Alex Grieve, a veteran in politics and financial policy, joins Paradigm as Government Affairs Lead, advocating for crypto-friendly policies in Washington.
- Alex Grieve, with a background in politics and financial policy, joins Paradigm as Government Affairs Lead in the crypto industry.
- Grieve gained crypto interest in 2017 and educated Washington, DC, Hill staffers on blockchains and digital assets.
- Prior to Paradigm, Grieve worked at Tiger Hill Partners, collaborating with prominent crypto firms and trade associations.
- In his new role, Grieve will promote crypto’s policy priorities in Washington, leveraging Paradigm’s resources and commitment to innovation.
July 17, 2023 – Alex Grieve, a veteran with extensive experience in the intersection of politics and financial policy, has officially announced his new role as the Government Affairs Lead at Paradigm, one of the leading investment firms in the crypto industry.
1/ I’m thrilled to share that today – after a decade in Washington politics, and six years in crypto and crypto policy – I’m joining @paradigm as its Government Affairs Lead.
— Alexander Grieve (@AlexanderGrieve) July 17, 2023
A Decade-Long Career in Washington, DC
Grieve’s journey into the crypto world began in 2017 when he made his first investments in Bitcoin and Ethereum on Coinbase. His interest in the sector grew as he witnessed the exploration of blockchain-based settlement by the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Grieve took the initiative to educate Hill staffers in Washington, DC, about blockchains and digital assets, establishing himself as one of the pioneers in this field.
A Wealth of Experience
Prior to joining Paradigm, Grieve spent two years at Tiger Hill Partners, a regulatory advisory firm. There, he contributed to building the crypto practice by collaborating with prominent firms such as Coinbase, Polygon Labs, and BitGo, as well as trade associations like the Proof of Stake Alliance.
Grieve’s appointment as Government Affairs Lead at Paradigm comes at a crucial time for US crypto policy. Currently, multiple bills addressing different aspects of the industry are under consideration on Capitol Hill. In his new role, Grieve will leverage Paradigm’s resources and commitment to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the crypto industry to promote crypto’s policy priorities in Washington.
Paradigm’s Investment Focus
Paradigm, known for its active support of disruptive crypto/Web3 companies and protocols, has expanded its investment focus to include a broader spectrum of emerging technologies beyond crypto and blockchain. The firm now identifies itself as a “research-driven technology investment firm” with potential interests in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI).
This shift in Paradigm’s investment focus coincides with the increasing impact of AI on the cryptocurrency business. Blockchain-based AI projects are making significant progress across various industries, highlighting the potential synergy between these two transformative technologies.
An Expert Team
At Paradigm, Grieve will work alongside a team of experts including Rodrigo Seira, Dominique Little, Brendan Malone, Justin Slaughter, and Katie Biber, the firm’s Chief Legal Officer. Together, they will navigate the complex landscape of fintech and crypto regulation, advocating for crypto-friendly policies in Washington.