• A Crypto Asset Investment Firm

    Helping Catalyze A New Internet Via Decentralized Protocols

  • The Future Is Stateless

    Stateless Ventures is an early stage crypto asset investment firm. We back startups with highly asymmetric risk reward potential. Often, these are good ideas that start out looking like bad ideas. Identifying the crossover between what the smartest people are working on during nights/weekends and where the world is going. We are witnessing a Cambrian explosion of innovation in financial technology and web architecture. The future web will be more decentralized, free from trusted 3rd parties and monopoly tech giants.

     

    We believe the internet should be more egalitarian. By investing in startups and crypto protocols, we intend to bring about that change.

     

     

  • TEAM

    Matt Slater

    Managing Partner

    Matt is founder and Managing Partner at Stateless Ventures where he leads the investment team across all sectors and asset classes.

     

    Prior to Stateless, Matt was Co-founder and CEO of Hedgy – a blockchain derivatives startup backed by Tim Draper and Marc Benioff. A pioneer of smart contract technology, Hedgy built one of the first decentralized exchanges for crypto derivatives. Hedgy was acquired by Wyre, Inc. in 2018.


    Matt holds a BSc in Business from USC, a Masters in Finance from Hult and a J.D in Law from Loyola Law School.

     

     

     

    Twitter: @mattslater

    Sol Bier

    Venture Partner

    Sol is a Venture Partner at Stateless Ventures where he leads late stage investments across SaaS, Crypto, Healthcare, AI, EVs, Autonomous Robotics and other emerging fields.

    Sol founded and currently leads Factorial Funds, a private equity and venture fund focusing on growth stage investments.

    Previously, Sol was a founding engineer at Cruise Automation (YC W14), an early self driving car startup acquired by GM for $1b in 2016.

     

    Sol graduated from USC with a BSc in Physics while teaching himself how to code on nights and weekends.

     

    Twitter: @solbier1

    Sam Trautwein

    Venture Partner

    Sam is a Venture Partner at Stateless Ventures where he sources DeFi and early stage crypto deals.

     

    Sam co-founded Carbon Money during his senior year at Stanford, raising funds from Y Combinator and General Catalyst, among others. Sam started mining Bitcoin in his dorm room in 2014 and, prior to Carbon, was one of the founding engineers at Plenty, a Softbank backed AI and hydroponics company. Sam is passionate about decentralization and tech enabled disintermediation.

     

    Sam studied Computer Science at Stanford.

     

     

     

    Twitter: @futurenomics

    Reid Stender

    Analyst

    Reid is an analyst at Stateless Ventures where he helps the investment team across all sectors.

     

    Prior to Stateless, Reid covered internet and media sectors at Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) - a long/short hedge fund focused on public equities. Reid also worked in the Advisory practice at KPMG, assisting technology businesses with M&A.

    Reid graduated from the University of Oregon, doubling majoring in Finance and Economics.

     

     

  • Portfolio

    Ethereum

    2014 Seed

    MakerDAO

    2017

    0x

    2017 Seed

    Cosmos Network

    2017 Seed

    Futureswap

    2019 Seed

    Keep

    2018 Seed

    Republic Protocol

    2018

     

    Loopring

    2020

    Synthetix

    2018 Seed

    Aave

    2020

    Authereum

    Seed

    Theta Labs

    2018 Seed

    Augur

    2017 Seed

    district0x

    2018 Seed

    Bancor Network

    2020

    Nexus Mutual

    2020

    Stargaze

    Seed

    POAP

    Metalink

    Seed

    BreederDAO

    Seed

    Decentral Games

    Synapse Protocol

    Seed

    xToken

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