Balaji S. Srinivasan (born May 24, 1980) is an entrepreneur. He was co-founder of Counsyl, and is the former chief technology officer (CTO) of Coinbase and former general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
In 2007, Srinivasan co-founded genetic testing company Counsyl, which provided tests to prospective parents to screen for Mendelian diseases. Counsyl was acquired by Myriad Genetics for $375 million in 2018.
In 2013, Srinivasan co-founded 21.co, a Bitcoin mining startup that failed as a bitcoin mining business[non-primary source needed] but pivoted to become Earn.com, which allowed senders to pay users in digital currency to reply to emails. Earn.com was acquired by digital currency exchange company Coinbase in April 2018 for over $100 million.
In July 2022, Srinivasan published The Network State: How To Start a New Country which coined the concept of a Network State which proposes the setting up of decentralized digital communities that crowdfund resources to build new autonomous cities and states.