Schema: from Greek, skhēma (σχῆμα) ‘form, shape, nature of things’
Schema Capital is a venture capital fund manager focused on supporting the emergence of Distributed Ledger Technology applications in the financial services industry
Our raison d’être stems from the observation that Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are replacing the world’s financial infrastructure. Notably, for the first time, DLT provide a standardized method to interconnect financial institutions and the trillions of financial assets they have under management.
We aim to empower entrepreneurs building the foundation of the next generation of technologies for the financial services industry with DLT, from the pre-product stage up to A rounds. We are particularly attentive to projects dedicated to enterprise DLT, digital securities and decentralized finance.
In the spirit of interconnectedness, as we move along we intend to build a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas and business opportunities between the teams we have backed, our network (issued from our previous lives working for financial institutions) and our own investors.
MEET OUR TEAM
Ángela is the founder of Aglaia Capital, a corporate finance and private equity marketplace for asset-backed transactions, Fintech and Blockchain and an Investment Club.
Prior to Schema Capital, Alexandre was in charge of the business development for a Paris-based real estate asset management firm, dealing with Corporate and Institutional clients.
Early adopter of Ethereum in 2016, Lambert fully dedicated himself to the blockchain space in 2017 as an angel investor, financing twelve companies.
Eyal is the founder of Aykesubir, a boutique research firm providing strategy, investments and product planning services for the fintech market.
Pete is the founder of Ireland-based Norio Ventures, a fintech start-up advisory firm focusing on early stage ventures in digital assets, distributed ledger technologies and global capital markets.
“As blockchain technology continues to redefine not only how the exchange sector operates, but the global financial economy as a whole, NASDAQ aims to be at the center of this watershed development.”
- Robert Greifeld (CEO Nasdaq), 2015
“I don’t know what’s going to succeed. What I’m certain of is that we are going to see blockchain solutions, peer-to-peer solutions emerging in our industry and we want to be close to that development.”
- Simon McNamara (CAO RBS), 2015
“Blockchain technology not only has an opportunity to transform financial services but also extend far beyond payments to new use-cases and applications across industries.”
- Debby Hopkins (CIO Citi), 2015
“The banking industry is starting to see the many potential benefits of its underlying technology. For banks, the blockchain has the potential to become a technology model for a low-cost and transparent transaction infrastructure.”
- Anju Patwardhan (CIO Standard Chartered), 2015
“Blockchain technologies could reduce banks’ infrastructural costs by $15-20bn a year by 2022.”
- Mariano Belinky (MD Santander InnoVentures), 2016
WE HAVE BACKED
Inviou is a protocol that aims to help Small and Medium sized Businesses get access to receivables financing (factoring) from alternative lenders and financial institutions.
Ownera is an institutional-grade blockchain network for digital securities, where all nodes are regulated financial entities (such as banks, asset managers, broker-dealers and exchanges).
Rivver creates software for Private Equity funds that provides liquidity to Limited Partners by creating digital representations of their fund interests, easily tradable on secondary markets.
YOUR COMPANY HERE
Are you building the next generation of techonologies for the financial services industry ?