Blake Richman is an early investor and entrepreneur focused on building fintech solutions for the next generation of private capital markets. He currently serves as VP of Finance at Vertalo, a leading data management platform connecting and enabling the digital asset ecosystem. Blake invested in Vertalo while at NovaBlock Capital, a blockchain-based capital market infrastructure focused venture fund, where he previously served as Chief Investment Officer and remains a Partner. Blake entered the blockchain world after serving at Hercules Capital (NYSE: HTGC), a $2.3B credit fund, where he structured and underwrote $135M in debt and equity transactions. Blake has previously held various positions in venture capital, asset management, and debt capital markets, and holds a BA in Economics from University of Maryland.