Mr. Jake Ryan

Mr. Jake Ryan

Founder & CIO, Tradecraft Capital

Jake brings over 20 years of professional experience in software technology and investing in traditional markets to the world of crypto asset investing, which is the harmonic blend of technology and finance. As distributed ledgers are ultimately technologies, his understanding of how blockchains work as well as of fundamentals of the underlying technologies enhance his investment edge.

A noted author, Jake’s recent work Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy was published by John Wiley & Sons.

He writes long-form content where he breaks down ideas in crypto and investing. He’s a contributor to Bloomberg Radio, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review (HBR), and Real Clear Markets. He’s a special contributor to the Digital Assets Council for Financial Professionals (DACFP) with Ric Edelman as well.

He has been a frequent panelist at many conferences including the Los Angeles Blockchain Summit (LABS), the Harvard Business School SoCal Association event on cryptocurrency, CryptoBlockCon conference, Crypto Investment Summit (CIS) and was keynote speaker and content chair of the Autonomy 2040 summit as well as private investor and TD Ameritrade and Fidelity registered investment advisors (RIA) conferences.

He is frequenly on podcasts which include: the Pomp Podcast, Delphi Digital, Investor Connect, the Crypto Street Podcast, Crypto 101 and Expert Dojo where he discusses all aspects of investing in crypto assets.

Prior to the formation of TRADECRAFT Capital and the sponsorship of the Fund, Jake was the founder and CEO of a specialized software development services firm, VCG.

His current positions also include venture advisor at Mucker Labs, strategic advisor at Diversis Capital, a private equity firm, as well as an advisor to several venture-backed start-ups. Jake holds a degree in Computer Science with an concentration in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the University of Texas at Austin.


TRADECRAFT Capital is a macro/thesis-driven crypto fund that invests directly in liquid crypto assets. Its purpose is to deliver asymmetric returns. The Fund’s investment thesis is that a new long-wave economic cycle has begun – the Age of Autonomy™. It does this by following a more conservative approach to the markets via traditional, proven portfolio construction techniques, aggresive risk management, and a thoughtful data-driven approach. Investment themes drive superior asset selection, systems achieve superior portfolio construction and proprietary software informs and guides the event-driven investment plan.

Our thesis is based on over 100 years of economic theory and explores the role crypto assets play in the next long-wave economic cycle. Founded by Jake Ryan, the Fund's CIO and author of the Wiley published book, Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy.

With a focus on education, we encourage our partners to have an understanding of how these new financial instruments fit into the world, and why we believe they will continue to do so for decades to come. The Fund focuses on liquid asses as this allows us to generate venture-style returns, providing the benefit of a more liquid investment vehicle than tranditional venture funds while, simultaneously, allowing access to nascent and otherwise illiquid markets. The Fund continues to post significant gains that consistently exceed expectations.