The Bicameral Team
Our team of professionals come from backgrounds in capital markets, consulting and technology. We've seen first hand the impact blockchain networks can have and are well equipped to source and breed success.
Who We Are
Kesem is a technology strategy expert specializing in blockchain-powered enterprise architecture. Following a leadership position in Deloitte’s Blockchain practice, Kesem co-founded Nuco, one of the earliest enterprise blockchain platforms and a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. In his capacity as COO, Kesem led multiple projects, positioning blockchain at the core of future business platforms for fortune-1000 companies. In 2017, Kesem directed the launch of Aion, a decentralized interoperability network, establishing its position as a globally leading blockchain protocol.
Kesem is an experienced team leader, having served as a naval officer with the IDF for 5 years, his passion for startups and innovation led him to join UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab as a program fellow. Kesem achieved Cum Laude honors for both his undergraduate degrees of Law (LLB) and business administration (BA) and was awarded multiple scholarships towards his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Toronto.
Alex McDougall, CFA
Alex is a financial expert specializing in investing and advising throughout the full lifecycle of companies from early-stage to truly global institutions. Starting his career as an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal, Alex led multiple projects and teams across Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex helped lead the charge on several of Capital Market’s early blockchain initiatives and was recognized as a leader within the Investment Bank. Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures. Since founding Bicameral Alex has spoken at CoinAgenda Europe, CoinAgenda Global, Blockchain Solutions World, FiNext Con, and Fireside 2018.
Alex earned his CFA designation in 2013 and was awarded multiple scholarships towards earning his MBA from the Rotman School of Management where he was a Bregman Scholar and a mediocre, but enthusiastic, member of the Rotman Hockey Team.
Montaek brings a background in fintech and data analytics to the Bicameral team. Prior to Bicameral, Montaek was apart of the innovation department at RBC where he identified and delivered on businesses cases leveraging emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and wearables.
Montaek is a dual degree graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business where he completed Honors Business Administration (HBA) and Masters of Science (MSc) in Business Analytics. He is also a Level 3 candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.