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.

Token Economics

Block Next Ventures helps you evaluate how your current or new business strategy will play out in a Distributed Ledger world.

Token Engineering

Our internal technical team and technical partners will work with your organization to evaluate and implement your protocol.

Network Activation

Success means getting the word out to your customers throughout the process. With our Global network we ensure your target audiences are informed.

Global Launch

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 Anderson

David Anderson

Principal

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.

Christian Duffus

Christian Duffus

Principal

Christian (“Chris”) Duffus is a financial technology entrepreneur. He has a significant background in working with innovative organizations in finance, technology, and policy. Chris is currently founder and CEO of Vite.money, LLC a new asset management platform for the token (crypto) economy. Vite is the result of Chris’ multi-year education and investments in cryptocurrencies. In addition, he is the founder of LEAF College Savings, the leading provider of higher education financial wellness benefits to employers.
 
Prior to LEAF Chris worked with a number of venture-backed start-ups in the FinTech and Wireless industries; cumulatively raising nearly $50+ million from top-tier VC firms and successfully exiting payment provider Govolution. Chris was also the deputy CEO of Finance and Administration for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee in Denver, Colorado. He began his career with Goldman Sachs in Mergers & Acquisitions. 
 
Chris is a Graduate of Florida A&M University and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration where he currently serves as a member of the Alumni Board of Trustees. He is also a board member of the National Educators Association Foundation and serves on the investment and development committees.
 
Finally, Chris’ first entrepreneurial venture was as founder of the Scholar’s Club, an extracurricular academic not-for-profit focused on developing a peer culture of accomplishment and academic excellence among disadvantaged and underserved students. It has become one of Southwest Florida’s premier academic organizations having served nearly +100 thousand students since it’s founding as a high school student. 
Stephanie Vaughn

Stephanie Vaughn

Principal

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.