Lightchain Capital

About Us

We seek investment opportunities with early-stage companies looking for multiple rounds of financing and collaborators.

Lightchain Capital, LLC – a venture capital fund – was started by Rodger Riney, founder of brokerage firm Scottrade. Riney, who has multiple myeloma and is focused on accelerating viable investment in scientific cancer research, established Lightchain in 2018.

Lightchain Capital invests primarily in early-stage life sciences and software companies. The life science portfolio focuses on companies advancing treatments for multiple myeloma and related cancers.

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Rodger O. Riney

FOUNDER

Rodger O. Riney is the former CEO and founder of the discount brokerage firm Scottrade, which he sold to TD Ameritrade in 2017, two years after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Following the sale of Scottrade, Lightchain Capital, LLC was established as Riney’s family office, to invest in early-stage life sciences and software companies.

Riney serves on the Board of Directors for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

He also actively supports non-profit organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the Humane Society of the United States and the Salvation Army.

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Drew Dennison

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Drew Dennison is Managing Director at Lightchain Capital, LLC. Following the sale of Scottrade, Lightchain Capital, LLC was established as Riney’s family office, to invest in early-stage life sciences and software companies.

Dennison is the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Scottrade Financial Services, Inc. In his tenure of more than a decade, he led the company’s operations, technology, finance and strategic planning functions.

He also managed the sale of Scottrade to TD Ameritrade and was co-lead for the integration project that successfully merged the two companies.

Currently, Dennison serves as Board member of CareVet Holdings; a Director on the Board at Geneoscopy, Inc.; MANA Therapeutics; Wugen and Arch Oncology, Inc.

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Katie Morgan

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

Katie Morgan is director of accounting at Lightchain, overseeing the creation and analysis of the fund’s financial reporting package.

Before joining Lightchain, Morgan had experience as an accountant and staff auditor with several companies in the St. Louis, MO, area.

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Debbie Weaver

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER

Debbie Weaver is executive assistant/office manager at Lightchain Capital LLC, supporting office personnel administratively and overseeing general office needs and technology.

Prior to joining Lightchain, Weaver was Riney’s executive assistant at Scottrade Financial Services, Inc.