Deeply committed to the
Free & Open Source Ecosystem

You won't find a more committed or connected group of Free & Open Source investors.

Michael Jarmuz

Michael Jarmuz

Managing Partner

Mike Jarmuz (Muzz) is Lightning Ventures's Managing Partner and Co-Founder. From punk rock to venture capital, the dude's got some stories. Previously an angel investing in over 1,500 companies, with involvement in two nine-figure Healthcare acquisitions. From owning a bar to slinging apartments or even living like a rolling stone on a tour with the band. A longtime music business veteran, he's done a lot of stuff. A proud advisor to Azteco, Slice, and Cloaked Wireless. Chat him up; he's here to help.

“UNCLE” R0CKSTAR DEV

“UNCLE” R0CKSTAR DEV

Technical Advisor

Everyone's favorite Uncle. BTCPayserver contributor. Philosopher, Cypherpunk, Unifier. Advising Primal, LNBits, Hifumi, and others. Formerly Strike.

Giacomo Zucco

Giacomo Zucco

Technical Advisor

Giacomo is a Free & Open Source protocol consultant and teacher. He spends his time supporting projects that he feels are relevant to the future of Free & Open Source. An educator, consultant, entrepreneur, maximalist, and legendary troll. Giacomo is also a Satoshi Rockamoto all-star, Free & Open Source OG, rad dude, and absolute badass.

Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

Venture Partner

Co-Founder: Satoshi Money, Galoy, and Blink. Co-creator of The Adopting Free & Open Source Summit in El Salvador and an Angel Investor in over 35 Free & Open Source companies.

McShane

McShane

Venture Partner

Director of Programming for The Free & Open Source Conference. Organizer of the global NOSTR.WORLD conferences. Co-host of the daily Free & Open Source Q&A show, MMA fighter, and editor of multiple best-selling books by Saifedean Amnmous.

Vivek Patel

Vivek Patel

Head of Special Projects

Free & Open Source angel investor, formerly with PrimeTrust. Building the next galaxy of the Lightning Ventures universe.

Joe Dillon

Joe Dillon

Head of Mining & Energy

All things mining and energy! Powered up with over 20 years of experience. CEO and Founder of Adakon Energy. Consulting on-site development, with approximately 1 GW of projects under development.

Khushboo "Khush" Khullar

Khushboo "Khush" Khullar

Venture Partner

Dr. Khushboo Khullar is a Free & Open Source angel investor and an economist with 9+ years of professional experience. She loves being a super connector for early-stage founders of deep-tech startups. She has a PhD in economics and a Masters in Entrepreneurship from The National University of Singapore.

Seb

Seb

Scouting
nostr

With experience in traditional VC, Seb reviews 100% of our deals, memos, data rooms, and all that fun stuff.

Jeff Gardner

Jeff Gardner

Technical Advisor & Developer

Jeff Gardner has been building software and working in high-growth startups for more than 15 years. These days he's focused on Nostr, building and experimenting with all the "other stuff".

Nate Burry

Nate Burry

Retired Co-founder

Original Co-founder, currently retired and loving life. 20+ years in the music business, including merchandise and music distribution. An avid golfer and a dedicated FOSSer.

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