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Rick Blankenstein

DeFi Advisor

Rick, a founder of Whitestone Investments, specializes in pre-seed and seed investments within the web3 domain. Embarking on his crypto journey in 2014, Rick is well-acquainted with the dynamic nature of the market, having navigated its many ups and downs multiple times.

Formerly associated with the Amsterdam-based VC firm, Maven11, Rick brings a treasure trove of expertise.

His primary focus is on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and he actively manages a robust liquid portfolio centered on DeFi investments.

Adding another feather to his cap, Rick authored a thesis examining on-chain metrics and their influence on token prices during his academic tenure at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.