We Advise, Accelerate and Invest in
Blockchain Technologies at the Genesis Stage

Our team

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Welcome to Mempool Ventures

A Crypto VC and Services firm with deep experience funding and building companies in the blockchain space. We invest in breakthrough early-stage projects with outstanding acceleration potential.
We help Investors and Fund Managers new to the space make informed investment decisions. Our skilled team provides opportunity analysis and validation.

Funding

What founders can expect from us:
stage of investing
idea, prototype
criteria
smart, flexible, hard
working founders breakthrough
factor
value add
hands on acceleration,
team augmentation,
token launch frameworks
& partners
enablers
blockchain, cryptography,
machine learning
decision making
informal, casual
investment size
$10K – $100K

Investment Services

Our due diligence support for investment professionals:
validation
market opportunity,
business model
smart contracts
security audits, reviews
testing
infrastructure, operations,
code, documentation
token economics
stress testing, valuation
analysis
research
blockchain community,
partnerships
compliance
risk analysis

Projects we are currently Accelerating

Fully decentralized play-to-earn gaming, with highly interactive VR
and metaverse experience.
Inclusive on-chain gaming and metaverse platform for users and developers.

Investment Portfolio

Our Team

Our team is a passionate and seasoned group of  investors, analysts, operations specialists, marketers and connectors.
Nathan Kay
CEO

Nathan is an experienced blockchain professional with years of background leading relationship, investor and partner building functions for multiple global crypto companies. He has provided almost hundred blockchain companies with advisory, coaching and business development support. He is also a Senior Partner with Applicature.

Ian Arden
Co-Founder and GP

Ian Arden is an accomplished product developer and serial entrepreneur that’s been in the blockchain industry since 2010. He started Applicature in 2017 and Mempool Ventures in 2021. Ian coaches companies on strategy, tokenization, growth and funding across various industries. He is the founder of multiple companies, an investor that also runs his own family office, and a thought leader and speaker on various industry topics.

Andrew Zubko
Co-Founder and GP

Andrew has a long background as a tech innovator in the blockchain industry. He co-founded Applicature in 2017 and Mempool Ventures in 2021. He is an ideologist of many of Applicature’s products and portfolio companies and forms the agenda for technical innovation for the company. He advises clients on the most complex blockchain and cryptography solutions.

Linda Montgomery
CMO

Linda is a marketing leader, investor relations specialist, board member, writer and advisor to several global FinTech and blockchain companies. She has an extensive background leading marketing growth and teams to launch and build dozens of companies. She is CMO of several of Applicature’s portfolio companies.

Mike Salo
Director of Finance

Mike is a partner and former COO of the software development company Romexsoft. He is an experienced investment and finance professional and is a senator on the endowment investment committee for a University. He is assistant professor of finance at Lviv Business School and member of the academic board of the MSc program in Technology Management.

Roxy Zakharuk
COO

Roxy has extensive experience setting up operational frameworks and contributing to operational growth management of blockchain companies at various stages. She has held multiple operations, coordination, project management, advisor and sales roles for emerging companies. She is also COO blockchain development and acceleration firm, Applicature.

Ostap Kharysh
Analyst

Ostap is a business analysis and strategy specialist with a passion for data science, innovation and blockchain. He has a background working in analyst positions for various consulting firms including Deloitte. He wrote a thesis on stock return prediction for his first Master’s degree and he is currently working on his second Master’s degree in business analytics.

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