Mrinalini “Ria” Bhutoria has an extensive background in digital finance. Before her current role as principal at Castle Island Ventures, she was director of research at Fidelity Digital Assets, and previously a senior analyst at Circle Research, a spin-off of digital payments giant Circle. Prior to that, Bhutoria worked as an equity research analyst at Credit Suisse. Her work has given her prominent status in the Bitcoin industry, as Fidelity was one of the first asset managers to embrace Bitcoin openly.