485BPOS 1 parape23xbrl.htm Paradigm Funds

Securities Act Registration No. 333-100507
Investment Company Act Registration No. 811-21233

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933  [X] 
Pre-Effective Amendment No. __  [  ] 
Post-Effective Amendment No. 23  [X] 
 
And/or
  
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940  [X] 
Amendment No. 24  [X] 

PARADIGM FUNDS

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Nine Elk Street   
Albany, New York  12207 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code) 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code: (518) 431-3500

Robert A. Benton
Paradigm Funds
Nine Elk Street
Albany, New York 12207

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

Copies to:

Donald S. Mendelsohn
Thompson Hine LLP
312 Walnut Street, 14th Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4089

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box) 
 
                   [X]  immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) 
                   [  ]  on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b) 
                   [  ]  60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) 
                   [  ]  on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) 
                   [  ]  on 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) 
                   [  ]  on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485. 
If appropriate, check the following box: 
                   [  ]  this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously 
  filed post-effective amendment. 


SIGNATURES

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Post-Effective Amendment pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Amendment to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Albany, State of New York, on the 16th day of April, 2013.

PARADIGM FUNDS

By: /s/Robert A. Benton           
Robert A. Benton, Treasurer

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Signature  Title  Date 
 
Candace King Weir*  Trustee   
  President and   
  Principal Executive Officer   
 
Carl A. Florio*  Trustee   
  
Peter H. Heerwagen*  Trustee   
  
Anthony J. Mashuta*  Trustee   
  
William P. Phelan *  Trustee   
 
/s/Robert A. Benton               April 16, 2013 
Robert A. Benton  Treasurer and   
  Chief Financial Officer /   
  Principal Financial Officer   
* By: /s/Robert A. Benton            
        Robert A. Benton, Attorney-In-Fact     
 
Date: April 16, 2013     


PARADIGM FUNDS 
EXHIBIT INDEX 
 
Index No.   Description of Exhibit 
101.INS  XBRL Instance Document 
101.SCH  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document 
101.CAL  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase 
101.DEF  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase 
101.LAB  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase 
101.PRE  XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase