Partner at a16z crypto. Formerly product of Spotify, founder of Mediachain and the Artist Manager of Cool Managers.
Jesse Walden is a partner on the a16z crypto investment team. Prior to joining, Jesse co-founded Mediachain Labs, the group that led open source development of Mediachain, a decentralized media attribution protocol for connecting creators to their audience directly through content. Mediachain Labs was acquired by Spotify in early 2017.
Before Mediachain Labs, Jesse co-founded an artist management firm that leveraged technology in direct-to-fan distribution for Grammy-award winning artists, including Solange Knowles, Blood Orange, Majical Cloudz, and many more.
Jesse holds a B.A. in Art History and Economics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
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