My name is Chris McCann and I am a General Partner at Proof of Capital. We are a new venture capital fund in the crypto industry with a focus on real adoption, global distribution, and we have a particular emphasis on Asia & emerging economies.
I previously worked at Greylock Partners where I started and led the community program there. Greylock Partners is an early investor in Facebook, Airbnb, Dropbox, Linkedin, Coinbase, among others. The community program brought together top operators focused on key verticals (growth, design, security) and emerging markets (VR/AR, robotics, artificial intelligence, crypto).
Prior to Greylock, I founded the media company StartupDigest which was the largest newsletter publication focused on startups and technology. I grew it from 0 to 2M subscribers and it was acquired by Techstars in 2012. I was also an early mentor & advisor for the Thiel Foundation, StartX out of Stanford University, Singularity University, and hosted one of the very first TEDx events in Silicon Valley.
I love building communities, so in the crypto industry I started RelayNode which helps people stay connected within the worldwide cryptocurrency ecosystem. Our curators write weekly newsletters featuring the best local events, international conferences, and content for the blockchain & cryptocurrency industry. Check it out and sign up here.
Outside of my work life, I enjoy photography and was awarded the National Geographic Photographer of the Year award in 2016. Between this and my wonderful family, I live a pretty busy and happy life. :)