We invest in and support the growth of companies paving the way for the new Crypto economy which will be based upon technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, decentralization, and zero knowledge proof.
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We believe that the current expansion and increasing velocity of businesses happening now is the precursor to the fastest creation and redistribution of wealth ever experienced by mankind.
We are going to leverage our experience in the technology and emerging markets with the latest data-driven analytics to invest in and advise the companies and cryptocurrency issuers that will form the core of the opportunities presented by this once in a life time paradigm shift.
James Haft has 30 years experience in emerging markets and early-stage finance in tech. Since 2015, James has focussed on the political, social and economic impact of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, including advising 7 ICOs and co-founding ClimateCoin. He has been advisor to over 50 Internet and Venture-backed entities, mentored at 500 Startups and TechStars, co-founded NXTPLabs.com, the leading accelerator in Latin America for Internet-related companies, founded Pacific Alliance Limited, LLC, an NY-based merchant bank focussed on Internet-related businesses, and founded an early-stage VC fund.
Previously, James was the M.D. of Latin American Equity Capital Markets at INGBarings, founder and M.D. of Emerging Markets Investment Banking at Furman Selz, and M.D. of Asian Investment Banking in Hong Kong for Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for the first listing of a Chinese company on the NYSE. WeForest.org.
Mr. Haft received an A.B. from Vassar College and a J.D./MBA from Emory University. James is co-Founder and board member emeritus to UrbanArts.org and Chairman of USA of WeForest.org.
Lou Kerner is a Founding Partner of CryptoOracle, a VC and Advisory firm focused exclusively on companies leveraging blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and decentralization. Lou has been a Crypto enthusiast, investor, and thought leader since 2013, and is recognized as one of the most influential Crypto bloggers. Lou regularly hosts conference calls with Crypto industry innovators attended by hundreds of crypto enthusiasts from around the world.
Lou was previously a Partner at the decentralized VC, Flight, where he managed The Israel Founders Syndicate, which invested in tech companies founded by Israelis. Prior to Flight VC, Lou was the Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund, which invested in shares of rapidly growing tech companies. Before SIF, Lou was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010.
Before angel investing, Lou ran Bolt (the largest social network before MySpace), and .tv, which commercialized the top level domain (.tv) licensed from the nation of Tuvalu.
Lou had a distinguished career as an equity analyst following media & tech companies for Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch.
Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Our Advisory Board
Dr. Alex Cahana
Dr. Cahana has over 25 years in clinical medicine and has served as a theme developer for ARK Investment and Management since 2014
Dr. Cahana consults national and international companies, start-ups and healthcare payors on digital therapies, digiceutical integration and healthcare redesign.
James is a Senior Research Analyst covering the media sector at Wedbush Securities, which maintains broad equity research coverage of the TMT sector.
Dele Atanda is founder and CEO of Digitteria Ltd a pioneering personal data start-up whose aim is to become the world’s most trusted personal data solution provider.
He’s a fintech and crypto-economy theorist, a cyber visionary and an advocate for a more compassionate, empathetic and harmonious world.
Betsy is a 3 time CEO and serial entrepreneur co-founding enterprise software companies in the energy, healthcare and networking industries.
She scaled companies through hyper growth, and led companies to successful IPO and acquisitions such as Clear Standards bought by SAP and Ascend Communications, $5B in revenue acquired by Lucent for $23B.
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