We find, fund, and grow the category leaders of the emerging digital finance ecosystem.

At CoinShares Ventures, we invest in innovative financial technology that is transforming markets.

Our view of the world

Just as the internet made information open and borderless, digitization will make money and markets open and borderless.

How we operate

CoinShares Ventures is the venture capital arm of the CoinShares Group, and manages a family of funds for external investors.  We generate returns for our investors by finding, investing in, and growing the category leaders of the emerging digital finance ecosystem.


Our driving philosophy is to invest in what we know, and we know crypto and capital markets. We look for early stage companies with experienced founders who have built a viable product or prototype and are beginning to find and scale product market fit.


We invest in SAFEs, convertible notes, and preferred equity, and a material number of our investments have also issued tokens alongside our equity ownership. Our investment process focuses on founder / market fit, and finding the right people to solve the right problem.


As trusted industry leaders, and part of the larger CoinShares Group, we leverage our brand, our network, and our experience to help our portfolio companies grow. Instead of relying on other investors for signal, we use our influence and our network to create new narratives.

Our Portfolio


We Like Data

We produce a lot of research, which we deliver as reports, talks, or events. Our annual CoinShares Crypto Trends report is a bellwether for the industry. Our general partners are known for their structured, data-driven talks and are regular media contributors.


Our Team

At CoinShares, we love capital markets. Prior to forming CoinShares Ventures, our team has invested in over 175 startups across the emerging digital asset ecosystem and were early investors in digital currencies including bitcoin, ethereum, and many others. As part of the larger CoinShares Group, we leverage the finance, legal, compliance, and administrative functions of the Group.

Meltem Demirors

General Partner

Rus Newton

General Partner

Dwayne Drexler


To learn more about CoinShares Ventures or to share your pitch deck, contact us at [email protected]