Forbes 2019 30 under 30 list is out and once again we get to meet amazing young and bright people.
There are 600 people in the list across 20 categories. Even if you haven’t heard of them yet, they will put their marks on the milestones paving the way to our future.
iHodl checked the list and decided to highlight some of these individuals for your attention, just because 600 is still a big number to go through it.
Without further ado, here they are:
Linda Xie, age 27 @ljxie
Linda was a product manager at the crypto exchange Coinbase. She is the co-founder/managing director of Scalar Capital and advising to 0xProject while managing 18 projects.
Hunter Horsley, age 28 @HHorsley
Horsley was a product manager on monetization at Facebook and Instagram. He is now the CEO of Bitwise Asset Management. The company which played a vital role in introducing cryptocurrency index funds.
Kyle Samani, age 28 @KyleSamani
Kyle raised $75 million from investors like Andreessen Horowitz to invest in cryptocurrencies. He is now a managing partner at Multicoin Capital. The Company states its mission as “to accelerate the transition from the centralized institutions of the Industrial Age to the decentralized institutions of the Internet Age.”
Adam Goldberg, age 24
Start from this; Goldberg enrolled at UC Berkeley when he was 13! He was a mathematician at the Department of Defence. Now Adam is a partner at the Lightspeed, oversaw bets on Bitmain, Telegram, and Strangeworks, a quantum computing company.
Olaoluwa Osuntokun, age 25 @roasbeef
Osuntokun is an immigrant from Nigeria. He co-founded Lightning Labs and in order to make Bitcoin micro-transactions more efficient, he raised $2.5 million. He is focused on Bitcoin protocol.
Anish Pathipati, age 29
Pathipati oversaw $300 million investment in HCA when he was part of Silver Lake and Brave Warrior. Now he is Chief Investment Officer at in Glenn Hutchins' subsidiary where he is responsible for $900 million funds in Virtu and a substantial crypto portfolio.
JB Rubinovitz, age 26 @rubinovitz
Rubinovits co-founded Bail Bloc. She is the locomotive of this project which aims to finance collateral. Bronx Freedom Fund benefitted Monero project when it raised funds by mining for the release of 100 arrested people.
Nader Al-Naji, age 26 @nadertheory
Intangible Labs Al-Naji is a co-founder of has raised $133 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Bain Capital Ventures to develop Basis stablecoin. The crypto promises to replace central banks. Al-Naji is a world junior rowing champion and former developer at Google.