Team

Brian Mosoff

Chief Executive Officer


An entrepreneur and angel investor focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is an expert on web 3 technologies, decentralization and peer-to-peer models and has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community in Toronto and across North America. Since early 2013, he has invested in early stage projects such as Ethereum’s 2014 crowdfunding. Other platform investments include Bitcoin, Filecoin, Polkadot, Urbit, Golem and Tezos.


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Som Seif

Executive Chairman 

Co-Chief Investment Officer

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.

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Stefan Coolican

President

Chief Financial Officer

Previously a Director in the investment banking group at Cormark Securities, one of Canada’s leading independent investment banks. He spent ten years at Cormark specializing in corporate finance and M&A advisory for a variety of sectors including technology, cleantech, industrials and media. Stefan has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from Schulich School of Business. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

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Ben Roberts

Co-Chief Investment Officer


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.

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Directors & Advisors

Boris Wertz

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.

John Ruffalo

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

Joey Krug

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

Liam Horne

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.

Colleen McMorrow

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

Cam Di Prata

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

Ethan Buchman (Advisor)

Ethan the CTO of Tendermint and Vice-President of the Interchain Foundation, he is currently focused on building Tendermint and The Cosmos Network to power the next generation of blockchains. 

Michael Dunworth (Advisor)

Michael is the CEO of Wyre, a compliant fiat-crypto on ramp platform based in San Fransisco. 

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