Bitgive Foundation

Improving philanthropic impact with blockchain technology.

Board of Directors

Karsten Behrend

Karsten is the former Chief Compliance Officer at Xapo, a US-based digital currency company that has established a new standard for enterprise level security and user convenience. He has held leadership roles at several Silicon Valley tech firms and multinational financial institutions. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Northern California chapter of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), is the Co-Chairman of the AML/Compliance Committee for DATA, and also serves on the Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Bitcoin Foundation.

Alyse Killeen

Alyse is a Venture Capital Investor and Managing Partner at StillMark Co. and StillMark Capital, an innovation and technology focused investment and advisory firm, and a Fellow with the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Alyse founded City Fellows Consortium (2015) and Women in Venture (2013). She is an international speaker, has been featured in publications including Forbes and Bloomberg, and authored a book chapter in the award-winning Handbook of Digital Currency. Alyse is a Mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center Accelerator and the Alchemist Accelerator in Silicon Valley, and a member of New York Fashion Tech Lab’s Expert Network. She is also a Venture Partner at Vinetta Project, the largest organization serving women technology founders.

Patrick Murck

Patrick is a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he researches the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts. He is also Special Counsel at Cooley LLP, focusing on the legal and regulatory issues facing fintech and emerging payment systems. Previously, Patrick was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served at times as General Counsel and Executive Director. Patrick has engaged regulators and policymakers in the US and Europe on bitcoin and the emerging digital economy. He was named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel for 2014 by the National Law Journal.

Dawn Newton

Dawn is the Co-Founder and COO of Netki, Inc. a LA-based infrastructure solutions company, focused on bringing blockchain-based applications toward useful mass-market adoption. Netki works with companies across the industry to build standards and services that will allow their applications to be secure, scalable, and connected while ensuring compliance with existing regulations. Dawn has worked in the technology startup space for over 25 years, focusing on bringing nascent technologies to the mainstream at successful early Internet companies such as Microcom, InterAccess, & NetZero. Ms. Newton is currently an advisor to the National Observer and on the Board of the Threshold Foundation.

Matthew Roszak

Matthew is Co-Founder of Bloq, Inc., enterprise blockchain solutions company, and Founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on blockchain-based technologies and currencies. Mr. Roszak is a blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. He has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries. Mr. Roszak serves as chairman of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, is the founder of the Chicago Bitcoin Center, and was a producer of the blockchain industry’s first ever documentary, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.

Rumi Morales

Assistant Treasurer
Rumi Morales is a pioneer in identifying, investing and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define our economy’s next generation. Currently a Partner at Outlier Ventures, she previously led the venture arm of the CME Group. Prior to CME, Rumi was a long-time executive at Goldman Sachs as well as a start-up entrepreneur. In addition to her board role at BitGive, Rumi is a member of the Board of the Negaunee Music Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and an Advisory Board member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.