Our team spent years working within the highest levels of the technology and business markets. We aim to provide the best service to our investors - while seeking great returns.

Alex Nascimento

Managing Director, Co-Founder
& Faculty - UCLA Blockchain LAB

Mr. Nascimento got his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2008. As a Co-Founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab and a member of the UCLA Business and Management Executive Education Program Marketing and Advertising Advisory Board, Mr. Nascimento can be found regularly lecturing Marketing Strategy and Blockchain courses on the UCLA Campus.

As a thought leader in marketing strategy and technology, Mr. Nascimento is the Managing Director of 7CC, a Digital Investment Company focused on investing in the development of solutions, products and service based companies using Blockchain technologies. 7CC is headquartered in Downtown Santa Monica’s - Silicon Beach District.

Over the last 20 years, Mr. Nascimento has developed training, sales, communication, and marketing strategies for Red Bull, WPP Group, Warner Music Group, Polo Ralph Lauren, Honda, Yamaha, Smirnoff, and Coca-Cola, among other prominent brands in the United States, Latin America, and Asia and he is passionate about disruptive technologies and empowering the startup community.

Tony Maciel


Mr Maciel is a Brazilian American international financier and investor with over 30 years of experience in international trade, finance and investing. Mr Maciel is a Founding Partner of Optimal Capital Partners and 7CC CAPITAL PARTNERS a Blochchain investment company, and consultant to ClearSky family of funds.

His responsibilities include capital raising, capital deployment and day to day management of the firm. As Vice President & Director of Lehman Brother’s Financial Services Division, he was responsible for advising Latin American institutions, private clients and government agencies on their global investment portfolios

During his time at Lehman Brothers Mr. Maciel was a member of the firms International Directors Council and founder of the divisions New York based Brazil Desk which handled Regional Institutional Investors, Private Client Advisory and Asset Management. Before Lehman Brothers, Mr. Maciel held positions at Merrill Lynch (NY), Banco de Crédito e Comércio (SP), and Comind (NY) in the areas of wealth management, investment banking, and trade finance respectively.

Dario Ferreira

Chief Technology Officer, Network
Manager & Software Engineer

Mr. Ferreria has a degree in engineering with specialization in information technology and has extensive experience in computer systems. In the past 36 years, Mr. Ferreira has also been a consultant for IT in Petrobras, Embratel, EBX, INTEROCEAN, EMA, SINTECT, FININVEST, ICATU, etc.

He worked as chief engineer at MICROLAB, implemented hard drive technology in Brazil. He has developed studies and researches of IT at IPqM, EMBRATEL, UFRJ and CBPF.

He is certified professional on Adobe, Oracle and Microsoft. He also worked as a professor of electronics and computer systems at CEFET and UFRJ.

Eros Silva

CMO - Chief Marketing Officer
- Innovation and Web Marketing

Eros Silva has a multidisciplinary background with spotlights to his Master's Degree in Information Science and a MBA with concentration in Marketing both from University of New Haven, West Haven, CT.

Eros has been working with system development, digital marketing and start-ups for the last 18 years both in the US and abroad.

Lately he has been interested in innovation, agile methodologies and is actively involved in private investments with focus in digital transformation..

Eugene Xiao

Venture Partner

Venture Partner of 7cc Blockchain Investment, has many years of experience in the US government, high-tech software industry and Internet e-commerce

He was a senior engineer at the headquarter of American Bureau of Shipping and the Matlab product manager at Mathworks headquarter. Double Master in Mechanical Engineering and MBA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

George Fauci

Director of Relationships

With 30 years of market, Mr Fauci began his career as an international journalism producer of the Manchete Network and later was a correspondent for CNN World Report. He worked at the UN in Geneva and during ECO '92 was special adviser to the conference general secretary in Rio de Janeiro.

He has worked at Pelé Sports & Marketing, as well as organizing national and international exhibitions and events, such as the Santos Dumont anniversary commemorative exhibition in partnership with the FAB museum and the traveling exhibition of the tall ship of the Brazilian Navy, White Swan, in several French ports, in the year of Brazil in France.

Before assuming the Direction of Relations with the Government of Abril Mídia, Mr. Fauci also commanded for more than five years the communication of Eletrobrás, being responsible for the publicity, sponsorships and relationship with the press.

Adam Parker

Director of Operations

After 6 years in investment management including his last role at Western Asset Management where he was a part of the valuation team covering derivatives, high yield securities, structured products, and distressed debt, Mr. Parker is currently focusing on entrepreneurship in the L.A. community.

Through his current experience at Tech Coast Angels, Mr. Parker has developed extensive knowledge on due diligence procedures, including competitive analysis, team assessment, and market assessment, for various start-ups in different industries including biotech, consumer products, IT, life sciences, media and environmental. He hopes to leverage his valuation and investing experience within the blockchain space.

Mr. Parker received his B.B.A. with honors in Finance and Business Management from Pace University and is currently completing his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He enjoys hiking, traveling, snowboarding, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and sharing good food and wine with friends and family.

Joel Dietz


Founder and President of Swarm Research, which has produced several products, including Swarm Syndicates and Swarm Fund, the blockchain for private equity.

Co-founder of the first smart contract educational channel and first decentralized asset and governance platforms on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Bhagwan Chowdhry


Faculty Director and Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Dovi Frances


Founding partner of SGVC, venture capital firm with over $100 million in some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent and disruptive financial technology companies, Advisory Council of Leumi Bank U.S. and Shark Investor in the show Shark Tank – Israel.

Heidi Pease


CEO and CoFounder of LA Blockchain Lab - A community of academia, government, enterprise, non-profits, startups, and investors focused on building a sustainable blockchain ecosystem in Southern California and abroad.

Felipe Cusnir


Deputy Director of International Trade - Los Angeles Mayor's Office.

Digvijay Singh


Accredited Angel Investor at Tech Coast Angels; President at CMIT Solutions and Computing. Scientist at Intel Corporation.

Antonio Mañueco


CTO responsible for the overall architecture and product roadmap of blockchain initiatives focused on Smart Contracts (Solidity), Lead Engineer at SYNKT Games.

Eric Chung


Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern California - Blockchain.

Founder of DApperNetwork a global community of blockchain developers building decentralized applications (DApps) and Advisor at KryptoSeoul

Roberto Machado


Mentor at Google Developers Launchpad in San Francisco, and CEO at BetaBlocks a blockchain solutions company. Active member on some of the largest angel investment groups in the US.

Linda Pfeffer


Founder of AFAA and Tech Angel Investor.

Pablo Martins


Founder of Sthorm Ventures and Chief Executive Officer of Artbit, a distributed-ledger platform connecting artists and fans.