Pantera Capital COO Samir Shah Leaves the Crypto Venture Capital Firm After Two Months

Shah, who joined in July, left the company less than a month after legal counsel Joe Cisewski quit to join the CFTC, his LinkedIn profile indicates.

AccessTimeIconAug 31, 2022 at 9:54 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:18 p.m. UTC
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Pantera Capital Chief Operating Officer Samir Shah appears to have left the cryptocurrency-focused investment firm after barely two months, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Shah, the former head of asset management sales at JPMorgan (JPM) and a 12-year veteran at the bank, joined Pantera at the start of July, CoinDesk reported. He said at the time he was “excited to partner with Dan Morehead, Joey Krug and the broader Pantera team to help take the organization to new heights!”

He left this month, his profile shows. There’s no indication he has taken on a new position.

Pantera Capital, the crypto venture capital and hedge fund helmed by Dan Morehead, is having a rocky couple of months as far as resignations go. Last month, legal counsel Joe Cisewski left to become chief of staff to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Christie Goldsmith Romero.

Pantera has some $5.8 billion in assets under management and counts the likes of exchanges Coinbase (COIN), FTX and stablecoin builder Circle among its investments.

Neither Shah nor Pantera responded to requests for comment by press time.

CORRECTION (Sept. 1, 15:54 UTC): Corrected to reflect that Joe Cisewski left to become chief of staff to CFTC Commissioner Romero, not to the agency itself.


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