Jeremy Allaire is a technologist and entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Circle, a crypto finance company that makes it possible for people everywhere to create and share value in a way that is affordable, open and empowering.
“We need tamper-proof, resilient, decentralized infrastructure if we want society to survive the digital age.”
- Jeremy Allaire
Tech entrepreneur and investor Joe Lonsdale rose 66 spots to #22 on the 2018 Midas List. Before 8VC, he was a founding partner at investment shop Formation 8, a founder of a co-founder of Palantir, a global analytics software and services company well-known as one of Silicon Valley's most valuable companies. An early executive at Peter Thiel's hedge fund Clarium Capital, Lonsdale's one of the youngest members of the PayPal Mafia, having worked with the financial arm of Thiel's payments company while he studied at Stanford.