Mike Lempres, the chief policy officer at U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, is leaving for venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg reported.
“As chief legal and risk officer during a time of tremendous growth for Coinbase, Mike was instrumental in building the company’s legal and compliance functions and driving our vision of trust through compliance,” said a Coinbase statement to Bloomberg. “We wish him the best in his new position with Andreessen Horowitz.”
Lempres had only been Coinbase’s chief policy officer since September after serving more than a year as its legal chief, a longer stint than that of former co-worker Hunter Merghart, who left Coinbase earlier this month after six months on the job. Read more here.