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Oliver Blakey Founding Partner

Oliver Blakey

Founding Partner

Prior to diving head first into crypto in 2016, Oliver played high stakes poker for almost a decade. After spending 2 years as an active angel investor in the space, Oliver co-founded Ascensive Assets where he’s been responsible for leading the firms investments in some of the industry’s most formative defi and gaming companies.

When Oliver isn’t traveling the global conference circuit, he’s focused on helping the firm’s portfolio companies navigate their fundraising strategy, business development needs, and external partner relationships.

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Ben Middleton Founding Partner

Ben Middleton

Founding Partner

Ben was a successful high stakes poker player for over 8 years before applying his in-depth knowledge of game theory and risk management at the poker table to cryptocurrency trading. After trading and angel investing in crypto for several years Ben became a member of several prominent investment DAO’s and ultimately co-founded Ascensive Assets in 2018 where he became an early investor and thought leader in the defi sector.

Ben takes an active role in each investment at Ascensive Assets and focuses the majority of his attention on token economics and design, technical due diligence, and risk management.

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Alex Miningham General Partner

Alex Miningham

General Partner

Before transitioning into crypto, Alex spent 12 years as a serial entrepreneur building successful private equity and venture-backed software startups in higher education, travel, and ecommerce. Over the course of his career as a founder, Alex negotiated and completed 5 successful M&A deals and was a recipient of Business Observer’s 40 under 40 award.

Alex has been an active investor in crypto and blockchain since early 2017 and brings along a wealth of knowledge in early-stage fundraising, operations, and product strategy to the Ascensive Assets portfolio.