• Why A Digital Financial System Is Impactful

    Access Ventures exists to create an inclusive economy, and our one-pocket mindset channels our investment efforts towards that end. As this blog post lays out, we are always looking to improve our work and become more aligned with our mission. Unlike most endowments that invest solely into managed funds, Access has always emphasized making investments…

    Read More
  • Crypto Loans Without Collateral With Blake West

    On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with Blake West, cofounder of Goldfinch, a credit platform for cryptocurrency loans. As a software engineer, Blake saw great potential in cryptocurrency as all aspects of life became increasingly more digital and as people were seeking to do something with their cryptocurrency instead of letting it sit in an…

    Read More
  • Blockchain’s Social Impact with Robby Greenfield and TJ Abood

    On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce talks with TJ Abood and Robby Greenfield. TJ is a Partner with Bryce at Access Ventures and oversees our entire investment strategy. Our current venture thesis is built upon the idea that blockchain technology is one of the best vehicles for social impact and was an evolution…

    Read More
  • Founder Stories: Bolt

    We believe that the adoption of cryptocurrencies and networks will accelerate during the next few years and redefine the ways we engage and transact on the internet. Access Ventures’ Blockchain Initiative aims to identify projects that can achieve or activate near term adoption of the technology and catalyze their development. One of our portfolio companies,…

    Read More
  • Can Facebook Be The iPhone Of The Crypto Ecosystem?

    A couple of months ago, I wrote about the importance of ease of use in accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology. As impact investors, we care about the adoption of blockchain technology because we are excited about its potential to deliver more “open and inclusive economic infrastructure.” That’s a meaty phrase, and there are a…

    Read More
  • Two More Cents On Facebook’s Blockchain Project: Libra

    Facebook unveiled the details of their blockchain project, and there is a lot to be excited about.  There is also a lot to be cautious about. But perhaps the most exciting development to track will be the experiment in a relationship between open economic infrastructure and the traditional model of the firm that this project…

    Read More
  • Blockchain BetaLab Findings

    In October 2018 Access Ventures hosted a design sprint in conjunction with the ConsenSys Social Impact team to explore how blockchain technology might apply to issues concerning substance abuse. As facilitators, it was our aim to identify a problem within this domain that multiple parties were aligned to tackle. Access Ventures felt that our team…

    Read More
  • Founder Stories: Flexa

    In order to drive adoption and achieve meaningful scale, blockchain protocols and applications must either integrate with or circumvent the legacy infrastructure which facilitates today’s economic life. This challenge remains largely unsolved in one of the most important use cases of blockchain technology: making cryptocurrency spendable in brick-and-mortar settings Flexa is the first app for…

    Read More
  • Securities Law and Blockchain Adoption

    The term “regulation” can elicit a lot of negative feelings, especially in the blockchain space in which conforming to the traditional regulatory frameworks can be antithetical to core elements of the innovation. While the role of regulation is hotly debated, one fact remains: formal regulation on one level or other is prerequisite to the adoption…

    Read More
  • Blockchain Payments Adoption: Easier is Better

    When it comes to our relationship with tech, easier wins. There is an an entire discipline focused on helping developers optimize their mobile applications for convenience. From where information is displayed on a screen, to how many clicks it takes to get to a key action. This discipline is focused on making life as easy…

    Read More