“Banks can’t ignore Bitcoin anymore.”

Barry Silbert

CEO & Founder

We are a team who passionately believe bitcoin and blockchain technology will drive global economic and social change. Our unique model enables us to deploy our resources to build the bitcoin and blockchain ecosystem over the long term.

The DCG Team

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert

FOUNDER & CEO, DCG

A pioneer in digital currency investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. In 2015, Barry founded Digital Currency Group and today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry. Barry previously was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket (acquired by NASDAQ in 2015) and earlier in his career worked as an investment banker. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He has received many accolades including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 Under 40" list. Barry has a longstanding passion for investing in great entrepreneurs with big ideas and has a knack for disruption himself.

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

COO

Mark is the Chief Operating Officer of DCG. In that role, he works closely with DCG’s subsidiaries on strategy, execution, marketing, and all management matters. Mark leads DCG’s legal, communications, marketing, brand, and public policy efforts, and supports Barry on day-to-day management of DCG. He also advises DCG portfolio companies on public relations, brand, and marketing efforts. Mark is President of the Board of Directors of Blockchain Association, the industry’s leading trade association. Prior to joining DCG, Mark led communications teams at Bloomberg, First Data, and SecondMarket. Mark worked as a commercial litigation attorney earlier in his career. He is a graduate of Miami University (B.A.) and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.).

Casey Taylor

Casey Taylor

VP, NETWORK

Sitting at the center of DCG's expansive network of portfolio companies, subsidiaries, and shareholders, Casey acts as the primary point of contact for post-investment support and strategic partnerships across our family of businesses. With seven years of experience supporting entrepreneurs full time, she has developed a pattern recognition of the challenges that teams face while scaling and a robust set of resources to support them. A world-class experience designer and seasoned community strategist, Casey cut her teeth working in tech advocacy at NY Tech Alliance and in venture at Female Founders Fund.

Simi Wurtzel

Simi Wurtzel

VP, FINANCE

As the VP of Finance & Controller Simi is responsible for all financial matters for DCG and its subsidiaries. He also serves as part-time DJ and resident AV expert.

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

Jigar Shah serves as the  Assistant Controller for DCG where he is responsible for daily functions related to financial accounting and reporting. He also supports the finance function for subsidiary companies. Drawing from a career in financial services, most recently at Brookfield Asset Management, previously at SS&C Technologies, as well as Lightfoot Capital Partners and Ernst & Young, LLP, Jigar brings fantastic experience to this role. He holds degrees from New York University and Pace University.

Larry Sukernik

Larry Sukernik

ASSOCIATE, INVESTMENTS

Larry joined the DCG investments team in 2018. His responsibilities include working with the team to source, analyze, and execute venture and digital currency investments. Prior to joining DCG, Larry worked at Ernst & Young, where he spent 3 years developing the cryptocurrency and blockchain practice. He graduated with a B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Rutgers Business School.

Samantha Bohbot

Samantha Bohbot

PLATFORM MANAGER

Samantha offers hands on support to DCG’s portfolio companies and works with our team and founders to lead initiatives that generate business opportunities across the portfolio. Having ran the partnerships effort at a London-based heath-tech start-up prior to joining DCG, Samantha is passionate about helping companies at critical growth stages to scale efficiently. She started her career at Orbis Investments, the global asset manager, conducting fund analysis on the firm’s emerging market equity fund and, eventually, leading business development initiatives.

Christiane Shaw

Christiane Shaw

Chief of Staff

Christiane has a spectrum of responsibilities at DCG with a concentration on keeping Barry sane and productive. She serves as the connective tissue among leadership and focuses on fostering a collaborative, high-performance culture. Before joining DCG in 2013, Christiane held operations and HR roles at AlpInvest Partners, Warburg Pincus, and Cambridge Leadership Associates. She has a restaurant recommendation for any occasion and enjoys the challenge of an impossible task.

Samantha Weinberg

Samantha Weinberg

RECEPTIONIST

Sam is our Receptionist – the friendly face of Digital Currency Group. She is a vital part of the DCG Support Team, focusing on all front of the house activities. Sam's warm and welcoming presence ensures that visitors and employees alike feel at home in our office. Sam came to DCG with almost a decade of experience in a support role and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo.  

Board Members

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert

FOUNDER AND CEO, DCG

A pioneer in digital currency investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. In 2015, Barry founded Digital Currency Group and today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry. Barry previously was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket (acquired by NASDAQ in 2015) and earlier in his career worked as an investment banker. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He has received many accolades including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 Under 40" list. Barry has a longstanding passion for investing in great entrepreneurs with big ideas and has a knack for disruption himself.

Glenn Hutchins

Glenn Hutchins

CO-FOUNDER, SILVER LAKE

Glenn Hutchins is a co-founder of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing. He serves on the board of AT&T, Nasdaq, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Brookings Institution, the Economic Club of New York and the Center for American Progress. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, an owner and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously, he was a special advisor to President Clinton. With his wife, he founded the Hutchins Family Foundation to support healthcare, education and public policy initiatives.

Lawrence Lenihan

Lawrence Lenihan

CO-CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, RESONANCE

Lawrence Lenihan is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Resonance, a venture operating company that partners with talented creators to transform the fashion industry by uniquely combining venture investing experience, fashion industry insight and expertise, manufacturing knowledge and capability and technology vision. Prior to Resonance, Lawrence founded FirstMark Capital in New York City which has backed some of the most successful commerce companies in the market today including Tommy John, Pinterest and Shopify. Lawrence is an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School where he teaches Next Generation Retail.

Board Advisors

Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers

CHARLES W. ELIOT UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama.

Investment Committee

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert

FOUNDER & CEO, DCG

A pioneer in digital currency investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. In 2015, Barry founded Digital Currency Group and today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry. Barry previously was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket (acquired by NASDAQ in 2015) and earlier in his career worked as an investment banker. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He has received many accolades including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 Under 40" list. Barry has a longstanding passion for investing in great entrepreneurs with big ideas and has a knack for disruption himself.

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

MANAGING PARTNER, RRE VENTURES

Since becoming a venture capitalist in 1992, Jim has led investments in and served on the boards of more than 40 companies. His current focus is on businesses that leverage network effects or crowd-intelligence, particularly within the financial services, products, and applications markets. He is a co-founder of Abra, and also advises many seed companies, including Admittedly, Culinary Agents, itBit, TheSkimm, and Mirror. Jim has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 VC's. Before that, he was with JP Morgan, initially developing global risk-management systems, and later as an investment banker. Jim earned an MBA from Harvard in 1992.

Lawrence D. Lenihan Jr

Lawrence D. Lenihan Jr

CO-CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, RESONANCE

Lawrence Lenihan is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Resonance, a venture operating company that partners with talented creators to transform the fashion industry by uniquely combining venture investing experience, fashion industry insight and expertise, manufacturing knowledge and capability and technology vision. Prior to Resonance, Lawrence founded FirstMark Capital in New York City which has backed some of the most successful commerce companies in the market today including Tommy John, Pinterest and Shopify. Lawrence is an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School he teaches Next Generation Retail.

Matt Harris

Matt Harris

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BAIN CAPITAL VENTURES

Matt serves on the board of Billtrust, Novus Partners, SigFig, and OpenFin. Prior to BCV, Matt co-founded and ran Village Ventures, where he focused on the same sectors and invested in such companies as BlueTarp, Consumer United, Dwolla, iSend, On Deck Capital, Simple, TxVia and Zipmark. Matt went to Williams College, graduating in 1994 with a degree in Political Economy. Matt was the Captain of the Williams College Rugby Club for his junior and senior year, which as you can imagine consumed nearly all of his spare time. Outside of work, Matt is delighted to spend time with his wife, Jessica, and their three children.

Matt Turck

Matt Turck

MANAGING DIRECTOR, FIRSTMARK CAPITAL

Matt Turck, a Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, invests across a broad range of early-stage enterprise and consumer startups. Prior to FirstMark, he was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures, the investment and incubation arm of Bloomberg LP, which he helped start. Prior, Matt was the co-founder of TripleHop Technologies, an enterprise search software startup that was acquired by Oracle. Matt is passionate about building communities, and organizes two large monthly events, Data Driven NYC and and Hardwired NYC. Matt graduated from Sciences-Po (IEP) Paris and holds a master of laws from Yale Law School. He blogs at mattturck.com.