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Ether Capital Team

Som Seif
Co-Chief Investment Officer & Executive Chairman

Founder & CEO of Purpose Investments established in 2013. Previously, founded Claymore Investments before being sold to Blackrock Inc. in 2012. Prior to Claymore, worked in investment banking with RBC Capital Markets.

Michael H. Conn
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Founder & Managing Partner of Quail Creek Partners. Previously held roles as COO & Head of Strategy, Ops and Development with AllianceBernstein's Alternative Investment Management group. Prior to AllianceBernstein was Managing Director & Head of Corporate Strategy and Development with the TCW Group.

Ben Roberts
Co-Chief Investment Officer & Director

Co-Founder & CEO of Citizen Hex , an algorithmic market making business for Ethereum tokens backed by OMERS, Purpose & VersionOne. Founder of Lendingbot.io, which was acquired by Aivren in 2017. Previously worked at Thalmic Labs. Early adopter and miner of Bitcoin and Ethereum currencies.

Boris Wertz
Lead Independent Director

Founding partner of VersionOne. Seasoned entrepreneur who sold his company, AbeBooks.com to Amazon. One of the top early-stage tech & blockchain investors in North America.

Liam Horne
Director

Co-Founder of  L4 , a research centre and venture studio for blockchain technology startups. Co-Founder of Hack the North, and a previous winner of the Thiel Fellowship.

John Ruffolo
Director

CEO of OMERS Ventures, the venture of arm of OMERS. Board Member of top technology companies including Hootsuite and D2L (Desire2Learn).

Joey Krug
Director

Co-Founder of Augur, a decentralized prediction market. Co-Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital, a leading blockchain investment firm & institutional owner of cryptocurrencies.

Colleen McMorrow
Director

Corporate Director at Exco Technologies Limited. Former Audit Partner at Ernst & Young.

Cam di Prata
Director

Founder and Managing Partner of Gibraltar & Co., a venture capital firm. Former EVP & Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at National Bank Financial.

Scott Bartholomew
Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Purpose Investments Inc. Has 17 years of experience in the Canadian investment fund industry. During his tenure at Claymore Investments Inc., he was involved in the sale and business integration of Claymore to BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. in 2012.