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Jake Ryan      

Author & Crypto Hedge Fund Manager

Jake Ryan is the founder and CIO of Tradecraft Capital. Ryan brings over 20 years of professional experience in software technology and investing in traditional markets to world of crypto asset investing, which is the harmonic blend of technology and finance.

As distributed ledgers are ultimately technologies, his understanding how each blockchain works as well as fundamentals of the underlying technologies enhance his investment edge.

A noted author, Ryan’s recent work, "Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy" was published by John Wiley & Sons. He writes long-form content where he breaks down ideas in crypto and investing. He’s a contributor to Bloomberg Radio, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review (HBR), and Real Clear Markets. He’s a special contributor to the Digital Assets Council for Financial Professionals (DACFP) with Ric Edelman as well.

He has been a frequent panelist at many conferences including the Los Angeles Blockchain Summit (LABS), the Harvard Business School SoCal Association event on cryptocurrency, CryptoBlockCon conference, Crypto Investment Summit (CIS) and was keynote speaker and content chair of the Autonomy 2040 summit as well as private investor and TDAmeritrade and Fidelity registered investment advisors (RIA) conferences.

As well, he has been on several podcasts including the Pomp Podcast, Delphi Digital, Investor Connect, the Crypto Street Podcast, Crypto 101 and Expert Dojo where he discusses all aspects of investing in crypto assets. Prior to the formation of Tradecraft Capital and the sponsorship of the Fund, Ryan was the founder and CEO of a specialized software development services firm, VCG.

His current positions also include venture advisor at Mucker Labs, strategic advisor at Diversis Capital, a private equity firm, as well as an advisor to several venture-backed start-ups. Ryan holds a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Speech Topics

Age of Autonomy

Cryptocurrency Asset Investing


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