About Neural Capital
Neural Capital is a hedge fund which invests in blockchain-backed, digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and others. An offering may be made only by delivery of a confidential offering memorandum to appropriate investors.
Latest Neural Capital News
Aug 3, 2020
Crypto Hedge Fund Neural Capital Closes After Losing Half Its Money Aug 3, 2020 at 10:00 UTC (Shutterstock) Neural Capital, a hedge fund that traded cryptocurrency assets, has quietly shuttered. The fund has lost half its money since launching in 2017 and is in the process of refunding leftover money to investors, according to three people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified. The sources said the fund’s crypto-assets were liquidated in December and some cash is still being held up in escrow, months longer than expected. By 2019, Neural Capital managed over $13 million that drew investments of $250,000 on up from over 40 investors, including Greylock partner Joshua Elman and Expa partner Hooman Radfar, according to financial records . The fund withdrew its registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in December and stopped submitting obligatory filings to the state of California and the federal agency this year. It joins a horde of funds to close in 2020, shy of the three-year mark, after forming around the time of the crypto boom of 2017 — notably, Adaptive Capital, Prime Factor Capital and Tetras Capital . The fund’s managers, Arij “Ari” Nazir and Christopher Keshian, were new to the hedge fund industry and involved in more than one fund when they started Neural Capital. Nazir was a University of Virginia master’s student who interned for the White House in the spring of 2015 during Barack Obama’s second presidential term. Keshian, who graduated from the University of Virginia’s business school with Nazir in 2015, was chief executive officer of Decentralized Capital Corporation, a Panamanian fiat-to-crypto money transmitter, until 2017. While managing the fund, Nazir and Keshian were advisors of Protocol Ventures , an institutional investor in multiple cryptocurrency funds that included Neural Capital, whose logo has been removed from Protocol’s website. Keshian also started Apex Capital, a Protocol-like crypto fund-of-funds, with Joseph M. Bradley, Neural Capital’s head of investor relations, as they were getting Neural Capital off the ground. Apex Capital failed to launch after unsuccessfully attempting to raise $100 million in assets through a digital token sale to meet minimum invested fund amount requirements . Keshian had a falling-out with Nazir and left Neural Capital by 2019, according to the sources. Keshian told CoinDesk he has not kept in touch with Nazir since parting from Neural Capital. “Right now, I’m working on a project that is still very much under wraps,” said Keshian, declining to comment further. Nazir did not respond to requests for comment. Read more about... Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies . CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.
Neural Capital Investments
Neural Capital has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Stronghold as part of their Seed VC on July 7, 2018.
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Neural Capital Team
1 Team Member
Neural Capital has 1 team member, including former Executive Vice President, Madhusudan Peshwa.