant to CEO & Client Operations Associate at Jakett NY.