The Ascento Capital team has extensive corporate law, corporate finance and technology company operating experience at firms such as White & Case, Erste Bank, Barclays Bank, Samsung, Philips, Nvidia, LG, Ascom and Ericsson.

Ben Boissevain, Founder and Managing Partner

New York City (646) 286-4589

Ben Boissevain has 20 years of experience and senior level global connections in the technology sector. He graduated from NYU Law School and started his career at White & Case. He garnered investment banking experience at Erste Bank in Vienna, Austria and Barclays Bank in New York.

Ben speaks regularly on panels on the technology sector and corporate finance, is an author for TechCrunch and has appeared on TV at Fox Business News and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Counsel of The Huguenot Society of America.

Junoh Jo, Associate

Junoh joined Ascento Capital in 2023. Junoh is pursuing a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance at Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business. He previously worked as an Investment Management Analyst at NuVerse Advisors. He is also part of Baruch’s Investment Management Group (IMG), a student run fund where he is the industrials director, helping put together pitch decks and create valuations.

Jay Kelly, Associate

New York, NY (646) 233-3344

Jay joined Ascento Capital in 2023. He is currently a second year MBA student at NYU’s Stern School of Business where he is pursuing concentrations in Finance and Strategy. Jay spent four years in marketing consulting before enrolling in his master’s program. He is a graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in international relations and affairs.

Rikard Lundqvist

Rikard Lundqvist, Industry Expert

Washington D.C. (703) 981-1103

Rikard has deep tech sector experience in Sweden and the US including 18 years at Ericsson in roles from Head of Strategy & Business Development to executive leadership of the testing division. President & CEO of Ascom Network Testing.

Passionate about technology and its positive impact on the world. Mentors high school robotics team.

Edwin Kwon

Edwin Kwon, Industry Expert

Silicon Valley (408) 605-5842

Edwin Kwon has extensive Industry experience in world class companies including Samsung, Philips, Nvidia, and LG for advisory roles including emerging technology scouting & due diligence, partnership, investment and M&A. When he worked at LG, he was the one of major driving force for Apple Camera module business which has reached more than few billion dollar business as of 2018.

Edwin’s vast experience covers Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Software, and Telecom Services. He holds 7 US patents which is related to Digital Video processing and MSEE at Hanyang University in Korea and Dynamic Innovation Exec Course Certificate from MIT Sloan School.