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Hiking trips, plan Bs, and finding the human behind the tech: how Consensys Ventures’ chief seeks out her next success ​

by Isabel Woodford

January 7, 2019, 3:23PM EDT  ·  4 min read

Quick Take

  • Kavita Gupta, the straight-talking, astute head of Consensys Ventures, tells The Block about life pre-crypto and what drives her investments in the future of blockchain.

by Isabel Woodford

January 7, 2019, 3:23PM EDT  ·  4 min read

For a woman running one of crypto’s biggest powerhouses, Kavita Gupta makes her job sound surprisingly straightforward.

“I invest in people. I invest in their minds,” she said

This is the philosophy driving Consensys Ventures, the venture arm of Consensys investing in companies on the Ethereum blockchain. Still, simple as Gupta’s dogma may be, prospective beneficiaries hoping to impress her have their work cut out for them – having to pass a bespoke character analysis.