Meet Jason Choi -
Jason Choi

Jason Choi

Head of Research The Spartan Group


Growing up in Hong Kong, Jason Choi learned that the web has no borders when YouTube taught him colloquial English.

While at Wharton, he cold emailed biz magazines to help profile startup founders. After spending a summer at Bridgewater Associates and cultivating an interest in markets/investing, Jason helped launch Contrary Capital to back the founders he met.

Today, Contrary is a venture fund backed by Twitch, Tesla, Facebook, and Reddit executives and actively investing in early-stage startups.

Jason's first contact with Bitcoin came in 2016 when we learned about hash functions in the class. In 2017, he traded cryptocurrencies for fun and made enough to pay for a coding Bootcamp. Crypto reminded him of how he felt about the borderless nature of the web and he was fascinated.

Jason started the Blockcrunch podcast in 2018 to interview crypto developers & builders. Today, Blockcrunch is a top 10% podcast by per episode downloads globally across all categories, distributed by Let's Talk Bitcoin, one of the first media companies in crypto.

After a year at Deloitte Consulting supporting the firm's fintech and blockchain practices, he left to focus 100% on crypto investing. Since then, he led research and investments Spartan Capital, a discretionary crypto asset hedge fund in Hong Kong.

Jason speaks and reads Cantonese (native), English (native), and Mandarin (fluent).

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