Mohamed Elkasstawi is the Founding Partner of zk Capital, a Research-Focused Blockchain Venture Capital firm that is based in the US and Switzerland. It comprises of a team of technical and industry experts. zk Capital focuses on investing in decentralized protocols and next-generation applications and their portfolio companies include Filecoin, Blockstack, Origin Protocol, Nervos, Thundercore, bloXroute, Republic, Liquidity Network, RightMesh, and others. Before founding zk Capital, Kasstawi is a serial entrepreneur with 5 years of experience in private equity. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northern Illinois University.