Investing Profile

Dan Elitzer(170)

VC

Founder, Nascent

nascent.xyzSan Francisco, California
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MIT Sloan School of Management Network
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IDEO CoLab Ventures Investor
$250K - $500K
$375K
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CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Thesis
Series AJul 2021$21M
$21M
Syndicate
Seed RoundMar 2021$1M
$21.8M
Co-investors: Morgan Beller (NFX), Ali Yahya (Andreessen Horowitz), Monica Desai Weiss (Kleiner Perkins), Brad Holden (TomorrowVentures), Tarun Chitra (Robot Ventures), Robert Leshner (Robot Ventures), Maria Shen (Electric Capital), Ken Deeter (Electric Capital), Curtis Spencer (Electric Capital), Avichal Garg (Electric Capital), Ash Egan (Acrylic), Gabby Dizon (Yield Guild Games (YGG)), Sriram Krishnan (Angel Collective Opportunity Fund), Min Teo (Ethereal Ventures), Julia Lipton (Awesome People Ventures), George Lambeth (Divergence Ventures), Calvin Liu (Divergence Ventures), Li Jin (Variant), Rahul Vohra (Todd and Rahul's Angel Fund), Todd Goldberg (Todd and Rahul's Angel Fund), Jeff Morris, Jr. (Chapter One Ventures), Packy McCormick (Not Boring Capital), Lenny Rachitsky (AirAngels), Ashton Kutcher (Sound Ventures), Alice Lloyd George (RRE Ventures), Ryan Hoover (Weekend Fund), Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Imran Khan, Scott Belsky
PoolTogether
Seed RoundFeb 2020$1.1M
$1.4M
Co-investors: Min Teo (Ethereal Ventures)
Messari
Pre-SeedMar 2018$1M
$26M
Co-investors: Jeff Clavier (Uncork Capital), Ali Tamaseb (DCVC (Data Collective)), Richard Dulude (Underscore VC), Bernard Moon (SparkLabs Group), Diogo Monica
Handshake
Seed RoundNov 2012$1.5M
$249.5M
Co-investors: Will Kohler (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Jeff Clavier (Uncork Capital), Kevin Spain (Emergence Capital), Toni Schneider (True Ventures), William Reed (Spark Capital), Jeff Richards (GGV Capital), Eric Feng (Kleiner Perkins), Charlie Cheever (Graph Ventures), Deborah Quazzo (GSV Acceleration), Matt Mazzeo (Coatue), Laura Yao (EQT Ventures), Megan Quinn, Stephanie Palmeri
I'm currently exclusively investing in distributed web, blockchain, and crypto-related ventures, with a focus on Open Finance/DeFi and anything that improves UX and expands the market for cryptoassets
Enterprise/private blockchains
Investor IDEO2018 - Present
Blockchain & Distributed Web Lead IDEO2015 - 2018
Pomona College BA Psychology
MIT Sloan School of Management MBA