The Fund primarily focuses on the following three fintech areas:

1
Blockchain Infrastructure

Theme:
Implementation of blockchain technology throughout financial services

Solutions:
Operating businesses focused on supporting the adoption of blockchain technology, real-time payments and alternative payment methods, data harmonization and analytics, and alternative intelligence

2
Bank Technology / Software

Theme:
Digital transformation and adoption of enterprise software and other IT solutions

Solutions:
Financial software, banking-as-a-service, core banking infrastructure, open banking, fraud prevention, AML / KYC, compliance, reporting, and direct-to-consumer online offerings

3
Other Financial Services Software

Theme:
Balance sheet-light businesses operating in traditionally balance sheet-intensive industries

Solutions:
Capital markets software, wealth management technology, AI-based credit decisioning, and mortgages and pensions

About

Blockchain infrastructure for origination and secondary trading of fixed income assets

Details

Year Founded: 2019

Headquarters: Poulsbo, Washington

Sector: Blockchain Infrastructure

Status: Active Investment

About

AI-based platform that enables family offices to find, manage, and sell alternative assets

Details

Year Founded: 2022

Headquarters:  Tel Aviv, Israel

Sector: Other Financial Service Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Layer 1 blockchain developer

Details

Year Founded: 2022

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Sector: Blockchain Infrastructure

Status: Active Investment

About

Provider of data synchronization technology and financial market infrastructure

Details

Year Founded: 2017

Headquarters: New York, New York

Sector: Blockchain Infrastructure

Status: Active Investment

About

Artificial intelligence applications for digital transformation in highly regulated markets

Details

Year Founded: 2018

Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah

Sector: Other Financial Service Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Financial wellness platform that allows employers to provide their employees with immediate access to affordable personal loans

Details

Year Founded: 2013

Headquarters: New York, New York

Sector: Other Financial Service Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Cryptocurrency tax, accounting, and audit technology software

Details

Year Founded: 2016

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

Sector: Blockchain Infrastructure

Status: Active Investment

About

Digital sandbox for banks and other financial institutions to experiment and partner with technology providers

Details

Year Founded: 2021

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Technology platform for financial advisors to provide cryptoasset services to their clients

Details

Year Founded: 2018

Headquarters: San Diego, California

Sector: Blockchain Infrastructure

Status: Acquired by Securitize, LLC in August 2023

About

Integration-Platform-as-a-Service that unlocks access to banking core data and simplifies connections to FinTechs

Details

Year Founded: 2022

Headquarters: Mercer Island, Washington

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Active Investment

About

No-code technology platform for financial institutions

Details

Year Founded: 2017

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Cloud-based, API-driven banking technology platform that allows clients to have greater data fluency leading to improved outcomes, including greater customer satisfaction and higher revenue per customer

Details

Year Founded: 2019

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Securities lending software

Details

Year Founded: 2015

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Sector: Other Financial Service Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Enterprise risk management software and services to financial institutions

Details

Year Founded: 2008

Headquarters: Glen Allen, Virginia

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Digital platform for small business banking

Details

Year Founded: 2014

Headquarters: Reston, Virginia

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Acquired by MeridianLink, Inc. (NYSE: MLNK) in April 2022

About

Software that facilitates fiat-denominated payments using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Details

Year Founded: 2019

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Sector: Blockchain Infrastructure

Status: Active Investment

About

Modern white labeled corporate credit card and spend management solutions for banks and credit unions

Details

Year Founded: 2020

Headquarters: San Mateo, California

Sector: Bank Technology / Software

Status: Active Investment

About

Order management and other trading technology solutions for broker-dealers

Details

Year Founded: 2021

Headquarters: New York, New York & London, United Kingdom

Sector: Other Financial Service Software

Status: Active Investment

Meet the Team
Jonathan D. Bresler

Jonathan D. Bresler

Managing Partner - EJF Ventures

Michael Cherepnin

Michael Cherepnin

Partner – EJF Ventures

Jonathan D. Bresler

Managing Partner - EJF Ventures

Jonathan is responsible for the management of EJF Ventures. Jonathan joined EJF in 2009 as an analyst covering the financial sector and was also involved in the portfolio management of financials-focused hedge and private equity funds.

Jonathan presently serves on the boards of Verady, Inc. (dba. Ledgible) and Original Tech, Inc. (dba Prelim). He previously served on the board of Texan Bank, a Houston-based community bank and was a board observer for several other investments. Jonathan holds a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle.

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Michael Cherepnin

Partner – EJF Ventures

Michael is based in London and is involved in all aspects of investment sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio support. He is also responsible for driving EJF’s broader financial technology investment efforts in Europe.

Prior to joining EJF, Michael was a Vice President at Evercore where he advised financial technology and software companies on M&A and capital markets transactions. He began his career as an investment banker in Ukraine covering Central and Eastern Europe.

Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BSc. in Economic Cybernetics from the National Technical University of Ukraine.

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EJF Capital LLC

EJF Capital LLC is a global alternative asset management firm focused primarily on regulatory event-driven investing within the financial sector.  EJF was founded by Manny Friedman and Neal Wilson in 2005 and is headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. As of March 31, 2024, EJF manages approximately $2.9 billion across a diverse group of alternative asset strategies.

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