Ventures/Ecosystem Associate


June 11, 2021

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.
There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.
What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):
  • Research the latest trends and shifts in the crypto ecosystem and develop unique perspectives; outline their impact on the industry and Coinbase through Around the Block
  • Help drive the end to end process for creating and distributing the Around the Block newsletter, and collaborate with the content team to facilitate broader content initiatives
  • Partner with internal crypto experts to create bespoke analysis on the most relevant news and trends in the crypto industry
  • Cultivate relationships with product leads and executives across Coinbase and the crypto ecosystem with industry players, startups, and investors to be at the forefront of new developments
  • Support sourcing and diligence of new early stage cryptocurrency companies for Coinbase Ventures
  • Help drive Coinbase Ventures investment decisions, manage deal pipeline, and portfolio company relationships
  • Partner with product leads to scope and deliver bespoke analysis on emerging trends in the cryptocurrency industry, and communicate insights to key stakeholders
  • Collaborate and promote internal education on key cryptocurrency themes and topics through onboarding sessions and custom training
  • Participate in growing the Corporate Development function by supporting broader-team initiatives, including hiring

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):
  • 4+ years experience building or working within the cryptocurrency industry; investing and/or content / editorial experience is a plus
  • Experience with cryptocurrency research, analyst, and/or journalism roles
  • Passion and deep understanding of emerging trends within the cryptocurrency industry
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to distill complex topics into clear, easy to understand messaging
  • Excellent organizational, analytic, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Experience working with startup management teams and cross-functional execs, including product, engineering, legal, and finance
  • BA/BS degree

Nice to haves:
  • Experience at top-tier venture capital firm and/or cryptocurrency specific company
  • Data Analysis and/or Engineering experience, preferably in or with blockchains
  • MS or advanced degree
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