Vice President

Jared Franklin

I was drawn to crypto for similar reasons that I was drawn to fintech back in 2007: it's the early innings of a multi-decade shift with the potential to disrupt the status quo worldwide.

Why Venture Capital?

I've worked in product management at various fintech companies. The earliest stages were always the most exciting and intellectually stimulating. I was drawn to crypto for similar reasons that I was drawn to fintech back in 2007: it's the early innings of a multi-decade shift with the potential to disrupt the status quo worldwide. Venture Capital enables me to play a role in accelerating this shift by helping extraordinary people at the most foundational moment of their journey.

Experience

I joined Costanoa after spending 15 years in product management at companies like BlockFi, PayPal, Blispay, and BillMeLater. I'm thankful for my broad range of experience working across the startup lifecycle. Most of my work focused on helping build and launch 0-1 products so I'm excited to partner with others as they do the same.

Education

BBA in Management Information Systems from Loyola University Maryland

Outside of Work

My wife and I enjoy taking full advantage of the Florida sunshine. As cliche as it sounds, we love going on long walks by the beach. Most of my time indoors is spent spoiling our dog, working, or on the Peloton or Tonal. And since crypto is 24/7, I'm usually reading, listening, or talking about it during all of those activities.

Favorite Book to Recommend

Grinding It Out

Ray Kroc

Favorite TV Show to Binge

The Wire