Ben Davenport has joined the team at Blockchain Capital as a venture partner, CoinDesk has learned.
Davenport told CoinDesk that while he is a two-time founder, he's now spent more time investing than he has running his own startups, adding:
Davenport currently has stakes in more than 15 companies. As a venture partner, he won't be making decisions for Blockchain Capital as a full partner would. Instead, they'll be sharing deal flow and evaluating opportunities together, Davenport explained.
Davenport knows the Blockchain Capital partners, P. Bart Stephens and Spencer Bogart, originally as investors in BitGo.
"I've known them to bring a thoughtful approach to investment, staying true to their convictions and not getting distracted by the flavor of the moment," Davenport said.
Stephens, co-founder and managing partner of the firm, told CoinDesk in an email that Davenport "brings unparalleled technical knowledge and experience of the crypto ecosystem as the co-founder and CTO of BitGo" and major entrepreneurial successes to his credit.
One of the longest-standing venture firms in the space, Blockchain Capital has raised four funds over the last six years, with investments in the major crypto companies like Coinbase, Circle, Ripple, Kraken and Block.one.
Ben Davenport photo via Blockchain Capital
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