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Validation Capital's finance team has more than 25 years of capital markets and investing experience from firms including CIBC, BMO, and Moelis. The engineering team brings expertise in cybersecurity, network architecture, and software development from Deloitte and Rogers.

Michael is a seasoned financial and capital markets professional. He previously held principal portfolio management and advisory roles with a $100mm family office venture debt fund. Michael also held senior executive positions within the capital markets groups of both the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and the Bank of Montreal (BMO). In 2017, Michael was the founder and general partner of Chaintech Digital, a blockchain based digital asset fund. Currently, Michael is the CEO of Validation Capital.

Michael Horowitz


Alex is an established leader in the Canadian crypto space, with over five years of experience as an investor, consultant, and financial manager. Alex began his career working in private equity where he was directly involved with the diligence and underwriting of investment opportunities primarily in the real-estate space. Alex is currently the COO of Validation Capital.

Alex Altman


Andrew is a former Analyst in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice where he specialized in network and application security for large retail and financial services clients. His technical experience includes work in the telecommunications industry building core network infrastructure for video streaming applications. Andrew received a BASc in Computer Engineering with Honours from The University of Toronto, and an MBA from The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Andrew McFarlane


Chris began investing in proof of stake assets in 2017, having identified the applicability of traditional valuation techniques to assets generating a yield. Chris was an Investment Banking Analyst at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles, where he focused primarily on M&A deals in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) sector. Previously he held positions at BMO Capital Markets and IVEST Consumer Partners. Chris received an Honours of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Christopher Cheung

Senior Blockchain Analyst

Dan received his formal education in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previously he was a Decentralized Consensus fellow at Insight, where he developed a decentralized finance platform for unsecured crypto loans. Dan’s diverse technical background also includes leading projects ranging from B2C social media platforms, to a multi-chain fraudulent crypto address identifier as a Blockchain Researcher at Rensselaer.

Dan Kazenoff

Blockchain Engineer


Alex is a Principal at Touchdown Ventures (TDV), where he focuses on early- through growth-stage B2B software investments. Prior to TDV, Alex worked on direct investments, M&A and strategy at firms including The Virgin Group and Estee Lauder Companies. His career began in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and UBS. He is also a former contributor and case reviewer for Harvard Business Publishing in areas related to VC, PE, and entrepreneurship. Alex holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at UPenn, where he played Division I Baseball, and an MBA from Columbia.

Alex Nwaka

Kevin is a seasoned financial services lawyer with over two decades of futures and swaps regulatory experience. Kevin is a partner of Delta Strategy Group, a Washington, D.C. based firm that works closely with Congress, CFTC, SEC and other regulatory agencies. Kevin also founded Jenga Advisors, a strategy firm focused on advising blockchain companies with respect to regulatory compliant token projects and secondary market listings. Over his career, Kevin has held roles with the US Senate, CFTC Division of Enforcement, UK Financial Services Authority, and a Fortune 100 law firm.

Kevin Batteh

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