Cryptocurrency adoption and growth is outpacing the internet and this sector is now maturing into an institutional asset class.

DeFi is positioned to redefine finance and banking.

CkSum Capital offers investors diversified exposure to cryptocurrencies and the companies and projects that are delivering the solutions, infrastructure and ecosystem required by the DeFi revolution.

Pooling investors in a fund structure allows us to invest at scale, and to access early-stage companies and high-yield staking opportunities not available to individual investors.

And to do this across a diversified portfolio of products, platforms and time periods.

What We Offer:

  • A diversified portfolio based on careful research by our team of investment and blockchain experts.
  • Access to innovative, early-stage companies positioned to shape the future of the space, which are often difficult to identify and source.
  • Access to staking and interest-yielding opportunities not available to individual investors due to lack of pooled capital or technical ability.
Our team is deeply embedded in the cryptocurrency and DeFi technology ecosystem and can identify and access early-stage companies, protocols and cryptocurrencies positioned to deliver outsized returns.
CEO
James Dougal
CIO
Paul Wehner
CSO
Josh Stinson
Investor Relations
David Mickelson
CEO
James Dougal

For over 30 years, James has been an accomplished and visionary serial entrepreneur, as well as a seasoned executive who has specialized in tax, insurance, real estate and finance. Having built and launched multiple business ventures, he has a proven ability to analyze trends and capitalize on opportunities to improve ROI and maximize sales and returns. James also takes pride in giving back to the community, as he has created and continues to support several charitable organizations to assist children in need, as well as to promote youth activities. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Southern California, where he excelled through the distinguished Entrepreneur Program. James earned a Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law as a pioneer of the Taxation Law Program.

CIO
Paul Wehner

Paul is a serial entrepreneur specializing in financial technology. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of SFB Technologies, a venture-backed company selected to lead the development of the world’s first decentralized legal tender, the SOV, for the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He also won the $100K First Place Prize at 2018 EOS Global Hackathon in Hong Kong for a decentralized identification solution. Previously, Paul led Product Management for the e-commerce vertical of Endeca Technologies which was purchased by Oracle for $1.1 billion, and led development efforts at MyLife, growing it from 0 to 250,000 monthly active users and an eventual acquisition by Meredith. Paul holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from MIT.

CSO
Josh Stinson

A leading cryptocurrency security & cold storage expert with over 10 years of experience implementing security solutions.. His expertise includes implementing a holistic suite of best in class security practices including cold storage custodianship, multi-signature authorization, redundancy controls, efficient private key storage, encrypted networks/ communications and mobile communications hardening. He has worked with cryptocurrency exchanges, crypto index funds, OTC trading firms, high net-worth individuals, and family offices to secure their digital assets. Josh holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, along with a certification in Cryptography.

Investor Relations
David Mickelson

David has enjoyed a successful 30-year career assisting individuals, families and organizations to invest, protect assets and accumulate wealth. As well as advising CkSum Capital, David is also President of OSPR, a financial services consulting firm based in Puerto Rico. David is an Accredited Estate Planner and the former owner of Mickelson Capital Consulting, a wealth manager and estate planning business, which he sold in 2019. Prior to entering financial services in 1988, David’s career included founding a design studio business, real estate and mortgage brokerage, ownership of a retail hardware store as well as the overseeing and subsequent sale of a family manufacturing and distribution business. He holds a Bachelor degree from California State University Northridge.