Join Our Team as a Crypto Associate

BlueYard Capital
3 min readApr 12, 2024


Backing open-ended breakthrough research is at the core of BlueYard’s investing philosophy, whether it’s nuclear fusion, programmable stem cells or novel crypto-compute infrastructure. Hackers and researchers remain the essential backbone of the crypto industry. We are proud to have supported the work of research-focused companies like Protocol Labs, Filecoin, Flashbots, Privy, Ingonyama, Tromero and more in solving critical crypto compute and infrastructure challenges, including those that could be key to unlocking adoption and enabling groundbreaking novel use cases.

This brings us to our core thesis underpinning our crypto investing strategy:

In the history of technology, economics and organizations — never has there been a technology and incentive system that can autonomously coordinate machines (compute, storage, etc), algorithms, data and capital at such an incredible scale, so quickly — all while providing independent, robust and trustless infrastructure for economic activity and data. Although still early in its development, crypto might be the ultimate solution to the collective action problem. Also, if one believes in a future where the autonomous coordination between compute, data and capital will play an increasing role, crypto networks could be the “under the hood” operating system for large economic networks.

Due to crypto’s inherent properties (ability to cut out gatekeepers, separation of state and money, internet native assets with open access) — crypto’s potential will unfold both through novel applications and decentralized infrastructure.

We are excited to be expanding the BlueYard team with a dedicated Crypto Associate position. This is designed to be a two-year role based in the US (ideally New York, but we’re flexible with the right candidate), supporting the team in backing entrepreneurs that are decentralizing markets and empowering humanity using crypto. At the core of BlueYard is the belief that venture capital is a product for entrepreneurs (and networks / protocols…), and if you are inspired by working with an intellectually curious, small and value-driven team, we want to hear from you.

The Associate role includes:

  • Identifying technologies and trends that will positively impact economies and societies and represent attractive early stage venture investment opportunities in crypto
  • Carrying out market, company and protocol due diligence on investment opportunities
  • Working with our portfolio companies and networks / protocols to support them
  • Helping with our community management and events
  • Supporting with fund reporting and analyses

Here’s what we’d like you to bring to the table:

  • A strong understanding of and passion for all things crypto
  • Self-(fire)starter — be able to run on your own, identify opportunities and prioritize without much guidance
  • The ability to clearly articulate thoughts and opinions about markets, companies and networks / protocols, both in written and spoken form
  • Strong interpersonal skills — happy to work extensively within the team and with entrepreneurs
  • Ability to carry out market and financial analyses
  • Native (or close to) English language skills both written and oral
  • The willingness to roll up your sleeves

There is no ideal background for this role and a formal degree is not required. We however think that the role will be most suitable for folks with a few years of work experience and with a track record of working in crypto.

If you are interested in the position please send the following to

  • Your CV
  • If applicable, a collection of links that best characterize your online presence



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