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We are crypto engineers and builders who have been exploring crypto since 2012 when we successfully built Colored Coins – the world’s first digital assets protocol on top of Bitcoin.
Node is a thesis-focused, long-term cryptocurrency fund investing in pre-market/market token-based projects. As well as providing capital, we take the role of core contributers in new protocols and networks. We support our portfolio in a hands-on approach as a leading node provider, helping teams bootstrap the network in the early days. We also like solving token-economic challenges and providing liquidity when it is most needed. We add technical value to support our entrepreneurs and networks as they go to market and continue to grow.
Public confidence in slow-moving, high-cost organizations is eroding, due to their lack of transparency, inability to course-correct and weak security protocols.
Blockchains, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have the potential to increase trust and improve security across many markets and cut costs and friction. They enable a dynamic new range of applications and business models, which enjoy a decentralized structure based on trust in code and math – ensuring better alignment of incentives between all market participants.
We are now at the early stages of their adoption curve. As they mature, these technologies will solve some of the world's biggest challenges in finance, media, ownership and data access.
At Node, we believe the market will grow rapidly as these technologies fulfill their promise.
Our team adds significant technical expertise on bootstrapping new networks. Our goal is to invest in novel networks – addressing vertical-specific issues, which are ideally blockchain agnostic – and to solve distinct issues in defined ecosystems.
Amos is an investor and pioneer in the crypto & digital assets sphere. He co-founded Colored Coins - the first digital assets protocol - in 2012 and, two years later, Colu.com, the first digital assets platform. Prior to this, Amos was head of trading at eToro.com and held key positions at other investment firms.
Rotem was formerly the Co-Founder and CTO of Colu and led the creation of the Colored Coins specification while working on Bitcoin code. He was also Chief Architect and Head of Front-end Development at eToro. Previously, he worked at Cyhawk Ventures as VP R&D, and at Checkpoint, and Memco (C.A) as a Software Engineer and Systems Architect.
Or is a Software & Information Systems Engineer from Ben-Gurion University in Israel, with a strong background in software UI/UX and Product Management from several Israeli start-up companies. A true technical researcher, who is passionate about cryptocurrencies and new protocols.
Ofer is a capital market professional with vast experience in the financial industry. served in several investment firms while performing versatile roles. these includes working for Bank Leumi as a senior investment and hedging consultant, foreign equities trading manager at Meitav-Dash and risk analyst at Tachlit ETN's. Fascinated by new disruptive technologies that help people around the world to exchange value.
Danny has served in various financial and operations roles. These include CFO at Colu, as VP Finance and Operations at several start-ups in the Israeli and US fintech and high tech industries, and Director of Finance at AOL. He also spent time at PwC. Danny is a CPA and has a BA in Accounting and Business from the College of Management, Israel.
An engineer, crypto developer and infrastructure architect, Eyal was previously VP of R&D at Colu, where he worked to create payment systems, wallets, and protocols for both blockchain and centralized infrastructure. Formerly an independent hacker, he oversaw the creation of infrastructure systems for large-scale website systems.