Dan Elitzer
Co-founder
Dan Elitzer is co-founder at Nascent. Previously, Dan co-founded IDEO CoLab Ventures, a crypto-focused venture firm associated with the renowned design agency, IDEO. During that time, he also helped launch YAM Finance. Dan began his career in social enterprise and microfinance, working with both domestic social impact organizations and international development agencies. Dan earned an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he co-founded the MIT Bitcoin Club and MIT FinTech Club, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pomona College.
Josh Felker
Co-founder
Josh Felker is co-founder at Nascent. Previously, Josh was founder of Montreal-based proprietary trading firm Vigilant Global, a leader in latency-sensitive and technology-driven trading which was acquired by DRW Trading in 2012. Josh served as a partner at DRW for 5 years where he helped to oversee a highly diversified global trading firm spanning liquidity provision operations, risking-taking/directional trading, venture investing, and cryptocurrency trading. Josh has a bachelor’s degree in genetics from Western University and is a father of four.
Sid Ramesh
Principal
Sid Ramesh is a Principal at Nascent focused on early-stage venture, trading, and business operations. Previously, Sid was an independent advisor, consulting with startups such as dYdX and Valiu on crypto-derivatives, emerging markets, and DeFi. Earlier in his career, Sid worked on growth and business operations at Dharma where he helped grow their crypto loan originations to over $30m USD. His interest in bitcoin and blockchains began during his freshman year at UW-Madison which he attended for two years before dropping out to pursue crypto full-time.
Brock Elmore
Lead Architect
Brock Elmore is Lead Architect at Nascent, designing technology and advising portfolio companies. Previously, Brock helped launch YAM Finance, consulted on smart contract engineering, and built Ethereum-focused trading and liquidation systems. Brock has a background in machine learning, smart contract engineering, and finance. Brock attended UPenn’s Wharton Undergrad before dropping out to go full time to start a small crypto-focused fund.