Etiënne focuses on deal sourcing globally ranging from early stage blockchain projects to liquid digital assets and special situations. He also leads the fund’s strategy and facilitates partnerships that present value-add opportunities.
Etiënne began his financial career in 2004, investing in equities, specialising in Biotech. His introduction to blockchain was through his investment in Bitcoin in 2012 and Ethereum in 2014. Since 2016, Etiënne has been an active angel investor and advisor to innovative teams and has built a strong network of partners that span across every continent. He has also assisted project teams with their go-to-market, and reaching their funding goals, and navigated several projects that now have over $1bn in market capitalisation. Notable involvements include Kava, Avalanche and Akash.
Etiënne holds a BA in Educational Sciences and MSc in Educational Sciences from Utrecht University.