One five-year veteran of Ethereum software firm ConsenSys, Vanessa Grellet, is scheduled to join crypto investment group CoinFund as its new head of portfolio growth and development. In a May 6 official announcement from CoinFund, the investment group confirmed that Grellet would be responsible for guiding its entire portfolio of over 50 companies and projects.
The new lead of portfolio growth will be targeting to :
“bridge the gap between the worlds of traditional companies and decentralized networks by forming alliances between blockchain projects and protocols.”
“My team will serve as partners who support and guide founders and their teams during their journeys from early-stage to growth-at-scale. The firm’s investment in our Portfolio Growth team […] demonstrates our dedication to meeting the needs of early-stage companies as well as our long-term commitment to the blockchain industry.”
CoinFund has invested in many popular projects in the crypto sector. In September 2021, the company backed non-fungible token-based digital art marketplace Rarible. After that happened, its governance token doubled in price. The investment group was notably behind funding for Delta Exchange’s expansion into the slippery Indian markets last May.
Grellet being a financial analyst and lawyer previously was employed as a corporate strategy executive at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Today, she still sits on the boards of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition and the Arts and Antiquities Blockchain Consortium and is the current president of Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition.