Bart is a Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital and one of the most established and active VC investors in the blockchain technology industry. Blockchain Capital has invested in 100+ companies and crypto-assets since its inception in 2013.
Bart Stephens is a three-time founder whose career has focused on emerging technologies. Bart has founded an internet company, a hedge fund, and a venture capital firm. Prior to Blockchain Capital, Bart was the Managing Partner and founder of Stephens Investment Management (SIM), a hedge fund firm that in 2002 invented the term and pioneered the strategy “Nanocap” investing – venture capital style investing in the public markets focused on sub-micro-cap equities. Prior to founding SIM, Bart was Executive Vice President ofVenture Capital at Ivanhoe Capital Corporation (ICC), an international investment firm.
Before joining ICC, Bart was a Co-founder and Head of Corporate & Business Development for Oncology.com. Oncology.com grew to become the internet’s largest network of cancer-related websites before being sold to Pharmacia (now Pfizer) in 2001. Bart started his career at fintech pioneer E*TRADE, where he worked in corporate development and in the advanced products group.
Bart earned a B.A. in Political Science from Princeton University, where his academic work focused on information warfare and national security topics
In his spare time Bart likes to exercise with the sunshine on his face and is an avid sneakerhead.