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Co-Founder, Nascent

Dan Elitzer

Dan Elitzer is a co-founder of Nascent (, a team of builders who have backed over 100 early-stage founders creating products and primitives for an open financial world.

Previously, Dan co-founded IDEO CoLab Ventures, a crypto-focused venture firm associated with the renowned design agency, IDEO. During that time, he also helped launch YAM Finance.

Dan began his career in social enterprise and microfinance, working with both domestic social impact organizations and international development agencies. Dan earned an MBA from MIT Sloan, where he co-founded the MIT Bitcoin Club and MIT FinTech Club, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pomona College.

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