Director of Compliance



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Paradigm is a San Francisco-based crypto/web3 investment firm with approximately $8 billion in assets under management across multiple funds. We were co-founded in 2018 by Matt Huang (former Partner at Sequoia Capital) and Fred Ehrsam (co-founder of Coinbase). Paradigm makes investments in crypto-related companies and protocols agnostic to the stage of investment, instrument, or industry. We are a registered investment adviser, and we currently run a complex set of fund vehicles - our investments have included equity and token venture financing rounds, liquid token investments, public equity, and other esoteric instruments.

Crypto is unique among asset classes in terms of the pace of its development, and we believe that a deep understanding of blockchains and an ongoing commitment to technical excellence is critical to our success. We believe that crypto will ultimately redefine money, finance, and the internet itself, and this technological revolution will have a fundamental and long-lasting impact on the global economy. In the last four years, we’ve built a world-class team to identify investment opportunities, contribute to crypto research and support our portfolio of 80+ investments.

Paradigm is currently seeking a Director of Compliance to become a key member of the Legal & Compliance team. The Director of Compliance will support the CCO in implementing and maintaining a best in class compliance program and encouraging a strong culture of compliance with colleagues.


  • Continually assessing the firm’s compliance requirements and working with the CCO to adapt/enhance the firm's compliance program as necessary.

  • Preparing, documenting, and maintaining the firm's compliance policy manual.

  • Assisting with administration of the firm’s KYC / anti-money laundering program.

  • Assisting with implementation of the firm’s code of ethics including personal trading, gifts and entertainment, political contributions, etc.

  • Educating, training, and monitoring associates with respect to compliance matters and firm policies and procedures.

  • Performing periodic compliance program testing.

  • Coordinating annual compliance reviews and risk assessments.

  • Reviewing marketing materials.

  • Assisting with regulatory filings including Form PF and Form ADV.

  • Completing ad-hoc and special projects as required.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • At least six years of relevant compliance experience, preferably at a reputable registered investment adviser.

  • Experience with investment adviser regulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage compliance projects.

  • Keen attention to detail, highly organized, and process driven.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and accomplish results in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and maintain discretion.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced working environment with rapidly shifting priorities and needs.

  • Highly curious; fast learner.