Aya has spent the last few years scaling FinTech companies and currently drives Strategy and Business Operations at FalconX, an institutional digital asset brokerage backed by Accel Partners, Flybridge Capital and Lightspeed Ventures. Previously, Aya worked at Pantera Capital, the first cryptocurrency fund in the United States, founded in 2013, directly supporting Dan Morehead, CEO as well as Bill Healy, Pantera’s President. Aya has worked intimately with over 60 portfolio companies prior to joining FalconX to expand adoption in the ecosystem. Prior to Pantera Capital, Aya was an Investment Manager at Tegus, a buy-side investor research startup focused on TMT investments, joining as the team’s first-hire and scaling offices in both San Francisco and Chicago. Aya graduated with a double major in International Affairs and Finance from the George Washington University.