Nic Carter is a Partner at Castle Island Ventures, a blockchain-focused venture capital fund, as well as the co-founder of the cryptoasset analytics platform Coin Metrics. Carter is based in Boston.
Early Life and Education
Carter was born in England and grew up in Washington, D.C. Both of his parents are British. He attended the University of St Andrews where he earned an MA (equivalent to BA in the United States) in Philosophy and International Relations in 2014. Carter would attain a Master's degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2017.
Carter first became interested in Bitcoin in 2012-2014 from reading it on various tech forums. He became involved in late 2013 and started to take it seriously after the industry survived the Mt. Gox crash. After earning his master's in finance, he started to write about the cryptocurrency space. Some of his articles included analysis of the ICO space in early 2017 (which he concluded that tokens was the equivalent to selling someone air) and the terrible job the media does at covering Bitcoin. Carter is a part of Crypto Twitter and has a substantial following in the community. As of March 2019, he had over 31k followers on the platform.
Carter's first job out of graduate school was a position as an Investment Research Analyst in alternative assets from Fidelity Investments, a position he held for nine months. In January 2017, he co-founded Coinmetrics.io an open-source cryptoasset analytics platform for investors and is Chairman of the Board. Carter became a Partner at Castle Island Ventures.