Placeholder is a venture capital partnership based in New York City that invests in decentralized information networks. Chris Burniske and Joel Monegro founded the firm in 2017. Brad Burnham is a venture partner. Alex Evans performs crypto-economic research and supports investment due diligence. Sayeeda Afreen manages the firm’s day-to-day operations.


We believe cryptonetworks will change the structure of global markets to counteract global inequality by decentralizing access to data, wealth and power. Read more on our investment thesis, and how we invest.