Master Ventures investment management

MVIM is a blockchain industry focused institutional grade investment manager, backed by Master Ventures.  

Our first product is The Master Ventures Polkadot VC Fund, which launched in 2021, and intends to invest in and capitalize on the upside opportunity in the evolving Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem. 

About Master Ventures

Master Ventures, is a private, blockchain-focused venture capital firm and incubator. We have a large proprietary network of in-house active management, analysts, and developers. We combine visionary ideas, exceptional talent, and investment capital to build and grow revolutionary blockchain businesses. Our key company characteristics are:

Large operator, incubator, and investor in over 50 digital asset / blockchain networks since 2013

Holds an estimated $1 Billion+ in private- market digital asset investments including the PAID Network.

Over 100 contributing employees & incubator- company associates across 4 continents & 12 nations

Founder, Kyle Chasse, is a long-time decentralization visionary, with early investments in Ethereum, Ripple, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Kraken, Circle & Master Node Operator of Dash

Management Team

Master Ventures’ talent pool includes founders, investors, and operators within the blockchain space as early as 2012, and Fintech as early as 2000. We’ve built early stage blockchain projects, accelerated over a dozen blockchain protocols, and deployed and diversified across 50+ blockchain projects.

Our management team has over 100 years of combined education and digital asset investment experience from a wide variety of technology sub-sectors and companies, including:

Kyle Chasse

Founder & CEO

Kyle Chasse is one of the top 50 most influential people in crypto. As an early Bitcoin evangelist, he has 10+ years in Blockchain. Kyle built the first Bitcoin lottery in 2014 and was the COO of Credits, a Baas company. As a crypto advisor he has advised many Binance-listed projects on tokenomics, product dev., bizdev, and fundraising. He was an early investor in Kraken, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Thorchain, and Elrond among others. Today, Kyle is the CEO of Paid Network (Owners of the Ignition platform) and manages over 65 employees at Master Ventures. Master Ventures is responsible for over 100+ token generation events and has grown to be one of the top 20 crypto investment banks/ VCs in the industry.

Orion Depp

Managing Partner

Orion started his career as an Apple dev. intern at 17. He then founded a Fintech VC firm with 10+ exits including one to He then served as a small-cap tech equity analyst for a L.A.-based $1 billion hedge fund and, after that, as a sell-side crypto research analyst covering altcoins including Binance (BNB) and Huobi. In 2018 he helped perform the largest ICO in South America. Orion is a 40 under 40 award recipient and holds an MBA in Investment Mgmt. from the University of Southern California (USC) and has also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UCSD, and LSE. He has lived and worked in 4 continents and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and light Russian.

Dane Hoy

Managing Partner

Dane is a six-time crypto industry founder, investor, and advisor with 6+ years in Blockchain. Dane has lived in 4 continents working alongside Fortune 100 execs, gov’t orgs., and fintech startups, holding C-Suite positions and managing large-scale projects. He holds a portfolio of over 50+ large blockchain investments and advises over a dozen incubator projects, filling in management and operational gaps in order to take projects to the next level. As an innovator and Managing Partner of Master Ventures’ venture incubation arm, Dane works with visionaries and core dev teams to bring projects to fruition through ideation, validation, and agile development until their IDO & DEX or CEX listing.

Brijesh Patel

Alexander Miclet, MBA

Roderick McKinley, CFA

Jonathan Kleiman

Marta Vitvitska

Jessica Gonzales

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This presentation is not an offering or the solicitation of an offer to purchase an interest in the Master Ventures Polkadot VC Foundation, hereafter referred to as the “Master Ventures Polkadot VC Fund I” or the “Fund”. Any such offer or solicitation will only be made to qualified investors by means of a confidential investor private memorandum and related subscription materials which contain significant additional information regarding the terms of the offering (the “Offering Documents”), and only in those jurisdictions were permitted by law. Any decision to invest must be based solely upon the information set forth in the Offering Documents, regardless of any information investors may have been otherwise furnished, including this presentation.

The information in this presentation has been obtained from public sources that Master Ventures Accelerator, Ltd. hereafter referred to as “Master Ventures” or “MV” believes to be reliable. Master Ventures makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. Opinions, estimates and projections in this presentation constitute the current judgment of the Investment Manager and are subject to change without notice. Any projections, forecasts and estimates contained in this presentation are necessarily speculative in nature and are based upon certain assumptions. No representations or warranties are made as to the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. The ownership of PAID tokens contributes to a majority of the metrics mentioned wherein and the past performance results referred to wherein have not been audited. Accordingly, any projections are only estimating, and actual results will differ and may vary substantially from the projections or estimates shown. An investment in Master Ventures Polkadot VC Fund I is speculative and involves substantial risks. Shares are suitable only for investors who can afford to lose all or a substantial portion of their investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Please Note: The statements herein make references to Master Ventures, the parent company of the Master Ventures Polkadot VC Fund I, and the investments of Kyle Chasse and Master Ventures not the fund itself. The Master Ventures Polkadot VC Fund I is a new entity established for the purpose of investing into the Polkadot ecosystem, and thus has no operating history.

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