Bart Stephens

Bart Stephens

Formal First Name
P. Bart (Bart)

Bart Stephens is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in the blockchain technology sector and the first to raise a venture fund through an ICO. Bart is one of the most established and active venture capital investors in the blockchain technology industry. He is a three-time founder whose career has focused on emerging technologies—an internet company, a hedge fund, and a venture capital firm. Prior to this, he led his own family hedge fund, Stephens Investment Management, a venture firm that deals with diversified investment strategies that go beyond the crypto realm. Together with his brother Brad Stephens, Bart invented and pioneered "nanocap"  investing, a venture capital style in the public markets focused on sub micro-cap equities.

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Academic History



  • Bart is a hedge fund manager, tech operating executive and startup mentor.

  • He started his career at fintech pioneer E*TRADE, where he worked in corporate development and in the advanced products group.

  • He was a founding investor of, which grew to become the internet’s largest cancer-related website.

  • He served as Executive Vice President of Venture Capital for Ivanhoe Capital, an international investment firm.