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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 IBM.

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

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, having also previously served as the Vice President of Finance for Bitcoin Canada. 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 Stratx Consulting.

Alex Altman


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

Research Analyst

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 is a Jeffrey Skoll Scholar at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Andrew McFarlane

Technology Lead

Mike is a computer engineer specializing in software and networking at the University of Toronto. He is experienced in developing large scale software projects and designing testing frameworks. He brings over 2 years of software development experience from IBM and Thales. Mike's code continues to run on multiple projects around the world.

Mike Song

Software Developer


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.

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