Meet the team

Where the world's defining minds come to grow

We build the strongest foundations around who we are

As technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and lawyers. We’re a team of proven individuals with elite specialisms that connect blockchain, finance, theory, and enterprise software for 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. 

We know technology, but we invest in mission-driven people.

5

+ years

In the blockchain industry

25

+ years

Of investment experience

$

500

m+

Cumulative capital deployed

$

10

bn+

Cumulative exit valuations

20

+ exits

Successfully coordinated

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.

Yoann Douieb

Co-founding Partner & COO

For close to 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. In addition to his primary job functions, Yoann is an angel investor with a core focus in impact, most specifically sustainable urban development, waste management and health.

Rami Beracha

General Partner

Venture capitalist. Served as managing partner of Pitango, named the largest venture capital fund in Israel. Founder and chairman of Sosa TLV, which creates links between cities and global players, and Israeli start-ups.

Dermot O'Riordan

Partner

Spent his career working at the intersection of governance, investment, and technology. Board member for the ICE List, the European community for leaders in tech. Formerly at the Websummit, Hogan Lovells, Orrick, The Reserve Ventures. Passionate about competitive strategy, incentives design, and governance in blockchain networks.

Nelson Ryan

Principal

Director at The Pocket Foundation, Grants Committee Lead at Livepeer. Investment Researcher specialising in crypto networks, public markets, economic design and growth strategy. Formerly The Reserve Ventures.

Ben Messika

Investor Relations

COO at Messika Holdings and investment committee member at Capital Three Global. Holdings – a multi-family office focused on Web 3.0 and capital markets. Ben has over five years of expansive experience in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and alternative investments. Ben is also an ex special-ops soldier in the IDF

Ian Plunkett

Venture Partner

Ian has spent his career at the intersection of policy, strategy, and communications. After scaling Twitter’s policy communications team around the world from 2015-2021, Ian recently joined Coinbase as Director of Global Policy Communications. Previous to Twitter, he worked for Tech City UK. He is a former UN Fellow and recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. Ian supports portfolio companies on their mission, values, and culture.

Nadim Kobeissi

Cryptographer in Residence

Founder & CEO at Capsule Social. Before Capsule, Nadim ran Symbolic Software, a Paris-based applied cryptography consulting office that offers security audits, cryptographic protocol design, and formal verification services. Symbolic Software has completed and delivered more than 250 software and cryptographic audits for clients around the world. Nadim is also the author of Verifpal, an automated cryptographic protocol modeling, analysis, and verification framework used by Zoom, Bosch Research, Google, and other large companies. Nadim holds a Ph.D. in applied cryptography from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and previously served as a professor at New York University's Paris campus.

Daphna Gersht

Senior Advisor

Daphna currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for 4M Analytics after spending 17 years as Legal Partner at Pitango, the largest VC firm in Israel. Daphna brings her valuable administrative, legal, and fund management experience to deliver efficiencies across the board.

Yoel Cheshin

Venture Partner

Founder and Chairman of 2B-Group, a private family office investment fund with over $60M under management. Founded in 2009, 2B-Angels is a seed-stage technology venture fund with over 40 companies in its portfolio. Yoel works with Eden Block on social-impact focused opportunities in Israel and globally.

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.

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Nadim Kobeissi

Cryptographer in Residence

Founder & CEO at Capsule Social. Before Capsule, Nadim ran Symbolic Software, a Paris-based applied cryptography consulting office that offers security audits, cryptographic protocol design, and formal verification services. Symbolic Software has completed and delivered more than 250 software and cryptographic audits for clients around the world. Nadim is also the author of Verifpal, an automated cryptographic protocol modeling, analysis, and verification framework used by Zoom, Bosch Research, Google, and other large companies. Nadim holds a Ph.D. in applied cryptography from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and previously served as a professor at New York University's Paris campus.

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Ben Messika

Investor Relations

COO at Messika Holdings and investment committee member at Capital Three Global. Holdings – a multi-family office focused on Web 3.0 and capital markets. Ben has over five years of expansive experience in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and alternative investments. Ben is also an ex special-ops soldier in the IDF

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Yoel Cheshin

Venture Partner

Founder and Chairman of 2B-Group, a private family office investment fund with over $60M under management. Founded in 2009, 2B-Angels is a seed-stage technology venture fund with over 40 companies in its portfolio. Yoel works with Eden Block on social-impact focused opportunities in Israel and globally.

What’s a Rich Text element?

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Static and dynamic content editing

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Daphna Gersht

Senior Advisor

Daphna currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for 4M Analytics after spending 17 years as Legal Partner at Pitango, the largest VC firm in Israel. Daphna brings her valuable administrative, legal, and fund management experience to deliver efficiencies across the board.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Ian Plunkett

Venture Partner

Ian has spent his career at the intersection of policy, strategy, and communications. After scaling Twitter’s policy communications team around the world from 2015-2021, Ian recently joined Coinbase as Director of Global Policy Communications. Previous to Twitter, he worked for Tech City UK. He is a former UN Fellow and recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. Ian supports portfolio companies on their mission, values, and culture.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Nelson Ryan

Principal

Director at The Pocket Foundation, Grants Committee Lead at Livepeer. Investment Researcher specialising in crypto networks, public markets, economic design and growth strategy. Formerly The Reserve Ventures.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Dermot O'Riordan

Partner

Spent his career working at the intersection of governance, investment, and technology. Board member for the ICE List, the European community for leaders in tech. Formerly at the Websummit, Hogan Lovells, Orrick, The Reserve Ventures. Passionate about competitive strategy, incentives design, and governance in blockchain networks.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Rami Beracha

General Partner

Venture capitalist. Served as managing partner of Pitango, named the largest venture capital fund in Israel. Founder and chairman of Sosa TLV, which creates links between cities and global players, and Israeli start-ups.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Yoann Douieb

Co-founding Partner & COO

For close to 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. In addition to his primary job functions, Yoann is an angel investor with a core focus in impact, most specifically sustainable urban development, waste management and health.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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.

Nadim Kobeissi

Cryptographer in Residence

Founder & CEO at Capsule Social. Before Capsule, Nadim ran Symbolic Software, a Paris-based applied cryptography consulting office that offers security audits, cryptographic protocol design, and formal verification services. Symbolic Software has completed and delivered more than 250 software and cryptographic audits for clients around the world. Nadim is also the author of Verifpal, an automated cryptographic protocol modeling, analysis, and verification framework used by Zoom, Bosch Research, Google, and other large companies. Nadim holds a Ph.D. in applied cryptography from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and previously served as a professor at New York University's Paris campus.

Ben Messika

Investor Relations

COO at Messika Holdings and investment committee member at Capital Three Global. Holdings – a multi-family office focused on Web 3.0 and capital markets. Ben has over five years of expansive experience in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and alternative investments. Ben is also an ex special-ops soldier in the IDF

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.

Yoel Cheshin

Venture Partner

Founder and Chairman of 2B-Group, a private family office investment fund with over $60M under management. Founded in 2009, 2B-Angels is a seed-stage technology venture fund with over 40 companies in its portfolio. Yoel works with Eden Block on social-impact focused opportunities in Israel and globally.

Daphna Gersht

Senior Advisor

Daphna currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for 4M Analytics after spending 17 years as Legal Partner at Pitango, the largest VC firm in Israel. Daphna brings her valuable administrative, legal, and fund management experience to deliver efficiencies across the board.

Ian Plunkett

Venture Partner

Ian has spent his career at the intersection of policy, strategy, and communications. After scaling Twitter’s policy communications team around the world from 2015-2021, Ian recently joined Coinbase as Director of Global Policy Communications. Previous to Twitter, he worked for Tech City UK. He is a former UN Fellow and recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. Ian supports portfolio companies on their mission, values, and culture.

Nelson Ryan

Principal

Director at The Pocket Foundation, Grants Committee Lead at Livepeer. Investment Researcher specialising in crypto networks, public markets, economic design and growth strategy. Formerly The Reserve Ventures.

Dermot O'Riordan

Partner

Spent his career working at the intersection of governance, investment, and technology. Board member for the ICE List, the European community for leaders in tech. Formerly at the Websummit, Hogan Lovells, Orrick, The Reserve Ventures. Passionate about competitive strategy, incentives design, and governance in blockchain networks.

Rami Beracha

General Partner

Venture capitalist. Served as managing partner of Pitango, named the largest venture capital fund in Israel. Founder and chairman of Sosa TLV, which creates links between cities and global players, and Israeli start-ups.

Yoann Douieb

Co-founding Partner & COO

For close to 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. In addition to his primary job functions, Yoann is an angel investor with a core focus in impact, most specifically sustainable urban development, waste management and health.

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.