Bridging Institutional Investment Credibility
to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Our founding partners and team consist of serial entrepreneurs who have worked at some of the top private equity and hedge funds combined with extensive blockchain and cryptocurrency experience.
The ASC team consists of over 100 years of experience in strategic planning, trading, investing and innovation on Wall Street at institutional firms such as Nasdaq, Capital Group, IBIS Management, The Riverside Company, and H.I.G. Capital, combined with top blockchain and entrepreneurial leaders, investors and advisors from Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
FOUNDER and Managing Partner
Enzo Villani is a serial entrepreneur with a twenty-year expertise as a chief strategist to Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, and venture capital. Enzo was co-founder of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of two strategic M&A consolidations in the areas of investor relations, proxy solicitation, corporate governance and financial technology. Enzo was key in consolidating over ten service companies across 4 continents representing over 5000 public companies and raising in excess of $500 million. In the blockchain industry, Enzo was Chief Strategy Officer of Transform Group. Transform Group represented the launch of over 37% of the alt-coin market capitalization by 2019. He is the co-founder of Blockchain Wire and was the head of international strategy and innovation at OKEx. Enzo holds an MBA from Cornell University Johnson School.
Co-Founder and Partner
Michael Onghai, CFA is an investor, 2x entrepreneur, author, inventor and speaker. He is a partner at Alpha Sigma Capital, LP, an active investing technology hedge fund. Over his career, Mr. Onghai has founded and invested in leading innovative blockchain companies including Coinbase and TZero. He is an advisor to several internet incubators and is a panelist who advises FundersClub. Mr. Onghai was the third employee at GeoCities which sold to Yahoo for $3.5 billion. He has been an investor and operator in several internet technology companies including LookSmart. He is the founder of AppAddictive since 2011 and President of Snowy August Management LLC, a special situations fund. Mr. Onghai holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also graduated the Executive Management Certificate Program in Value Investing at Columbia Business School.
Partner, Research and Risk Management
Wes Levitt, CFA is a Partner at Alpha Sigma Capital. He currently serves as Head of Strategy at Theta Labs where he works on corporate strategy, community relations, and blockchain analytics. At Theta Labs, he has helped drive the Theta token to liquid markets on multiple top global exchanges and a top 50 rank by market cap. He has been a speaker on blockchain topics at conferences such as the New York Media Festival, Blockchain Connect, BlockFesta Seoul, and NAB Streaming Summit. Prior to joining Theta Labs, Wes spent 8 years in investment roles in real estate, first at Redwood Trust as an originator of commercial real estate loans for CMBS securitization, then more recently at Mosser Capital as an asset manager of Bay Area real estate portfolios valued at $500m. He holds a BS in Economics from University of Oregon and an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Principal, Research Head Analyst
Nick Birnbaum is a Principal and Head Analyst at Alpha Sigma Capital. He is a dedicated and detail-oriented entrepreneur with a diverse background in both finance and film. Prior to joining Alpha Sigma Capital Nick worked for Prudential Financial where he developed key relationships with individuals and business owners to understand their financial goals and risk tolerance. While at Prudential Nick also passed his Series 7 and Series 66 licensing exams. Earlier in his career Nick ran a successful media production business for five years where he oversaw the scheduling and production of commercial and documentary projects for both regional and Fortune 500 companies. His advisory experience in financial services and management consulting helped to shape his unique perspective. A native of Los Angeles, Nick earned his MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Partner, Administration and Investor Relations
We are advised by some of the most sought after advisors in the industry.
Michael Terpin launched public relations for over 37% of the alt-coin market cap. Founder, Transform Group, BitAngels, Marketwire. Early investor in Etherium and other over 100+ ICOs, Satoshi Roundtable Member, Syracuse University
Physical and Cyber Security Expert. US Secret Service San Francisco Head, Head of largest Cybersecurity Task Force for the US Secret Service 18 years, Security Head for Golden Warriors, Oracle, and others. MS, National War College.
Founder, CEO, AC/DX exchange, Co-Founder, CEO, Bitwork, former COO, OKEx, Head of Hong Kong office for Boostcom, IClick Interactive, Alibaba, Huawei, Groupon CEO, Bond University, BS.
A Message From Our Founder
“Alpha Sigma Capital was formed to be the bridge between institutional investors and the global emerging technologies of blockchain. ASC is one of the first regulated crypto investment firms in North America and we are excited to help usher in the wave of institutional adoption of digital assets.”
Enzo Villani, March 2020
Alpha Sigma Capital ecosystem consists of leading firms in trading, tokenization, custody, public relations, and marketing.