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Pantera Capital
Investment firm
IndustryVenture Capital
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, United States

Pantera Capital (est. 2013) is a San Francisco-based investment firm focused on blockchain technologies.[1][2]

Pantera was founded by CEO Dan Morehead, a former chief financial officer and head of macro trading at hedge fund Tiger Management.[3][2][4] Pantera announced in March 2014 that it had shifted its focus to bitcoin and other digital currencies, having previously been primarily working with global macro hedge-fund investments.[5]

Pantera’s portfolio investments include bitcoin services provider BitPesa,[6] exchange platform Bitstamp,[7] BitPagos Inc.,[8] 21 Inc.,[9] Ripio Credit Network,[10] ChangeTip,[11] Circle[12] and Xapo.[3]

In 2014, Pantera announced a partnership with Fortress Investment Group, Benchmark and Ribbit Capital to create a shared bitcoin investment fund led by Pantera, Pantera Bitcoin Partners.[13][2] Of the deal, CEO Morehead said, “We believe Bitcoin is at an inflection point, making it the right time for a transition to more institutional management."[14] The partnership was said to indicate “a significant step in the push to move Bitcoin into the financial mainstream.”[2] In October 2017, Pantera Capital along with Blockchain Capita and Polychain Capital contributed $50 million Kik Interactive Inc's presale.[15] In the same month Pantera raised $5 million in video streaming token pre-sale.[16]

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  1. Baird, Cecile (30 December 2014). "Investing in the Bitcoin Space: Moe Levin Interviews Pantera Capital". CoinTelegraph. CoinTelegraph. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Popper, Nathaniel (18 March 2014). "Fortress, Benchmark and Ribbit Buy Stake in Pantera Bitcoin". DealBook. The New York Times. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wong, Joon Ian (23 July 2014). "6 New Hedge Funds Seeking Bitcoin Returns". CoinDesk. CoinDesk. Retrieved 6 May 2015. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "CoinDesk" defined multiple times with different content
  4. "Interview: Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital Management". HedgeFund Intelligence. HedgeFund Intelligence. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  5. Vaishampayan, Saumya (8 April 2014). "Pantera Capital Management offers 'watered-down bitcoin' for institutional investors". The Tell Blog. MarketWatch. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  6. Vigna, Paul; Casey, Michael J. (9 February 2015). "BitBeat: Kenya's BitPesa Raises $1.1 Million, Expands Operations". MoneyBeat. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  7. Dougherty, Carter (17 March 2014). "Fortress-Linked Pantera Said to Invest in Top Bitcoin Exchange". BloombergBusiness. Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  8. Wells, Georgia (17 June 2014). "BitPagos Raises $600,000 Seed Round to Boost Bitcoin Use in South America". The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  9. Ngo, Diana (11 March 2015). "Bitcoin Startup 21 Inc. Reveals Industry Record Funding of US$116 Million". CoinTelegraph. CoinTelegraph. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  10. https://ripiocredit.network/
  11. Higgins, Stan (2 December 2014). "ChangeTip Raises $3.5 Million for Bitcoin Micropayments Service". ChangeTip. ChangeTip. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  12. Primack, Dan (27 April 2015). "Exclusive: Bitcoin company Circle raising new cash". Fortune. Fortune. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  13. Casey, Michael J. (18 March 2014). "Pantera, Fortress Set Bitcoin Fund". The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  14. Peters, Chris; Kurane, Supriya (19 March 2014). "Fortress Investment, Benchmark Capital, Ribbit invest in bitcoin fund". Reuters. Reuters. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  15. "Hedge Funds Flip ICOs, Leaving Other Investors Holding the Bag". Bloomberg.com. 2017-10-03. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  16. "Pantera Leads $5 Million Investment in Video Streaming Token Pre-Sale - CoinDesk". CoinDesk. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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