Arcanum Capital is a seed stage Venture Capital firm that is focused on accelerating the growth of early-stage technology startups in emerging markets. 


Our mission is to drive value creation and powerful yet sustainable growth within emerging technology ecosystems, and actively work as a long-term strategic partner to our portfolio companies.


Arcanum Capital's team consists of experienced investment professionals who understand what it takes to evaluate, incubate and scale promising teams and ideas. We have been on the ground as operators and investors in frontier and emerging markets since 2013 and have incubated and worked extensively with numerous emerging technology companies around the world, from startups to decentralized networks to publicly listed companies. In doing so, we have cultivated powerful networks that are invaluable in helping portfolio entities transition from idea to market and scale on the global stage.


We aim to work with companies that have the ability to cater not only to their domestic markets, but also to broader international userbases. We are currently supporting enterprising and forward-thinking teams which are building blockchain-based products and services or establishing decentralized networks or applications for the global blockchain ecosystem as a whole.


We are focused on emerging markets because of the high growth potential ready to be released from regions such as India, China, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Our vision is to continue to help startups in blockchain, fintech, big data, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. We strive to empower disruptive innovations in finance and technology in these markets to create bridges for digitalization and to improve quality of living for all.


James McDowall, Zurich

James has been researching, investing in and advising early and growth stage technology companies since 2016. He has played pivotal roles in creative and strategic direction, as well as business development, and is experienced in conveying technological solutions to governments, regulators and financial institutions. He is a Director of Wazabi, an enterprise blockchain solution developed in partnership with IBM, and sits on the advisory board of the Swiss Impact Investment Association. James excels in leveraging his strong global network of investors, entrepreneurs and capital markets professionals to help finance and scale cutting-edge ventures.

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Karthik Bupathi, New York

Karthik has been heavily involved in the blockchain sector since 2013, where he first participated as a miner. Since then he has been carrying out extensive research and helping blockchain centric companies and networks scale from the ground up with a focus on token economics and mechanism design. Before ‘going all-in’ on blockchain, Karthik worked in capital markets at BNY Mellon, an American multinational Investment banking services holding company headquartered in New York City.

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Luchang Zheng, San Francisco / Beijing

Luchang is a founding partner of Blockchain Hero, a Global Ambassador of Draper University and a former Partner at GCP, a Silicon Valley focused talent acquisition specialist. She dedicates her passion towards cross-border consulting and investment with portfolios spanning 4 continents, covering blockchain, AI, fintech, big data and IoT. Before starting Blockchain Hero, she was the chief explorer of Robotics and AI at GWC and organiser and producer of the Global Mobile Internet Conference. She also mentors entrepreneurs at MIT LaunchX and Leanin China.

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Rahul Andra, Hyderabad / Bangalore

Rahul developed a deep interest in digital assets and digital payments while attending the University of Michigan. His investing and co-founding experience over the past 5 years in India and the United States predominantly revolves around blockchain technology. After graduating from Draper University in 2015, Rahul embarked on a journey to build great teams and products in the blockchain sector that took him through startups like Comdex and Persistence. Rahul's purpose is to partner with the next generation of entrepreneurs and founders innovating using blockchain and other emerging technologies.


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Moyukh Sen, New York / San Francisco

Moyukh is an angel investor and the founder of Secureware, a cybersecurity firm focused on blockchain advisory and development with offices in New York and San Francisco.  His recent career activities have spanned the globe encompassing investing and consulting deals in China, India and across LATAM and Europe.  Secureware has been a key partner for securing $10B+ in value for blockchain networks and companies as well as financial infrastructure for multinational enterprises. Moyukh has experience as a distributed systems software engineer at Cisco Systems and at a competitor which was acquired for $1.7B. Moyukh holds a degree in computer science and has studied at Purdue, Tsinghua and Stanford universities.


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