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Ash Egan

Ash is the Founder and General Partner of Archetype. Ash has been leading investments in seed-stage crypto companies and protocols since 2015, having led early investments in now pillar crypto companies and protocols including Chainalysis (2015), Near (2018), and Balancer (2019). He also led Accomplice's investments in Dapper Labs/Flow (2018), and Bison Trails (2018), acq. Coinbase) among others.

Before founding Archetype, he was a Partner at Accomplice leading the firm’s blockchain/crypto practice. Ash also previously co-launched the venture arm of ConsenSys and spent time at Converge VC in Boston.

Danny

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Danny Sursock
Principal

Danny is a Principal at Archetype guiding firm management, diligence, and the build out of industry-leading operational infrastructure. Previously, Danny was a Senior Associate in Oppenheimer's Investment Banking division focused on emerging technologies.

Katherine

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Katherine Wu
Venture Partner
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Katherine is a Venture Partner at Archetype. Prior to joining Archetype, Katherine was a Senior Lead at Coinbase Ventures, where she scaled the investment practice and oversaw a record-breaking year in dealmaking. Before Coinbase, Katherine advised a number of crypto companies including Balancer Labs, Solana Labs, and the Ethereum Foundation. She was also the first business hire at Messari.

Katherine is the inaugural Research Fellow at the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), where she generates and oversees research projects that document the opportunities and challenges faced by the crypto industry in policy advocacy globally.

Nick

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Nick Pai
Research Partner

Nick is a Research Partner at Archetype, focused on advising portfolio companies on building sustainable decentralized architecture. Nick is also an early engineer at UMA protocol where he co-leads the smart contract team building an optimistic oracle ecosystem secured by economic incentives.

Katie

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Katie Chou

Katie is an Associate at Archetype. Before joining Archetype, Katie was an Analyst at Coinbase Ventures, focused on consumer and DAO investments. Katie was also previously a core contributor/talent scout at Friends with Benefits and a Gitcoin KERNEL fellow.

ar·che·type (noun)

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An archetype represents “the foundational pattern or model.”

We believe crypto is completely disrupting the models of today, and that the models of tomorrow are early-stage companies and protocols that have yet to be discovered.

At Archetype, we provide the next generation of crypto founders with the knowledge of a diverse team with experience across investing, engineering, operations, policy, community-building, and more.

we are

We like to play where we work. We are crypto-natives who have lived through multiple cycles and continue to be deeply embedded in the ecosystem.

We are high-conviction investors who deeply respect our founders’ time. Authenticity and speed are at the core of everything we do.

We collaborate with founders at the earliest stages (even pre-idea). Our core mission is to help builders scale from 0x to 1.

real ones

Our mission is to support visionary founders in realizing a Web3 future where the original tenets of the internet (limitless innovation, borderless collaboration and user-first business models) are allowed to flourish throughout the technological frontier that is crypto.

collaborators

Our mission is to support visionary founders in realizing a Web3 future where the original tenets of the internet (limitless innovation, borderless collaboration and user-first business models) are allowed to flourish throughout the technological frontier that is crypto.

crypto-natives

Our mission is to support visionary founders in realizing a Web3 future where the original tenets of the internet (limitless innovation, borderless collaboration and user-first business models) are allowed to flourish throughout the technological frontier that is crypto.

we strive towards the ideal. are you with us?