Block Next Ventures represents the next phase of blockchain applications. After identifying the social impact arena as the most relevant and immediate forum for blockchain deployment we formed BNV. Our clients see the paradigm shift as more than a mechanism to crowdfund, but rather an opportunity to collaborate with the ecosystems that benefit from the protocols and platforms they have built.
Our services cover the full life-cycle of a blockchain platform and protocol launch.
The integrity of your launch is our highest priority.
Block Next Ventures helps you evaluate how your current or new business strategy will play out in a Distributed Ledger world.
Our internal technical team and technical partners will work with your organization to evaluate and implement your protocol.
Success means getting the word out to your customers throughout the process. With our Global network we ensure your target audiences are informed.
After economic and legal analysis, technical deployment, and network activation your company will launch with an engaged community and transparency.
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David is a technical and strategic advisor and “utility infielder” for founding teams who consistently bring him in-house as an early hire. This has led to over 15 years of applied technology experience in the startup space with a background in software engineering, data science and blockchain technology. Currently he is a principal of General Influence, LLC, a firm that implements AI for Fortune 500 companies.
David is a graduate of Bowdoin College where he majored in Economics and minored in Computer Science. Since graduating he has served in a variety of volunteer Bowdoin alumni positions including terms as the President of the Bowdoin Club of Boston and the Bowdoin Club of Washington. He also received an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Two days after Bowdoin graduation he landed at SFO and was driven directly to Burlingame start-up, vVault. After raising his hand at a few key moments, and with world-class mentorship, found himself a full-stack Java engineer. One vVault engineering team achievement was the first commercial API integration using SOAP (XML-RPC).
Currently, he is principal of General Influence, an AI software firm with offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco. David also serves as a board advisor to Data Community DC, a network of over 25,000 data-practioners in the DC Metro area. He also leads the Government Blockchain Association’s Communities of Interest. He is also authoring and editing a book on Blockchain as Government to be published in 2019.
An experienced capital markets professional with a background encompassing blockchain, crowdfunding, venture capital, and investment banking.
She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Quantitative Economics from the United States Naval Academy. A former captain in the United States Marine Corps, she served as communications and operations officer and held strategic roles assisting in re-designing the USMC Force and overseeing anti-terrorism efforts for U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan.
She served as director of capital markets and development at StreetShares, a marketplace lender focused on providing small business loans to veteran-owned companies funded by Institutional, Regulation A and Regulation D investors. At StreetShares she led all strategic initiatives for investor products. She also played a key role in raising the company’s $23 million Series B financing. Previously, she was a senior associate executing venture debt transactions for LunaCap Ventures and was an investment banking associate with Houlihan Lokey.