Branson has been an active early-stage investor in the blockchain ecosystem since 2013. He has invested in many of the premier teams in the crypto space as Managing Director of his family office, Bollinger Investment Group. During that time, he developed Blockwire, a crypto news aggregator, and worked in product development and strategy for NEBO, his family-owned consumer products business, before it was acquired in 2017. Prior to that, he founded Prsona, the first company to automate the contract staffing process.
Prior to Bollinger Investment Group, Dmitriy was a Research Partner at Zenith Ventures, where he led research and investment due diligence. Prior to this, Dmitriy worked with CoinFund, a blockchain-focused cryptofund, and co-founded a crypto-asset portfolio management platform, where he led business development and operations. Prior to this, Dmitriy was an Assistant Vice President with Deutsche Bank Labs, where he engaged with startups, investors, and academia to discover, evaluate, and adopt innovative technologies into the Bank. Dmitriy received his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley-Haas School of Business.