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Backing the builders of the new open internet

NEW OPEN INTERNET

NEW OPEN INTERNET

The future of the internet is being shaped BY THE EXTRAORDINARY

by the extraordinary

by the extraordinary

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PORTFOLIO

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Active
LEAD
Balloon Dogs
Data Infrastructure
New Market Disruptor
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LEAD
Biconomy
Data Infrastructure
Gateway
Customisable transaction journey through meta transactions in your blockchain enabled app within a couple lines of code. Reduces the friction between your application and your users.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Catapult
Data Infrastructure
Digital Community
Answering decentralised collaboration. Unlocking the potential in Web3 communities through effortless onboarding, rich Web3 profiles, and powerful tools to explore and connect.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Chainflip
Decentralized Finance
New Market Disruptor
A decentralised, trustless protocol that enables cross chain swaps between different blockchains to create a seamless universe.
VISIT SITE
Acquired
Acquired
Chainspace
Data Infrastructure
New Market Disruptor
A sharded smart contract platform allowing truly scalable blockchain applications. Acquired by Facebook as a key part of their blockchain strategy
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Coordinape
Digital Community
New Market Disruptor
An armoury for scaling DAOs.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LEAD
Fair.xyz
Data Infrastructure
Gateway
Engineers from Instagram, Facebook, and Goldman Sachs built a platform for creators to launch collections without code, gas, or complications.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Floor
Digital Community
Gateway
The home for web3 on your phone. Discover, follow, and collect onchain with friends, all in one app.
VISIT SITE
Acquired
Acquired
GK8
Decentralized Finance
Gateway
An institutional-grade custody platform used as the custody partner of choice by consumer trading and investment platform, eToro
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LEAD
Gensyn
Data Infrastructure
Gateway
Hyperscale, cost-efficient, compute protocol for the world's frontiers of deep learning models.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Grainchain
Low-end Market Disruptor
Decentralized Finance
An end-to-end supply chain and transactional platform for bulk dry agricultural commodities such as corn, sorghum, wheat and soybeans
VISIT SITE
Acquired
Acquired
HAL.xyz
Data Infrastructure
Gateway
The bridge between smart contracts and centralized apps. Connect your wallets, tokens and dApps in new ways with powerful automations. Acquired by Consensys
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LAST
Data Infrastructure
New Market Disruptor
Last L2 EVM backed by the Utility Chain L1. Cashflow for sustainable incentives. Build to Last.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LEAD
Nym
Data Infrastructure
New Market Disruptor
Building an incentivized network for privacy-preserving decentralized mixnets
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LEAD
Omni
Data Infrastructure
Gateway
Multi-chain wallet that makes staking your crypto as easy as possible. Earn interest on coins in seconds.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Ord.io
Digital Community
Gateway
Experience Bitcoin like never before.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Ordinals Bot
Data Infrastructure
Gateway
Making it easy to inscribe ordinals on Bitcoin - Like, really easy.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Pocket Network
Data Infrastructure
Low-end Market Disruptor
Building a two sided marketplace that links application developers with infrastructure providers
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
LEAD
Tenderize
Decentralized Finance
Gateway
Connecting Web3 with DeFi through liquid staking and yield aggregation protocol.
VISIT SITE
Active
Active
Vega Protocol
New Market Disruptor
Decentralized Finance
Trustless protocol for non-custodial derivatives trading, margining and settling
VISIT SITE
FUNDING

Redifining our models of finance, governance, and business.

FULL MANIFESTO

The world's defining minds dedicated to growth

As technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and lawyers. Proven individuals with elite specialisms in blockchain, finance, theory, and enterprise software providing the widest collective advantage. We’re more than capital. We’re builders and a close partner to teams at every stage from startup to prosperous launch.
Lior Messika
Founder, Managing Partner
Lior Messika
Founder, Managing Partner

Lior spent his entire career at the intersection of investments, entrepreneurship, and frontier technologies. Before Eden Block, Lior scaled companies and led investments at Messika Holdings, as CEO of the group. At Eden Block, Lior works with the investment team & portfolio founders to solve problems, and refine the firm's investment theses. In his work, Lior is passionate about web3 infrastructure and decentralized value systems. Lior is an active contributor to a number of decentralized organizations, and is the Founder of the Mutant Cartel, one of the fastest-growing communities in the BAYC universe. Outside of Eden Block, Lior is an active philanthropist and co-founder of the Seadragon Foundation, a social enterprise dedicated to environmental conservation and social impact. Lior has been recognized by Forbes Europe's 30 under 30 list of 2021 for his work as an investor and entrepreneur.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Rami Beracha
General Partner
Rami Beracha
General Partner

Rami served as Managing Partner at Pitango Venture Capital the largest venture capital fund in Israel (1996-2018) with $2.4B AUM 57M&As and 25 IPOs. In Pitango Rami was focused on early stage deep tech Web 2 investments, is personally signed on 15 exits and set on the board of numerous startups including Anobit (acquired by Apple), Leaba (acquired by Cisco), Dune (acquired by Marvel), Gteko (acquired by Microsoft), Convergin (acquired by oracle), dbMotion (acquired by Allscript) and Neebula (acquired by Service Now) among others.

Rami brings his deep experience and knowledge in building a startup roadmap from 1st money in all the way to an exit in the Web 2 infrastructure play, from vision, product and team building, through go-to-market and business model strategies, all the way to exit and M&A negotiations.

Rami was also the founder and chairman of Sosa TLV, which creates links between cities and global players, and Israeli start-ups.

Before joining Pitango, Rami was an Attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris and Jacobson (NY), 1992 - 1995 - a leading Wall Street law firm where focused on restructuring and securities/Rami holds three degrees: LLB, Tel Aviv university; LLM - Fordham University, NY; MBA - INSEAD University, France

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Orit Freedman Weissman
General Partner
Orit Freedman Weissman
General Partner

Orit Freedman Weissman is a global investment banker and investor. She was a partner at Goldman Sachs where she served for over 20 years in Investment Banking in New York. She specialized in M&A transactions, financings and investments in private companies. She was founder and regional CEO for Goldman Sachs Israel and also served on the firm’s International Board of Advisors. Orit is a co-founder of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences in Tel Aviv. In recent years, she has been an investor in web3 through funds and direct investments. Orit is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School and earned an MBA at New York University's Stern School of Business.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Yoann Douieb
CO-FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER & COO
Yoann Douieb
CO-FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER & COO

For 20 years, Yoann has been managing various multi-assets investment vehicles, including at hedge fund EnTrustPermal, investment bank Natixis’s trading unit and holding company Temple Stone. He has also contributed to the UN’s international trade missions through business and financial consulting roles. At Eden Block, Yoann is responsible for all cross-functional aspects of the company’s operations, finances, legal and portfolio management. Yoann has also been an angel investor with a core focus in impact, most specifically sustainable urban development, waste management and health.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Nelson Ryan
Investment Partner
Nelson Ryan
Investment Partner

Having spent his career focused on investment research, since 2017 Nelson has focused exclusively on the crypto markets. At The Reserve Ventures he worked closely with crypto founders and at Livepeer Grants lead public goods funding for the Livepeer Network. Nelson leads Eden's investment team on deal flow, due diligence, and market research to shape the firms investment theses and drive investment decisions. Outside of Eden Block, Nelson was previously a director at the Pocket Network Foundation, focusing on core protocol funding, while ensuring the Pocket Network remains an open credibly neutral platform for developers.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Daniel Luca
Tech Lead
Daniel Luca
Tech Lead

Writing his first program at five years old, he's never ceased to nurture his passion and love for tech and programming. Starting as a software developer, his entrepreneurial nature led him to co-found several startups, building a large part of the product whilst leading teams. His journey with blockchain started in 2017 by building an Ethereum analytics platform which fed an appetite for infosec that he'd held from a young age. His hacker mindset benefited the new career turn of conducting security audits with ConsenSys Diligence. Allowing him to do research in the security space and present findings at conferences around the world. At Eden Block, he is responsible for understanding the business's technical parts and providing support to the portfolio. He still loves to code and often contributes to open-source projects, advises companies, analyses exploits and vulnerabilities, and writes about all of this on Twitter.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Sergey Vartanov Khachaturyan
Associate
Sergey Vartanov Khachaturyan
Associate

Sergey spend the last 5 years on the investment side of more generalist and crypto native funds, specialising in investments across crypto, fintech and SaaS.

On the investment team at Eden Block, with focus on dealmaking and dealflow, simultaneously supporting the fundraising and operations efforts of the fund.

He holds a BSc from University College London and an MSc from London Business School.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Rafael Mannelid
Associate
Rafael Mannelid
Associate

Rafael is a dedicated protocol reader and a validator on multiple chains. He has experience ranging from e-healthcare and analytics to finance. This includes programming, researching, and analyzing/processing information and data. At Eden Block, he has the bunny in the hat role. Apart from covering Eden Blocks staking matters, he also supports the business’s research, due diligence, and technical parts.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Ian Plunkett
Venture Partner
Ian Plunkett
Venture Partner

Ian Plunkett is a Venture Partner at Eden Block, advising portfolio companies and the fund on communications, brand strategy, culture, and values. He is also Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Alder, where he leads communications, brand strategy, and marketing operations.

Ian built and scaled Twitter’s Policy Communications team around the world from 2015-2021, overseeing engagement with the company’s leadership team and CEO on issues such as ESG, data protection and privacy, countering violent extremism, content moderation, and election interference. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Times of India, Sunday Times, and more.

After his tenure at Twitter, Ian joined Coinbase as the first Director of Global Policy Communications where he advised the company’s CEO and C-suite team on policy and communications issues, including the first regulatory position paper published by the firm.

He is also a former UNAOC Fellow, UK Young Leaders Fellow, and a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Dublin City University and an M.Sc. in Political Science & Communications from the London School of Economics.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Ollie Blears
Legal & Regulatory Advisor
Ollie Blears
Legal & Regulatory Advisor

Ollie is a partner at RW Blears and was previously at Allen & Overy and Bridgepoint. He has a number of years experience working with a range of market participants building and investing in web 3.0 infrastructure. Ollie advises Eden Block on legal and regulatory matters across the fund and its portfolio.

Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP and Eden Block II GP LLP
Part of Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP
Eden Block Investment Advisers LLP is an Appointed Representative of G10 Capital Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
5+ YEARS
In the blockchain industry
25+ YEARS
Of investment experience
$500m+
Cumulative capital deployed
$10bn+
Cumulative exit valuations
20+ EXITS
Successfully coordinated

Our Greenhouse Of Research

ETH Economics: Stake Targeting and the Solo Staker Dilemma
Examines Electra and Endgame Staking Economics: A Case for Targeting, which both have the potential to dramatically change the economics of Ethereum staking.
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Ordinals
Potential to realise the unmet promises of NFTs.
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Compressed NFTs
Pathing the way for scalability & unlocking new distribution channels within the NFT ecosystem.
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Token Design: The pathway to value accrual
Exploring token design and value accrual in crypto networks.
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The right way to use Transient Storage (EIP-1153)
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Chainflip Investment Thesis
A look at how Chainflip is reshaping the future of cross-chain exchange.
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The Inception of Doppelganger Networks
Examining Doppelganger Networks, this piece navigates its transformative potential and challenges for blockchain, balancing innovation with decentralization concerns.
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Iterative Airdrops: An Answer to the Cold Start Problem
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The Next Blockchain Bull Run: User Intents Paving the Way for Mass Adoption
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EIP-7514: Balancing Urgency with Long-Term Vision
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Ethereum’s Economic Evolution: The Role of Proposer-Builder Separation
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Future of Composability for NFTs: ERC-6551
Could ERC-6551 be pivotal in shaping the next chapter of NFTs and solidifying their place in the digital landscape?
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Investment Thesis for Gensyn
Deep diving into how Gensyn are enabling an open infrastructure for cost-efficient ML compute
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Decentralization, A Cultural Revolution
Recognizing web3 as a version of Eden, and approximating the radical decentralization of humanity’s oldest systems to a new form of Genesis.
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Nym investment thesis
Nym's ultimate vision is to build a platform that sustains the privacy demands of every global internet user and application.
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NFTs and Beyond
Creating scarcity in an infinite world changes everything. Our entire concept of the physical and digital metaverse has changed.
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Vega Protocol Investment Thesis
Capital markets infrastructure for DeFi that will enable the creation of new markets by those closest to the market, the traders themselves.
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Pocket Network Investment Thesis
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Gradually, then Suddenly
The UK could cement its recognition as a world-leader in financial technology if it equips itself now with a regulatory framework fit for the future.
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A Genesis Story
Today, Eden Block brings the most multidisciplinary, specialized, and demonstrated investment team into the uncharted world of blockchain ventures. Our mission is to bridge the colossal gap between opportunity and execution within this nascent industry.
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Social Capital in the 21st Century
Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, values can act as the catalyst that sparks greater coordination and innovation in cryptonetworks; the light that guides us across the chasm to mainstream adoption of ten million-plus daily active crypto users.
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Biconomy Investment Thesis
Technologies that reduce friction expand markets. Biconomy is building transactional infrastructure for the decentralised web. Its platform abstracts away crypto transaction complexities for both developers and users.
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Defensibility in the Time of DeFi
Decentralised finance (DeFi) is an ecosystem of finance applications on Ethereum that enables traditional financial services such as lending, borrowing, trading, and asset management, but in a fully self-custodial environment, so that no one entity (like a bank) controls your assets.
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Beyond The Box
Innovation is what sets us, as humans, apart from the natural world. Through innovation, we realize our profound ability to impact our environment.
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DeFi: Crashing the Counterparty
Follow the dollar and it inevitably leads through centralized entities. Capitalism might have democratized our economic systems but monetary policy remains stubbornly centralized.
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Money and Value: An Unstable Relationship
The dramatic emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi) in the past decade, and more recently in the past year, has raised serious concerns regarding the volatility of digital decentralized assets.
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TELLING THE FOUNDER'S STORIES

EPISODE #7: GENSYN
Computational Liberty And The Future of AI
November 24, 2023
Harry Grieve
Ben Fielding
GENSYN
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EPISODE #6: NYM
Internet Surveillance And Web3 Freedoms
October 2, 2023
HARRY
NYM
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EPISODE #5: CATAPULT
How Catapult is empowering Web3 communities to connect, collaborate, and build.
September 29, 2023
Rav Singh Sadhu
Gregory Wilsenach
CATAPULT
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EPISODE #4: VEGA PROTOCOL
Taking DeFi Forward With Vega Protocol
September 29, 2023
BARNEY MANNERINGS
Vega Protocol
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EPISODE #3: FAIR.XYZ
Mass Adoption & Empowering Creators With Fair.xyz
September 29, 2023
Isaac Kamlish & Isaac B.
FAIR.XYZ
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EPISODE #2: GRAINCHAIN
Replacing opinion with blockchain in farming
September 27, 2023
Luis Macias
GrainChain
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EPISODE #1: BICONOMY
On China, Biconomy, and a frictionless multi-chain future.
September 27, 2023
Ahmed Al-Balaghi
Biconomy
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