About Us


We are a uniquely Canadian investment firm founded by proven global entrepreneurs committed to providing investment exposure to the emerging digital currency asset class based on Blockchain technology.

Our Philosophy


First Block Capital is committed to helping investors capture the value to be derived from the disruptive technologies built on Blockchain technology.

We are pioneering financial products that will connect capital with entrepreneurial opportunities all throughout the distributed ledger and cryptocurrency value chains.

Team


Sean Clark
Founder & General Partner

Technology entrepreneur, President & Founder of SHOEme.ca, CRO & Co-Founder of Shoes.com, Regional Manager of Clearly Contacts Australia/New Zealand, Deloitte consultant. Holds MBA and BA from the University of British Columbia. 2015 BIV 40 Under Forty, 2016 STARTUP 50 Winner, 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winner.

Thomas Kineshanko
Founder & General Partner

Co-Founder of the first Bitcoin/Ether fund in Canada, one of the world's first carbon credit companies, and Blockchain platform Walter.ai. Tom is an Alumnus of Singularity University, NUS in Singapore, and SFU and is a two-time Academic and Athletic All-American in Track & Field.

Marc van der Chijs
Founder & General Partner

Serial internet entrepreneur and investor in disruptive fintech companies as Managing Partner at CrossPacific Capital. Founder of Tudou.com, Spil Games Asia, UnitedStyles, and Uvamo.com, Board of Dianrong.com. Corporate finance experience at Daimler for 7 years in Germany, Indonesia and China, Masters in Economics from Maastricht University.

Matthew Shaw
Founder & General Partner

Former investment banker, co-founded specialist emerging markets investment bank (DEPFA), founded and ran top carbon fund (CTF). Angel investor in fintech, IoT, and crypto-currency early stage companies, including Fintech Enterprises (first Canadian tax efficient BTC investment vehicle), mCloud (industrial IoT), and P2P platforms Peerform and UK Bond Network. An Alumnus of Singularity University, BA Manchester University, MBA Bradford University.

Advisors


Dr. Philipp Kallerhoff
Managing Director

10 years of experience in the startup and hedge fund industry across Europe and the United States as an investment manager and data scientist. Alumnus of Singularity University, PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin, and Sophia University.

Dr. Andrew Csinger
Advisor

Dr. Csinger was Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of British Columbia, and Adjunct Professor in the Cognitive Systems Group, graduate of the INSEAD International Corporate Governance Program and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional (1df800). Dr. Csinger holds several patents in internet security, biometrics, and related areas. Andrew received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.

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