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A cryptocurrency venture capital firm, lab, and validator, that builds alongside the companies and technologies we invest in.

Our Mission

On the frontier of technology, we're building the future of finance. Strangelove exists to empower the global crypto community and give rise to technologies that are open, useful, and deliver the promise of DeFi.

Venture Capital Investing

Backing startups and early stage companies who are building the future of DeFi.

Strangelove Lab

Actively building alongside the companies and technologies we invest in.

Validation Services

Providing stable and secure validation for the technologies we partner with.

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What We're Building

We're not here at the bleeding edge of DeFi to be bystanders. We believe in getting our hands dirty, and that means financing and developing our own projects for technologies we're currently invested in.

Meet the Team

Who we are

Jack Zampolin

Jack Zampolin

Founder

Jack Zampolin is a cofounder and Technical Lead at Strangelove. Jack came to into the crypto world via Blockstack and then moved to Tendermint as Director of Product. He is currently Co-Founder (Product) at Sommelier Network. As a proof-of-stake pioneer and dev evangelist, Jack brings a special blend of cloud infrastructure and blockchain experience to Strangelove.

Tyler Schmidt

Tyler Schmidt

Founder

Tyler Schmidt is a cofounder and Business Lead at Strangelove. Tyler first came into crypto space as an early Mt. Gox investor and a private miner. As a UX director with years spent building advertising for Fortune 500 clients and user infrastructure for AAA video games, Tyler adds veteran product and strategy experience to the Strangelove team.

Andrew Gouin

Andrew Gouin

Lead SRE

Andrew Gouin is a lead infrastructure operations and software engineer at Strangelove. Andrew pursued blockchain tech prior to Strangelove as a side hobby with mining and open source code contributions. Andrew brings his background in distributed computing software design, cloud infrastructure, and hardware engineering to the Strangelove team.

Ryan Warner

Ryan Warner

Engineering Manager

Ryan is an engineering manager at Strangelove. Ryan is newer to the web3 and crypto world, but is excited about the interoperability and shared security of the Cosmos Network. Ryan is a web application generalist and brings a decade of startup experience to Strangelove.

Dan Kanefsky

Dan Kanefsky

Technical Product Manager

Dan is a Technical Project Manager at Strangelove. He came from an Online Learning company where as a Project Manager, he spent a majority of his time automating workflows and manipulating media to streamline video production. Dans appreciation for blockchain technology and open source software led him to Strangelove where he looks forward to contributing to the ever expanding blockchain space.

Xander Low

Xander Low

Frontend Developer

Xander is a frontend developer at Strangelove. He works with design teams to bring their work to life in the browser. Outside of work he is a Melee Ganon main because he fears no god.

Lucy Lock

Lucy Lock

Office Manager

Lucy is the Office Manager at Strangelove, where she handles a variety of tasks including finances, tax, HR, payroll, and more. She previously spent 5+ years working in sell-side investment banking, helping founders and entrepreneurs to realize their goals. Lucy brings experience working with software and internet start-ups across a variety of verticals.

Kevin Denman

Kevin Denman

Head of Strategic Growth

Kevin is Head of Strategic Growth at Strangelove. Throughout his 13 years of experience in the technology sector, Kevin has led sales engineering, professional services, and product development initiatives across multiple industries at a variety of stages in the business growth lifecycle. Kevin believes blockchain technology will mature to become the new digital infrastructure layer of human civilization and is excited to continue developing meaningful partnerships in the space.

Griko Nibras

Griko Nibras

Frontend Developer

Griko Nibras is a Frontend Developer at Strangelove Ventures, creating delightful web experiences using frontend technologies. With a background both on design and computer science, Griko strives to craft high quality web based application landing pages and company profiles, to internal dashboards and information systems.

Jehnesa Herdsman

Jehnesa Herdsman

UX Designer

Jehnesa Herdsman is a UX Designer excited about creating meaningful experiences. With a degree in Psychology and Criminology, she has a passion for solving problems empathizing with users and creating long lasting designs. Jehnesa is fascinated with the endless possibilities of Web3 and design.

Nur Fikri

Nur Fikri

Frontend Developer

Kiki is a Frontend Developer at Stangelove. He builds Cosmos based web3 applications, bringing JavaScript and UX talent to the Strangelove team.

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