Steve is a highly experienced technology entrepreneur and intellectual property expert. He is currently a Partner at Pantera Capital, an investment firm focused on Bitcoin, and serves on the board of Bitstamp, ChangeTip and Speak With Me.
In 2012, Steve co-founded Koru Ventures, an asset-based lending fund that provides technology companies with capital in the form of patent backed loans. Koru was acquired by Fortress Investment Group in 2013, where he became Managing Director. Previously Steve had been CTO at RPX Corporation, which successfully went public on the NASDAQ exchange in 2011.
Prior to that, Steve was Advisor to Miravida, Peanut Labs and Tideway Systems, for which he advised the CEO from founding to acquisition by BEA. He worked in intellectual property and for over 3 years developed Pebble Partners, an elite consulting and patent brokerage practice.