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Introducing Collab Crypto

I’ve been interested in distributed ownership models since I was a Ph.D. student - my doctoral thesis was on employee stock options. When I came across Bitcoin and blockchains shortly after I graduated in 2011, I immediately saw parallels between crypto and my academic work. In some ways, it felt like the next big step in what is inevitable for the future of financial transactions.

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A Day in the Life of Collaborative Fund

Time flies.

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Team Collaborative: Meet Tejinder Gill

I am excited to join Collaborative Fund as a principal in San Francisco.

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Team Collaborative: Meet Lily Bernicker

I couldn’t be more excited to join Collaborative Fund as an associate in the New York office. I come to the wonderful world of VC by way of consulting, but I started my career at Ashoka, a social enterprise accelerator, where I first worked closely with entrepreneurs who see the world differently. With a focus on Latin America, I searched for new ways to address tough social challenges, and came away convinced of the special role of startups in improving quality of life and well-being around the world.

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Kicking Off Collaborative Fund IV - What We’re Looking For

We recently announced our new $100M early stage fund that we closed in May, along with a series of new additions to the team in June. Now that July is upon us, we’ve started to make investments out of the new fund and thought it would be good to share how we’re evolving the businesses we want to invest in.

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Team Collaborative

We are excited to welcome some new faces to the Collaborative team. Specifically, Nathan Friedman, Mimi Valdés, and Dwipal Desai are joining as venture advisors.

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Joining Collaborative Fund

I am thrilled to share that I am joining the Collaborative Fund partnership alongside Craig, Lauren, Morgan, and the rest of the amazing Collaborative team.

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Dandelion

Collaborative Fund is excited to announce that we led Dandelion’s recent seed round.

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Values and Mission Alignment Throughout Our Organization

I first met Lauren Loktev in 2012.

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Thank You Kanyi Maqubela

When I hired Kanyi back in 2011, he was an optimistic, smart, fun-loving, thoughtful person. We immediately hit it off. We both cared deeply about making the world a better place, and that bond proved to be a foundation for an incredible business partnership and friendship.

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