Barry Silbert Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 43

  • Portfolio
  • 19

  • Exits
  • 21


Barry Silbert General Information


Mr. Barry Silbert is the Founder and serves as a Chief Executive Officer at Digital Currency Group. He served as a Board Member at Bitwala. He serves as an Advisor at BitPay. He serves as a Board Member at Ethereum Classic. A global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain and bitcoin companies all over the world. DCG is the parent company of Grayscale Investments (the most prominent digital currency asset manager with ~$2 billion in AUM), Genesis Trading (the largest regulated crypto trading and lending firm), and CoinDesk (the preeminent media and events company in the space). A pioneer in bitcoin investing, he began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. Prior to leading DCG, he was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket, a venture-backed technology company that Nasdaq acquired. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by both Ernst & Young and Crain's and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 under 40" list. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked as an investment banker in New York. He graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Barry Silbert Investments (43)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Ripio 22-Feb-2017 Early Stage VC 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Electric Coin Company 23-Sep-2016 00000 00000 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
BitFlyer 12-Aug-2015 00000 00000 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Abra 07-Jul-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Brokerage Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Reveal (Social/Platform Software) 16-Jun-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Voyat 18-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 00000 0000000
ShapeShift 10-Mar-2015 0000 00000 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Stacks (Software Development Applications) 14-Nov-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Melotic 10-Oct-2014 Seed Round 00.000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Coinapult 01-Oct-2014 Seed Round 00000 Financial Software Out of Business 00000 0000000

Barry Silbert Exits (21)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
BitFlyer 30-May-2023 Merger/Acquisition
Coinapult 26-Apr-2022 000 00 00000000
Safello Group 12-May-2021 000 00.00
TradeBlock 05-Jan-2021 000000000000000000
Mirror Labs 01-Feb-2020 000 00 00000000
RealDirect 01-Jan-2020 000000000000000000
Murfie 25-Nov-2019 0000000000: 000000
Lua (Communication Software) 14-Feb-2019 000000000000000000
Chain 10-Sep-2018 Merger/Acquisition
42Floors 18-Jul-2018 Merger/Acquisition 000.00

Barry Silbert Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Barry Silbert Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Barry Silbert Angel Investor 000 0 New York, NY

Barry Silbert FAQs

  • Who is Barry Silbert?

    Barry Silbert is an angel Investor who has made 43 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Barry Silbert?

    Barry Silbert is an angel investor.

  • What does Barry Silbert do?

    As an angel investor, Barry Silbert invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Barry Silbert invested in?

    Barry Silbert has made numerous investments in companies like Ripio, Electric Coin Company, and BitFlyer within the Financial Software industry.

  • What has Barry Silbert invested in recently?

    Barry Silbert's latest investment was on 22-Feb-2017 in Ripio, a company within the Financial Software industry.

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