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Blockchain.

Private equity.

Venture capital.

Blockchain.

Founder.

hockey.

Chess/BJJ.

Founder.

Trevor speaking at a conference
Trevor in the hospital after the accident on life support
Trevor's destroyed car from the accident

Meet Trevor

Trevor is a technology founder and former pro hockey player ('05 NHL draft pick New York Rangers). His hockey career ended abruptly in his early 20's after a serious car accident on Toronto's 401 highway in 2011. He was directly hit by a fully-loaded 18-wheel transport truck causing the entire highway to be shut down for several hours. After attempts to airlift him to the local hospital, the medical staff realized he was paralyzed on the left side of his body. The neurologist warned his parents he will never be the same again. He was diagnosed with a 'catastrophic' brain injury and officially labeled with a permanent disability.

This moment was Trevor's darkest hour — where the youthful stresses of sports and school were replaced by the excruciating process of re learning how to walk, think and be self sufficient again. But this was only the beginning, not the end of Trevors story. One day at a time, Trevor began to change his mindset - to view his long odds at a full recovery as just another life obstacle like making the NHL. The intense, multi year was led by a team of occupational, speech language therapist along with his amazing team of doctors and nurses. And just a few years later - after thousands of hours of intense physical and cognitive rehabilitation as an inpatient - Trevor graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business; one of Canada's top business schools.

As Trevor started to get his groove back, he moved to China to start the next chapter of his life as a tech entrepreneur. Since then Trevor his established himself as one of Canada's top founders in the blockchain space founding several notable 9 and 10 figure business in both the private and public markets like Polymath, Tokens.com, First Carbon and Matador. Trevor also enjoys investing in his spare time as an angel investor as well as mentoring other founders and brain injury survivors. Outside of work Trevor enjoys competitive hobbies like Chess and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Companies Trevor has Founded

Trevor is excited about the convergence or private and public market crypto companies and tokens

The New York Rangers logo

A former professional hockey player

Hockey was Trevor's first love and job, with his career highlight being drafted by the New York Rangers in 2005.

While his path has changed, Trevor attributes much of his personal growth to his hockey career. Learning how to be part of a team, how to thrive in a ruthlessly competitive market, and learning how to fail forward have all paid enormous dividends in his professional and personal life after hockey.

Trevor Koverko in New York Rangers jersey

Trevor's Portfolio

Trevor considers himself more of a founder more than an investor but likes to invest in and mentor Web3 founders and has built a 9 figure portfolio over the years.

INVESTMENT
Category
Description
3iQ Management Co.
Private Company
We help investors navigate and understand the evolving digital asset space with investment solutions that provide exposure to cryptocurrencies.
Website Link
Above Foods
Private Company
Above Foods works towards the higher goal of nourishing all people and the home we share together, this Earth. Leading the way from seed to fork, we celebrate real food made from real ingredients with unparalleled nutrition, flavor and transparency.
Website Link
Abstract Ventures
Fund
Abstract Ventures is an SF-based seed investor. We are way pavers for founders, making vital connections for fundraising, talent, customers and advice.
Website Link
Amara Finance
Crypto
Amara Finance is a cross-chain financial aggregator for NextDeFi aiming to be the DeFi collaboration center to bridge Polkadot and the off-DOT world.
Website Link
Arca
Fund
Arca is an institutional grade financial services firm building products utilizing and investing in digital assets.
Website Link
Ardana Labs
Crypto
The first all-in-one stablecoin ecosystem built on Cardano.
Website Link
BTQ
Private Company
BTQ builds post-quantum infrastructure to enable the next generation of energy-efficient blockchain networks
Website Link
BastionZero
Crypto
With BastionZero: Infrastructure teams can easily configure, manage and secure fine-grained access controls to infrastructure targets in any cloud or on-prem environments.
Website Link
Casper Network
Crypto
The first proof-of-stake blockchain built off the Casper CBC specification.
Website Link
Coinbase
Public Company
Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing cryptocurrency.
Website Link
Concordium
Crypto
A blockchain that’s compliance ready with today’s and tomorrow’s economies. That enables private and public transactions. That offers high throughput, fast transactions, and predictable fees. That allows businesses, developers, and traders to harness blockchain’s true power and potential.
Website Link
DESO
Crypto
DeSo is a new layer-1 blockchain built from the ground up to scale decentralized social applications to one billion users
Website Link
Decentral Park Capital
Fund
A thematic, research-driven digital asset investment firm built for founders.
Website Link
EVTG
Public Company
We believe that in the global rush to electrification, no one is championing the joy of motoring in an EV world. Our vision is to champion the joy of motoring.
Website Link
First Carbon Corp.
Private Company
First Carbon Corp. is making it simple and secure to track and trade carbon credits through our proprietary platform accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Website Link
Future Fertility
Private Company
Future Fertility is working to harness the power of AI to improve fertility care and IVF outcomes, lower its costs, and alleviate emotional stress of the patient journey.
Website Link
Gold Flora
Private Company
Gold Flora is a California licensed and fully-compliant premium cannabis brand, led by industry experts with 25+ years of experience in the cannabis and land development industries
Website Link
Greenbutts
Private Company
Greenbutts™ is an impact-driven company making the elimination of single-use micro-plastics possible with proprietary biomaterial technology. We have developed a patented, 100% biodegradable and water dispersing cigarette filter for use in the global tobacco industry and beyond.
Website Link
Hbars (Hashgraph)
Crypto
HBAR is the native, energy-efficient cryptocurrency of the Hedera public network. Hbars are used to power decentralized applications and protect the network from malicious actors.
Website Link
Hubble Protocol
Crypto
Hubble is an innovative decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol built on the Solana blockchain. In Phase 1 of development, Hubble enables you to borrow USDH against multiple assets.
Website Link
Immutable
Public Company
Experience zero gas fees, instant trades, and carbon neutral NFTs for marketplaces, games, and applications without compromise. Build your NFT business in hours with our APIs.
Website Link
InvestX
Private Company
InvestX was founded on a commitment to provide access to the growing private markets. We believe this asset class should be available to a larger group of investors and no longer exclusive to institutions. We recognize that to be successful investing in this market, it requires research, relationships, partnering with issuers, due diligence, and old fashion hard work.
Website Link
Jushi Inc.
Public Company
Jushi Holdings Inc. is a national, multi-state cannabis company developing and operating high-end retail locations, premium brands and state-of-the-art cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities.
Website Link
Kylin Network
Crypto
Kylin Network is the native Polkadot Data Blockchain to accelerate the world’s transition to DeData within a Web3.0 context by Building a Cross-chain Platform Powering the Data Economy. It is the Data Infrastructure for DeFi and Web 3.0 Powered by Polkadot.
Website Link
Liquid Marketplace
Private Company
We want to make high-valued collectibles accessible to anyone interested in building their collection. To create a level playing field where those who truly appreciate these unique items can own something legendary.
Website Link
Looking Glass Labs
Public Company
Looking Glass Labs is a leading Web3 platform specializing in NFT architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization, and virtual asset royalty streams.
Website Link
Matador (TDK)
Private Company
Matador is a platform for gold, strengthened by NFT-backed provenance, ESG standards, and the ability to easily buy, sell and earn income from physical gold in the Matador Network
Website Link
Metaverse Group
Private Company
The Metaverse Group, a Tokens.com affiliated company, is a leading vertically integrated real estate company focused on the metaverse economy.
Website Link
NFT Tech
Public Company
NFTs and the Metaverse are the future, but investing in the space isn't easy. We make it simple.
Website Link
NFT3
Crypto
The first unified identity platform and network to engineer a staked incentivization model to apply to the identity problem, creating the concept of NFT3.
Website Link
Opium Protocol
Crypto
Opium is a universal and robust protocol that allows for creating, settling, and trading any decentralised derivative.
Website Link
Pangea
Fund
Pangea Fund Management is a thesis driven hedge fund making high conviction, concentrated investments in the secular winners of the cryptoeconomy
Website Link
Polychain Capital
Fund
Polychain is an investment firm committed to exceptional returns for investors through actively managed portfolios of these blockchain assets.
Website Link
Sator
Crypto
The Sator platform aligns content ecosystem participants in an open economy that increases value creation and distribution.
Website Link
Sentinel
Crypto
The blockchain bandwidth infrastructure for Web 3.0. The Sentinel ecosystem is a global network of autonomous dVPN applications that enable private and censorship resistant internet access
Website Link
ShapeShift
Crypto
A free open source platform to trade, track, buy, and earn. Community-owned. Private. Non-custodial. Multi-chain.
Website Link
Shyft Network
Crypto
The Shyft Network is a public protocol designed to validate identity and power compliance directly into blockchain data.
Website Link
Squirrel Technologies Inc.
Private Company
Maximising your investment in data is our priority.
Website Link
Tokens.com
Public Company
Tokens.com is a publicly traded company that invests in web3 assets linked to the Metaverse, DeFi, NFTs, and Gaming.
Website Link
Valdor Technology Inc.
Private Company
Valdor Technology International Inc. has an operating subsidiary company, Valdor FiberOptics Inc., headquartered near San Francisco, California, which assembles optical fiber components and specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of passive fiber optic equipment.
Website Link
Valkyrie
Fund
Gain secure exposure to the cross chain DeFi ecosystem & yield through a discretionary quantitative hedge fund vehicle.
Website Link
Verse
Crypto
We're launching Verse, the rewards and utility token for the Bitcoin.com ecosystem and the world's gateway to DeFi
Website Link
WonderFi
Public Company
WonderFi provides unified access to digital assets including crypto, DeFi, gaming and NFTs, in a compliant and regulated environment
Website Link
Yield App
Crypto
Discover the easiest way to earn on your digital assets
Website Link
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Charity & Community

Trevor giving framework centres around causes close to him like faith, politics, and brain injury survivors.

Photos from Brynn Children Home

After Trevor's donation to Brynn Children Home, they sent some great photos of the children wearing a Polymath t-shirt with Trevor's image on the back.

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Latest from the blog

Learn more about cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and Trevor's musings on these exciting and ever-evolving technologies.

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Crypto 101

What is Cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a mode of monetary exchange, similar to the Canadian or U.S. dollar, but exists in digital form and uses encryption techniques to control the creation of monetary units and to verify the transfer of funds.

The world’s first decentralized currency (or cryptocurrency) surfaced in 2009 and a host of programmers soon joined in the collaborative effort to create bitcoin. With a value that initially began at $0 dollars, the value of all bitcoins in the world is currently worth over $500B USD according to CoinMarketCap

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