WHO WE ARE

We are a strategic investment firm focused on blockchain technology and digital assets. Founded by developers and entrepreneurs to support innovative thinkers, we provide much needed capital and expert guidance on product and business development.

We are just starting

Our story begins with our founder Andrei discovering Bitcoin in 2012 while studying Software Engineering at University of Waterloo at the same time as Vitalik Buterin, future founder of Ethereum, was starting his studies there. Fast forward to 2016, Ethereum was celebrating its first birthday and the newly introduced ERC20 token standard was on the verge of taking crowdfunding into a new era of Initial Coin Offerings. Before long, an entire ecosystem that embraced thousands of digital assets hit the market. Plasma Capital was launched to support early pioneers in the field and to identify the most promising investments among the wealth of digital assets.

Philosophy

With our strong belief in potential of blockchain technology, we started Plasma Capital to act as the catalyst for widespread blockchain adoption and innovation. As developers and serial entrepreneurs, we are no strangers to the challenges that emerge when carrying a venture from concept to release and adoption. We seek out disruptive technologies and enable the developers to push it to the limits. We also recognize the vital role of leadership within this young and dynamic field. While searching for new ventures, we dig deep for visionary leadership with the power to shape the future and enable them to succeed.

Team

Andrei Cheshko

Andrei Cheshko

Founder

Andrei founded Plasma Capital in 2017 after a series of successful investments in blockchain technology ventures. He is also a serial technology entrepreneur and co-founded two startups - YCraft and Appotime. Earlier in his career, Andrei gained strong technical and leadership skills by developing complex financial systems and leading dev teams in companies like Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley and Exane BNP Paribas.

Babak Shokouhi

Babak Shokouhi

Partner

Sharing fund’s vision and recognising blockchain technology potential, Babak joined Plasma Capital as a Partner in 2018. He is also a co-founder of Nanodevice Solutions - nano-scale semiconductor design and fabrication company, which lists NASA as one of its customers. Babak started his career as Business Systems Analysts at Research in Motion - maker of the iconic Blackberry devices.

Dimitry Kislichenko

Dimitry Kislichenko

Partner

As a Partner at Plasma Capital, Dimitry is helping firm to understand blockchain technology and navigate the industry. He has a remarkable technical background, having co-founded multiple startups - Anubii, Mobicard, BooklyTrip. Together with Andrei, Dimitry developed and launched YCraft and Appotime. He brings over 12 years of experience in delivering complex software solutions and leading projects.

Payvand Zamanian

Payvand Zamanian

Quantitative Analyst

Payvand joined Plasma Capital in 2018 as a Quantitative Analyst on a part-time basis. He brings wealth of knowledge in researching and constructing evaluation models using quantitative metrics. Payvand gained his experience while working as Business Analyst and Technical Services Analysts at Royal Bank of Canada for over 5 years. He holds B.E.Sc in Environment and Business from University of Waterloo.

Tatjana Abramova

Tatjana Abramova

Operations Manager

Tatjana joined Plasma Capital in 2018 as Operations Manager. She is proficient manager with extensive experience working on large-scale international projects. Before joining Plasma Capital, Tatjana managed projects and teams in companies like MullenLowe Group and Evolution Gaming. She brings proven expertise in monitoring and process improvement, risk management, talent acquisition and client support.


Looking for a new home?

We are looking for bright and energetic people to join our team. If you have analytical mind and passion for blockchain technology and digital assets, send us your details.

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