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

$500m+

Cumulative capital deployed

$10bn+

Cumulative exit valuations

20+ exits

Successfully coordinated

Lior Messika

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Executive Director of Messika Holdings. Serial entrepreneur and awarded commander at the Israeli Defence Force. Renowned business strategist and thought leader. Expert blockchain investor and analyst.

Yoann Douieb

Co-Founder, CFO

Worked in various investment and operational roles, 15+ years experience at hedge fund investor EnTrustPermal, Natixis' brokerage arm and First International Bank of Israel's trading unit. Founded investment management company Temple Stone, investing across multiple asset classes.

Rami Beracha

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

Senior Associate

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 Livshits

Scientific Advisor

Chief Scientist at Brave Software, Professor at Imperial College London, fellow of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, ex-Microsoft Research, author of over 100 top-tier scientific papers and dozens of patents, Stanford Ph.D. received in 2006.

Mustafa Al-Bassam

Scientific Advisor

Researcher at University College London. Worked on some of the earliest blockchain scalability protocols and co-founded scalability startup Chainspace (acquired by Facebook in 2019).

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Nelson Ryan

Senior Associate

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.

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Mustafa Al-Bassam

Scientific Advisor

Researcher at University College London. Worked on some of the earliest blockchain scalability protocols and co-founded scalability startup Chainspace (acquired by Facebook in 2019).

What’s a Rich Text element?

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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

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Ben Livshits

Scientific Advisor

Chief Scientist at Brave Software, Professor at Imperial College London, fellow of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, ex-Microsoft Research, author of over 100 top-tier scientific papers and dozens of patents, Stanford Ph.D. received in 2006.

What’s a Rich Text element?

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Rami Beracha

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?

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How to customize formatting for each rich text

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Yoann Douieb

Co-Founder, CFO

Worked in various investment and operational roles, 15+ years experience at hedge fund investor EnTrustPermal, Natixis' brokerage arm and First International Bank of Israel's trading unit. Founded investment management company Temple Stone, investing across multiple asset classes.

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

Chief Executive Director of Messika Holdings. Serial entrepreneur and awarded commander at the Israeli Defence Force. Renowned business strategist and thought leader. Expert blockchain investor and analyst.

Nelson Ryan

Senior Associate

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.

Mustafa Al-Bassam

Scientific Advisor

Researcher at University College London. Worked on some of the earliest blockchain scalability protocols and co-founded scalability startup Chainspace (acquired by Facebook in 2019).

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.

Ben Livshits

Scientific Advisor

Chief Scientist at Brave Software, Professor at Imperial College London, fellow of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, ex-Microsoft Research, author of over 100 top-tier scientific papers and dozens of patents, Stanford Ph.D. received in 2006.

Rami Beracha

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-Founder, CFO

Worked in various investment and operational roles, 15+ years experience at hedge fund investor EnTrustPermal, Natixis' brokerage arm and First International Bank of Israel's trading unit. Founded investment management company Temple Stone, investing across multiple asset classes.

Lior Messika

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Executive Director of Messika Holdings. Serial entrepreneur and awarded commander at the Israeli Defence Force. Renowned business strategist and thought leader. Expert blockchain investor and analyst.