DeFi expert

We are looking for a Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Expert for Rockaway Blockchain Fund - Venture Capital firm focused on the blockchain industry and digital assets. This position will be responsible for decentralized finance vertical from developing industry benchmarks, through deal sourcing to evangelizing communities to support governance proposals.


Your responsibilities:


  • Follow the blockchain industry with focus on decentralized finance (“DeFi”), identify trends and segments to continuously improve the investment strategy.
  • Proactively generate new opportunities (for both direct investment and yield generation), screen companies/protocols, run the due diligence process and prepare investment committee-ready documents. Present deals to the investment committee.
  • Develop industry benchmarks for decentralized finance protocols including spot & derivatives trading, insurance, lending/borrowing, indices, structured products.
  • Actively participate in the governance of portfolio protocols, create new proposals with focus on long-term success, evangelize the community to support them.
  • Build massive Twitter following within the DeFi ecosystem. Actively participate on attractive topics (i.e. releases of new protocols, hacks) and add value.

Thought leadership & networking

  • Periodically write articles and knowledge nuggets. Actively seek speaking opportunities at crypto conferences
  • Establish and nurture network of founders and subject matter experts
  • Build relationships with strategic fund partners and industry influencers.

Our requirements:

  • 10 out of 10 drive and sense of ownership.
  • Experience and successful track record in Tier 1 asset management or consulting firm (minimum 3 years).
  • Understanding of complex financial products (i.e. experience in pricing of exotic derivatives, developing structured products).
  • Ability to structure, analyze and synthesize complex problems.
  • Ability to establish working relationships with industry leaders, founders and fund partners.
  • Ability to evangelize crowd to support governance proposals.
  • Proficient English communication.
  • Proficient PowerPoint presenting.
  • (Plus) Successful track record in product management.
  • (Plus) CFA or IT background.
  • (Plus) Expertise in blockchain/ cryptocurrency investing.
  • (Plus) Established network and relationships with VCs, blockchain companies, media and conferences.

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