Alex Evans

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve joined the team at Placeholder. I’ll be collaborating with Chris, Joel, Brad, and Mario to support the portfolio, work on new investments, and conduct research on the economics of the crypto ecosystem. 

I grew up in Greece through the financial crisis, which motivated my interest in economics and financial markets. In 2011, I moved to the U.S. to study economics at UVA, where I first caught the crypto bug while working on a decentralized microblogging project with some of my classmates. 

Over the last two years, I’ve cut my teeth on early-stage investing at Lowe’s Ventures, while spending much of my free time reading and writing about crypto (some examples of that work can be found here and here).

I could not be more excited to now focus full-time on crypto with the incredible team at Placeholder. As part of the interview process, I had the opportunity to dig into the Decred network and produce a report, which I’ve linked here as part of my introduction

I look forward to posting future work here on and on twitter @alexhevans.