Funding the next generation of changemakers, innovators, and visionaries building on the blockchain.

What is cFund?

cFund is an early-stage sector agnostic venture firm in the Blockchain industry anchored by IOHK and managed by Wave Financial. The firm is a dedicated team of investors and entrepreneurs zealous about blockchain technology and digital assets looking to back ambitious founders globally.

Why is IOHK anchoring a venture firm?

IOHK is the technology and research company that developed the Cardano blockchain and ADA cryptocurrency. In today’s rapidly expanding blockchain sector, Cardano is seen as a world leader in sustainable, proof-of-stake blockchain technology behind smart contracts, DeFi and identity solutions. To accelerate the adoption of the Cardano blockchain technology, IOHK partnered with a world class asset manager to bring more world-changing ideas and solutions to market faster.

Why the Cardano blockchain?

Cardano is a blockchain platform for changemakers, innovators and visionaries. It is the first blockchain platform to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. Cardano is open-source with more advanced features than any protocol yet developed. And it incorporates IOHK’s groundbreaking Proof-of-Stake (POS) algorithm Ouroboros, which significantly increases the resilience necessary for mission-critical systems and dramatically reduces energy consumption by over millionfold compared to Bitcoin.

Managing Team

David Siemer
David Siemer
General Partner
David Siemer
General Partner
  • Founder of Wavemaker Partners (early-stage VC),
  • Founder of Siemer & Associates (Tech iBank),
  • Partner of Desco Capital
Benjamin Tsai
Benjamin Tsai
Partner
Benjamin Tsai
Partner
  • Head of Alternative Investments Asia at AllianceBernstein, CEO of MLSC, Head of Asia Commodities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • Head of Structured Products, Merrill Lynch Asia Co-Founder, LA Blockchain Lab
Les Borsai
Les Borsai
Partner
Les Borsai
Partner
  • Serial entrepreneur and consultant.
  • Advisor to Ripple, RightMesh, and YouNow.
  • Early investor in Ethereum, Filecoin, Tezos, Stellar.
David Roebuck
David Roebuck
Principal
David Roebuck
Principal
  • Business Development Manager,
  • TRON Foundation
  • Principal, Sora Ventures
  • Investment Analyst, Int’l Space Station, US National Laboratory
  • Analyst, DFJ Dragon Fund

Senior Advisors

Charles Hoskinson
Charles Hoskinson
Founder of Cardano
Charles Hoskinson
Founder of Cardano

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.

Jeff Pollack
Jeff Pollack
CFO at IOHK
Jeff Pollack
CFO at IOHK

Jeff Pollack has worked on Wall Street for more than 30 years. As a certified public accountant, he started his career in auditing. 

He went on to work at a senior level in asset management, investment banking, at a real estate investment trust, and in private equity businesses.

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