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Blockchain Capital onboards BitGo co-founder and Facebook veteran as its venture partner

May 28, 2019

Blockchain Capital onboards BitGo co-founder and Facebook veteran as its venture partner May 28, 2019, 4:30PM EDT Blockchain Capital now counts Facebook veteran and crypto entrepreneur Ben Davenport as its venture partner, firm partner Spencer Bogart told The Block. Davenport is a two-time founder and crypto investor. His first company, messaging service Beluga, was acquired by Facebook in 2011 and later became Facebook Messenger. The entrepreneur then spent three years at the social media company before jumping into the crypto world, having co-founded BitGo, a crypto custody firm. In 2018, Davenport left his post as CTO of BitGo and became the firm’s advisor. Meanwhile, he also invested in a number of crypto startups including Nomics, Lightning Labs, Kraken and Xapo, according to AngelList . According to Bogart, Davenport will work with Blockchain Capital's investment team on sourcing deals and evaluating investment opportunities. “He will be working directly with the research and investments team to source opportunities, assist with due diligence, deploy capital and support companies in the Blockchain Capital portfolio,” said Bogart. “Ben brings his deep technical and industry knowledge as well as his experience as a two-time entrepreneur and long-time investor.” As one of the leading VC firms in the blockchain space, Blockchain Capital has a grip over a wide array of crypto projects and companies, including Circle, Messari, Bitwise, and Coinbase. It is also an investor in BitGo, which was how Davenport first got into contact with Blockchain Capital. “As a firm, we've been working with Ben since our 2014 investment in BitGo and have always had tremendous respect for his technical prowess, leadership skills, and investing acumen,” said Bogart.

Ben Davenport Investments

23 Investments

Ben Davenport has made 23 investments. Their latest investment was in Nomics as part of their Series A on December 12, 2018.

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Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

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12/18/2018

Series A

Nomics

$3M

Yes

4

3/15/2018

Seed

Lightning Labs

$2.5M

Yes

4

3/13/2017

Series A

TextRecruit

$3M

Yes

2

11/26/2015

Seed VC

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11/3/2014

Seed

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$99M

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10

Date

12/18/2018

3/15/2018

3/13/2017

11/26/2015

11/3/2014

Round

Series A

Seed

Series A

Seed VC

Seed

Company

Nomics

Lightning Labs

TextRecruit

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$3M

$2.5M

$3M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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4

4

2

0

10

Ben Davenport Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Ben Davenport has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was LedgerX on August 31, 2021.

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8/31/2021

Acquired

$99M

7

7/7/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/8/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

11/1/2016

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$99M

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10

3/24/2016

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10

Date

8/31/2021

7/7/2021

1/8/2018

11/1/2016

3/24/2016

Exit

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Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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