Founded in 2021 by Jason Mackey and Yuri Cataldo, Athenian Capital is a pre-seed venture capital firm in Boston, Massachusetts backing intrepid entrepreneurs building the infrastructure and services critical to the development and adoption of web3, worldwide.

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Our Mission

To fund innovation facilitating the transition of internet architecture from Web 2.0 data monarchies to web3 data democracies while simultaneously building a more open, inclusive, and verdant world. The core virtues critical to our mission are:


Founders must be objective enough to see how much the odds are stacked against them; how great a role chance will play in the effectiveness of their strategies; and the extent to which powers beyond their control will influence their company's fate.


As founders we do not, and cannot, know everything. The founders we partner with must accept this reality and seek to surround themselves with experts capable of providing exceptional guidance when necessary, and meaningful candor when required.


Not everything will work out. As leaders, founders must remain constantly vigilant of changing dynamics and always be prepared to accept new realities and change tack when things aren’t working out.