Joel  Monegro

Joel Monegro

Joel Monegro is an investment analyst at Union Square Ventures (USV), where he focuses on developing the firm’s blockchain thesis and investment strategy. USV is widely recognized as a blockchain thought leader among venture capital firms. The firm’s investments in blockchain companies span multiple markets and applications of the technology, from online wallets and exchanges like Coinbase and GDAX to decentralized marketplace protocols like OpenBazaar. Before joining the firm in 2014, Joel worked for the government of the Dominican Republic as Manager of the Digital Economy Department, responsible for public programs to support the local startup ecosystem and developing policy around areas such as cybersecurity, internet access, and digital payments.