Bill Qian manages the Cypher Capital multi-strategy crypto investment firm.
Prior to joining Cypher Capital, Bill was the Global Head of Fundraising, Binance Labs, and M&A for Binance ‒ the largest global crypto platform holding 55% of the global market share, with $34 trillion in transactions in 2021.
Before this, Bill was the Head of Investment of Fintech/Tech for JD.COM ‒ an Asian internet tycoon with more than $400 billion in annual e-commerce transactions. Bill has also worked with Trustbridge Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity fund with more than $15 billion in assets under management, and has deployed and managed over $20 billion across Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 projects in his career. Bill sees himself as a “web-native investor”, looking for phenomenal founders in the
Web 3.0 industry.
Having completed his Bachelor of Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he was elected as Vice President of the student union with the highest voting rate ever recorded. He also holds an MSc in Finance from Nanyang Technological University and an MBA from the University of Toronto. Alongside his main roles, Bill serves on the executive committee of the Hillhouse Value Investing Institution.
Cypher Capital Overview
Established in 2022 by Co-Founder and Partner, Bijan Alizadeh, Cypher Capital is a leading multi-strategy crypto investment firm based in the UAE, covering venture capital, public markets, nodes, mining, etc.
The previous fund, Phoenix VC, successfully invested $10 million in blockchain startups. Following Phoenix VC’s great success, Bijan co-founded Cypher Capital, with the vision to be the leading global partner for projects in the crypto, blockchain, and digital asset community.
Working alongside globally acclaimed Web 3.0 founders, not limited to only financial capital investment, Cypher Capital also leverages its global relationships and industry expertise to ensure long-term success.
Apart from investing in projects, Cypher Capital is also building a 10,000 sq. ft. crypto hub in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai – to be operational by Q4 2022.
Cypher Capital has an existing portfolio of more than 150 projects with a Return on Capital Deployed of 45x. The investment ticket size is $250K – $1M and the investment track record includes renowned names such as Polygon, Axie Infinity, PancakeSwap, Kilt, Splinterlands, CasperLabs, etc.