Blockchain Capital

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Blockchain Capital
IndustryPrivate Equity
FounderP. Bart Stephens, W. Bradford Stephens, and Brock Pierce
HeadquartersSan Francisco, CA, United States
Key people

Productsventure capital funds

Blockchain Capital (formerly Crypto Currency Partners) is a venture capital company. The company was founded in October 2013 by Bart Stephens, Bradford Stephens and Brock Pierce, chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.[1] Blockchain Capital is one of the most active and oldest venture investors in blockchain with a portfolio of more than 70 projects financed and $275M assets under management.[2]


Blockchain Capital pioneered the world’s first ever tokenized investment fund and the blockchain industry’s very first security token, the BCAP. It was sold through a security token offering in April of 2017. Blockchain Capital held this ICO as an experiment which helped the company to raise $10 million just in six hours.[3][4][5]

Blockchain Capital has raised $150 million in 2018, with the help of its ICO, having reached $250 million value of venture capital assets. The major contributor became Ripple which invested $25 million in XRP to Blockchain Capital’s $150 million fund.[6]

Overall, the company has invested in several unicorns so far, among them Ripple, Ethereum and Coinbase.[7]


  1. ^ Levy, Ari (2017-10-17). "Crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital is raising $150 million for two funds". CNBC. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  2. ^ "Jamie Dimon should do 'some homework' on crypto, says Blockchain Capital VC". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ "Openfinance opens up US trading of third-party digital assets". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  4. ^ Kastelein, Richard (2017-03-24). "What Initial Coin Offerings Are, and Why VC Firms Care". Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  5. ^ Griffith, Erin (2017-11-09). "Cryptocurrency Mania Fuels Hype and Fear at Venture Firms". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  6. ^ Chernova, Yuliya (2018-03-23). "After ICO 'Experiment,' Blockchain Capital Reverts to Standard VC Fund Structure". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  7. ^ Levy, Ari (2017-10-17). "Crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital is raising $150 million for two funds". CNBC. Retrieved 2019-06-03.

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