• About

    Cataclysm Is in the Name

    A Crypto-First Founders' Fund...
     

    We support early-stage founders targeting cataclysmic impact. Direct equity investing, private listings and public drops, backing top-flight funds as LPs, running the tech & protocols, validating & staking, participating in the communities - whatever works best for the ecosystem.

     

    Offices in Portland, ME, and Louisville, KY, with a Metaverse Docking Station / NFT gallery down the street from Churchill Downs in a historic bourbon bar, named after a horse.

  • Advice

    Thrive in Cataclysm

    Tick, Tock... another Epoch...

     

    We’ve seen this show before. "There is no vital human challenge today that did not emerge in the crucible of the later Middle Ages and Early Modern Times." Ledger-Based Fintech meets hyper-realistic images; decentralized IT using memes to take down empires; distributed financial trade markets defining the common-as-sacred with fruit bowls. Each time the tech, much less the art, seems odd to those holding power, before they adopt, then attempt to appropriate.

     

    From a historical perspective the Internet, much less the Internet of Value, is a blip - it hasn’t really started. We’ve seen the teasers in historical analogies, but we’re about to witness something truly unique on a scale that will define the epoch.

  • Crypto Renaissance

    Half a millennium ago a renaissance in decentralized fintech and distributed info/communication tech unraveled aggregated power structures, empowered a new class with distributed value, and engendered community formation with decentralized identity via art endemic to the new tech. This time, prepare for a much bigger, cataclysmic impact. #CryptoRenaissance

  • People

    Founders with Repeat Successful Exits Turned Crypto-First Investors

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    Melanie Rosenthal

    Aspiring Ent

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Yale / Human Genome Project. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator.

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    Co-founder & CEO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CEO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    3rd-Shift Factory Worker / College Basketball Player / Volunteer in Kazakhstan / Venture Capital at Socially Responsible Fund / High School Girls Basketball Color Commentary.

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    Burak Sezen

    New-School Turk

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Bogazici University. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator. Board Member @ Maine Center for Entrepreneurs

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    Co-founder & CTO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CTO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    PwC / Fidelity / Fluent in Turkish, German and all sorts of CS Languages.

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    Josh Rosenthal, PhD

    Rehabilitated Historian

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Fulbright / PhD / Sorbonne’s Institute for Advanced Studies (EPHE) / Guest Lecturer @ Harvard, MIT, Hopkins, SXSW, etc. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator.

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    Co-founder & CSO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CSO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    Served as Expert Advisor to OSTP, ONC, HHS, NCVHS, NCQA, Robert Wood Johnson, etc.

  • Labs

    What's New & Crack'n

    Trying a little something new... from Test Net to Main Net...

     

    Providing validation, liquidity, proof of work, proof of stake, and playing with NFTs.

     

    NFTiest thing about crypto now is collegiality. Public markets are zero-sum - you bet against someone else; private venture capital is network exclusivity - you're in and someone else is out. Crypto's got your back - allocation, private listings, public drops. Crypto-lings are really family working towards generational transfer via fiat-to-digital exchange. Crypto means asymmetric advantage for the little guy.

  • Avalanche

    Open-Source Crypto

    Helium

    The People's Network

    Hopr

    Crypto Privacy

    HydraDX

    Liquidity Protocol

    InsurAce

    Insurance Protocol

    Kusama

    Multichain Network

    Kylin

    Cross-chain Platform

    Litentry

    Cross-chain Identity

    Mina

    Privacy Gateway

    Phala

    Trustless Privacy

    Plasm

    Smart Contract Platform

    Polkadot

    Decentralized Interoperability

    Radicle

    Peer-to-Peer Stack

    Solana

    Scalable Crypto Apps

    THORChain

    Decentralized Liquidity

  • Portfolio

    Select Funds & Investments

    Blockchange

    Early-Stage Blockchain

    CoinFund

    Cryptoassets & Blockchain

    MultiCoin

    Decentralized Investment

    ParaFi

    Blockchain & DeFi

    Standard Crypto

    Crypto-Focused VC

    Sybil Capital

    DeFi-Focused VC

  • Azteco

    Accessible Bitcoin

    BitClout

    Social NFT Blockchain

    Bitwise

    Rules-Based Broker Onramps

    BlockFi

    CeFi Neo Bank

    Braintrust

    User-Controlled Talent

    Breez

    Peer-to-Peer Lightning Interface

    Fairmint

    US Equity to Engagement

    FTX

    Superpowered Crypto Exchange

    Kraken

    Intuitive Crypto Exchange

    LVL

    Crypto Onramp

    Massive

    New Internet Biz Model

    Set Labs

    Index Infrastructure Protocol

    Valora

    Celo-Powered P2P Cash

    Wilder World

    Decentralized Artist Guild

  • 6DAI

    3D Mapping Platform

    70 Million Jobs

    Anti-Recidivism Workforce

    Ampjar

    Micro Audiences

    Archipelo

    Code Search

    Aspireship

    Career Paths

    Assure

    SPV Platform

    Balloon

    Decision Making

    Begin

    Idea to Production

    Captiv8

    Influencer Marketing

    Career Karma

    Working Revolution

    Contiq

    Sales Content

    Crash

    Career Launch Platform

    Cygnus-AI

    AI Diagnostics

    Density

    Space Utilization

    Double-Loop

    Product Development

    DroneSeed

    Scaleable Reforestation

    Earth AI

    AI Mining

    Enklu

    AR Marketplace

    Freeplay

    Subscription Gyms

    Galaxy

    Livestream Commerce

    Good Goods

    Packaging, 

    Logistics & Tech

    Greenfield Robotics

    Reimagining Agriculture

    Grin

    Influencer Platform

    Joyne

    Pre-construction Rebuilt

    Juneshine

    Hard Kombucha

    Luk

    Talent Marketplace

    Marlow

    Coaching Platform

    May Mobility

    Self Driving

    Meowtel

    Pet Service

    MUD \ WTR

    Adaptogenic Tea

    Neyborly

    Space on Demand

    Parabol

    Distributed Collaboration

    Pared

    On-Demand Shifts

    Passport

    Modern Shipping

    Planned

    Event Marketplace

    Porter Road

    Reimagining Food Supply

    Reconnect

    Anti-Recidivism Platform

    Reduct

    Text-Edited Video

    Resolve

    Reimagining Finance

    Room

    Personal Shared Space

    ScentBox

    Subscription Self Care

    Shoot My Travel

    Memory Marketplace

    Shuttl

    International Mobility

    Slab

    Beautiful Knowledge

    Slite

    Working Together

    Spiro

    AI for Sales

    The Stylist LA

    Reimagining Retail

    Talla

    AI Automation

    Tonebase

    Lessons Marketplace

    Torii

    Easy Home Buying

    Underground Cellar

    Subscription Marketplace

    Upward Farms

    Urban Agriculture

    Watchful

    AI Annotation

    Wellnite

    Social Mental Health

    Xendoo

    AI Bookkeeping

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