Chris Burniske Details

Chris Burniskeย is a partner at Placeholder, a New York venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets. Prior to Placeholder, he pioneered ARK Investment Managementโ€™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, includingย theย Wall Street Journal, theย New York Times,ย Fortune,ย Forbes,ย and more. Most recently, he co-authored the best-selling book,ย Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investorโ€™s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyondย (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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