John joined Pantera as Head of Capital Formation in 2021. Prior to Pantera, he led the family office and institutional capital formation efforts at Lyrical Asset Management, and helped managed Lyrical Partners’ venture investments. From 2004-2013, he was Partner and COO at Capricorn Investment Group, originally the single-family office for Jeff Skoll, the first president of eBay. During his tenure, the firm was an early investor in Tesla, VitaminWater, SpaceX, TrueCar, HeartFlow, and Yammer. Prior to Capricorn, John was CFO and Partner at biomedical venture firm Sanderling Ventures, and had finance roles at Accel-backed Iospan Wireless and Cisco Systems. John graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy, and has an International MBA with high honors from the Moore School at the University of South Carolina. He has served on the University’s Endowment Investment Committee as a Trustee since 2009.