Bart Stephens #92

Co-founder and managing partner at Blockchain Capital LLC

Bart Stephens & Co-founder and managing partner at Blockchain Capital LLC & background` Bart Stephens & Co-founder and managing partner at Blockchain Capital LLC & poster`
Bart Stephens & Co-founder and managing partner at Blockchain Capital LLC
Place of birth U.S.
Place of residence San Francisco, U.S.
Category Investing
Alma mater Princeton University
Known for Founding Blockchain Capital
person-quote
“What you want to see as an investor or an entrepreneur is that the best and brightest are not just voting with their pocketbook but they're voting with their feet [...] because it appeals to them at a real foundational level.“

Biography:

Bart Stephens is a co-founder and managing partner of Blockchain Capital, the earliest and most active VC firm investing exclusively in the blockchain technology sector and the first to raise a venture fund through an initial coin offering. Stephens has 20 years of experience as both an operating entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. Prior to Blockchain Capital, Stephens was a managing partner and co-founder of Stephens Investment Management, a family-owned and -operated hedge fund and venture capital firm. His professional background also includes executive positions at companies such as E-Trade Financial Corporation, Oncology.com and Ivanhoe Capital.

Bart Stephens's 2019:

Blockchain Capital has had a busy year investing in a range of blockchain startups, having led a $25 million round for blockchain infrastructure firm Bison Trails, a $40 million round for custody service Anchorage, and a $4.2 million round for crypto risk-management platform TRM Labs. The firm also published a survey on Bitcoin awareness, which estimated that 11% of Americans own BTC.

What Cointelegraph expects for 2020:

We expect Stephens and his fellow partners at Blockchain Capital to continue investing in essential blockchain infrastructure projects.