Portfolio Testimonials

Our mission is to seek out the most audacious entrepreneurs and enable them with the tools and resources to help them build long-lasting companies. We think, write, and hustle alongside our portfolio companies to help them cross the chasm.


Pat Larsen
CEO, ZenLedger
“Bloccelerate VC led our Series A round in June of 2021. It hasn’t been a year since their investment, and we just closed our Series B round. I appreciate all the help that Bloccelerate gave us along the way. You made great introductions. You helped when we needed your help. You stayed out of the way otherwise”
Richard Ma
CEO of Quantstamp
“When we first met Kate & Sam through our Carnegie Mellon alum group, we didn't know much about Bloccelerate at that time. As we learned more about Bloccelerate’s enterprise and institutional focus, we knew that we wanted to have them behind us because of their unique angle of bridging enterprise/ institutions with Web 3.0. Their due diligence process was frankly more thorough than we expected, but once they made their investment, they became one of the highest value add, high conviction investors on our cap table. Since their investment, they made introductions to large institutions like Tencent, Franklin Templeton, as well as rating agencies, Nasdaq, Fitch Ratings, Moodys, etc. Also, Kate and Sam have also been a helpful sounding board on QS strategy related to the launch of a few products. “
David Zhang
CTO, Stably
“Bloccelerate has been a value-add investor from the start. Sam, Kate and Joe have played an active role in asking the tough questions and helping us sharpen our narrative. In addition to being a strategic discussion partner they have also continued to support us with high-value client, partner, talent and investor introductions.”
Chris Aguas
CEO of CoreChain
“We have particularly appreciated Bloccelerate’s breadth of knowledge across the broader blockchain ecosystem and chose to partner with them on CoreChain specifically because of that knowledge. As was the case with the emergence of the World Wide Web in 1990’s, their team understands that distributed ledger technology will have multiple profound implications on how commerce is conducted in the future as industry moves away from centralized, linear technologies and embraces the power of distributed data and applications. For us, that has meant Bloccelerate has provided us with key insights and expertise in both the digital asset and cryptocurrency dimensions of blockchain, where we expect to operate in the future, as well as the broader environment of distributed data for the enterprise and business-to-business space, where CoreChain was born and operates today.”
Antonio Vitti
CEO of Pontoro
“Before they even invested, Bloccelerate's team was already working to help build our business. They made some great introductions to some of the biggest potential clients in our space. They have a deep network in the digital asset and institutional finance space and importantly the depth of understanding to know how and when to make the right connections. They are very active and intuitive in helping us drive our company forward. We are excited to have Bloccelerate as a partner!”
Philip Zentner
Philip Zentner
CEO of Li.FI
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Before even investing they made connections with potential customers in the traditional finance space who gave us valuable feedback and insights. They also leveraged their network to give us even greater audit and security coverage. They have already been involved and demonstrated how they can add value in the short and long term”
Kieren James Lubin
CEO of BlockApps
“Kate and Sam have been very invested in our success. They took a chance on BlockApps at the peak of the bear market and stayed committed to helping us through the ups and downs of the blockchain winter. Kate has been compassionate, supportive, yet forceful, when needed. She also helped us through the Series B fundraising process - from iterating on our pitch deck, improving our messaging, to making important introductions. As a result, we have successfully closed our Series B.”
Lucas Vogelsang
CEO of Centrifuge
Bloccelerate team has been an extremely valuable partner in our growth journey. They are one of the most active investors we have on our cap table, participating in important governance decisions and milestones”
Federico Pomi
CEO of Fabrica
"Bloccelerate VC has been a great influence and sounding board in refining our vision, focus, and think through strategic opportunities within the crypto ecosystem. Sam is a talented sharp thinker at your disposal: his super power is to ingest complex systems and turn them into well organized and structured thoughts. All that while wearing a witty smile and an impeccable bow tie."
Steve Pomfret
CEO of Cygnetise
“We are (currently) a London based start-up fortunate to have Bloccelerate ha an investor and partner. Sam is super useful in discussing all the elements of the business. He is a great sounding board providing acute intelligence, both alternative and practical thinking, great introductions and assistance with adopting the US tech hyper growth culture. His ideas, in turn, help me think more creatively with regards to strategy and day to day running of the business. Assistance is always on hand if and when required. This is very much a ‘hands across the ocean’, well balanced, UK/US relationship that is perfect for Cygnetise’s expansion into the US.”
Evan Kohlmann
CEO of Cloudburst
“We had some initial concerns about the quality of reps available for our sales team. Even before our investment round closed, Kate jumped on the opportunity to help out and connected us with a top-tier sales leader at a dominant player in our space. Thanks to that auspicious meeting, we were essentially handed a menu of highly motivated sales rep candidates who were way more qualified than what was being pushed to us by recruiters--and we didn't have to pay any referral fees. It was a textbook example of how VCs can help boost their ventures beyond just cash, and we are extremely grateful.”