Lightning Venture Fund I

The Liquid Token Fund offers our partners a differentiated risk/return profile when compared to the general digital assets asset market while avoiding exposure to leverage, ICOs, or counterparty risk. By following our own digital assets-native valuation frameworks to identify short-to-medium term dislocations in the digital assets market, we are able to provide both long and short exposure for our partners using proprietary Premo technology  & methods we have developed in-house over the last half decade. We utilize Premo, on-chain analytics, and tokenomics where we apply a first principles approach to invest in assets that have a clear product market fit and real world value(RWA) proposition as it relates to institutional adoption of the digital assets economy. We are activist investors through governance in our portfolio assets to drive long term value creation and keep our fingers on the pulse in this fast-paced emerging market. We maintain a close relationships with developers to understand the dynamic ecosystem of different tokens. The ultimate result is a safer and more effective exposure to the best digital assets have to offer, in real time.


Fund Size: $30M rolling close. $50M max

Target Investments: 10-20

CoInvest Fund Ratio: 2:1

First Close: 03/15/2023

Fund Life 10 years

Capital Allocation: 18 Months

Launch: Oct 2022

Management Fee: 2%

Performance Fee: 20%

Minimum: $250,000

Investor Requirement : Accredited Investor

Capital Calls: Monthly

Tax Reporting: K-1


GP Experience


Years of Operator Experience


Founder Exits


Capital Raised

GP Venture Investment Record




Exits including 1 IPO


Blended IRR



Funding the Infrastructure of digital assets

Investing in the companies and teams that are soundly building the future of digital asset to give power and value back to digital asset users and improve the user experience including: Picks and Shovels, Projects and Protocols; Companies that institutionalize the digital asset ecosystem; Teams that will deliver value to users and improve the user experience.


Funding an unserved investment gap

Funding an unserved investment gap in the early stage digital asset space that exists between Seed and Series A. We invest between $500k to $5M.


2023 - Best Venture Vintage since 2003

The market conditions for 2023 Venture Funds so closely resemble the market conditions of 2003 which was the best ever venture capital vintage, before now.


Multiple Options for Liquidity & Distributions

Our strategy provides multiple options for liquidity and distributions, including; token issuance, strategic secondaries and M&A. We do not need IPOs to exit positions.


Jock Percy

Chief Financial Officer

Jock Percy is a Finance & Technology professional with deep expertise in Finance, Technology, Network Technology, Trading & Market Connectivity. Jock was founder and CEO of Perseus, the ultra low latency high frequency trading infrastructure whose investors were Silicon Valley Bank and Goldman Sachs, and also FXecosystem, foreign exchange trading infrastructure. Perseus became the world's leading provider of high-speed global networks, colocation and trading technologies whose customers included almost all the world's top-tier banks, market makers, market data and exchanges and a high number of Fortune 500 companies and an early adopter of blockchain technology and crypto. Jock was recognized by various awards including; Financial News Rising Stars in Trading & Technology 40 under 40, The FinTech Top 50, INC 500, Financial News Rising Stars in Trading & Technology 40 under 40, Invest Hong Kong Grand Award Winner, Institutional Investor Tech 50, and Crain's. Jock read his PhD in Economics at University of Canterbury and University College London. He is an active Young Presidents Organization member and serves on the board of YPO Manhattan. He is Co-Chair of the Children’s Museum East End, NY.

Jason Albanese

Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder & CEO, Centric Digital Co-founder & CEO, Sage Secure Chapter Chair, YPO Manhattan BA Economics, Union College

Charles Hwang CFA, CPA

Chief Investment Officer

Equity Trader, EY ConsultantBlockchain Professor Baruch NYMS Accountancy, Baruch CollegeBS Economics, University of Rochester

Augie Smith

Chief Data Officer

CTO, Centric DigitalCTO, CODAProduct, NewsCredAnalytics Director, Medialets

Amy Coveny

Head of Investor Relations

Managing Partner Quake CapitalGlobal Head of Audio, MGNI (Nasdaq)Sr. Director, Rubicon Project

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