Chris Burniske Details

Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder, a New York venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets. Prior to Placeholder, he pioneered ARK Investment Management’s Next Generation Internet strategy, leading the firm to become the first public fund manager to invest in bitcoin. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesFortune, Forbes, and more. Most recently, he co-authored the best-selling book, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond (McGraw Hill, 2017).

Source: Stanford

Current Projects

Placeholder VC, Partner


New York, NY U.S.


Stanford University, BS, Earth Systems, Phi Beta Kapa, 2008-2013

Previous Projects

ARK Investment Management, LLC, Blockchain Products Lead, 2014-2017


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