Roderik van der Graaf – Partner Spotlight #3
deBridge Partner Spotlight featuring Roderik van der Graaf, the Managing Partner at Lemniscap.
Roderik van der Graaf, is the Managing Partner at Lemniscap. Mr. Roderik also served as Managing Director at KCP Capital and as Advisor at Kava.
Lemniscap is an investment firm specializing in investments in emerging crypto assets and early-stage blockchain startups. They believe blockchain technology will upend traditional business models, resulting in profound changes in the world economy. The Lemniscap team consists of talented people with backgrounds in financial markets, PE/VC, technology and entrepreneurship. They have been involved in the space since 2014 as both investors and advisors and can leverage deep relationships with other participants in the ecosystem.
On deBridge, Roderik said the following:
With the emergence of a mature multi-blockchain environment, a cohesive web for cross-chain communication has become a pressing need. Because of its technically complex nature, the ever-evolving concept of “interoperability” is still regarded as one of the most difficult nuts to crack in the blockchain world. As the crypto industry moves towards mainstream adoption, Alex and the deBridge team are building a solution to address ecosystem fragmentation and bring us closer to a user-friendly and efficient multi-chain future.
deBridge CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Smirnov, said the following:
Lemniscap’s hands-on approach and experience from the ecosystem make them an ideal partner. We’re excited to have them join us in developing this critical DeFi cross-chain solution, as we’ve seen first-hand how active they’ve been supporting projects in this space with much more than just capital.
deBridge is a cross-chain interoperability and liquidity transfer protocol that allows decentralized transfer of assets between various blockchains. The cross-chain intercommunication of deBridge smart contracts is powered by a network of independent oracles/validators elected by deBridge governance. deBridge protocol is an infrastructure platform and hooking service for:
- Cross-chain composability of smart contracts
- Cross-chain swaps
- Bridging of any arbitrary asset and data
- Interoperability and bridging of NFTs