At Greenfield we continue to grow and broaden our team alongside the market and its requirements. Investing in crypto and in particular investing across all layers of the Web3 stack, oftentimes leads you to invest in projects and interact with teams that tend to be more technical. But it also leads you to invest in things that require you to be an active participant and not just a passive token holder. That is why we have been flirting for a while with the thought of bringing senior technical talent into the firm and are really happy to share today that Jendrik Poloczek joined us as Head of Engineering at the end of last year, coming from Coinbase.
Jendrik works alongside our investment team and leads technical due diligence into protocols and applications. He also oversees all our internal architecture and tooling for data-driven decision making to support investment evaluation and portfolio management. With his operational experience in running distributed systems he will further take the lead for our staking and validator infrastructure.
Jendrik has been working in the crypto space for many years. He graduated with a MSc in computer science and worked as a published researcher in machine learning at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. After joining the deep tech incubator Entrepreneur First he co-founded Reebo, a company that focussed on smart contract monitoring. Reebo was later acquired by TokenAnalyst, a blockchain analytics company providing on-chain exchange flows and network fundamentals primarily to crypto hedge funds across the world. Jendrik led technical architecture from the ground up and was part of the core team that was taken over by Coinbase later on.