GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp. I at the moment introduced its management group and board. The SPAC is led by a seasoned group which mixes many years of related expertise.
CEO Lou Kerner mentioned, “We consider that the expertise and capabilities of our administration group and our affiliation with Blockchain Coinvestors give us a deep understanding and distinctive perspective on the blockchain trade within the monetary providers and know-how sectors, will make us a gorgeous accomplice to potential goal companies, help us to supply proprietary alternatives, improve our means to finish a profitable preliminary enterprise mixture and improve the worth of the enterprise post-business mixture.”
The manager group contains Managing Administrators Alison Davis, Lou Kerner (CEO) and Matthew C. Le Merle (Chairman) and Mitch Mechigian who’s serving as interim CFO:
- Alison Davis has served as a Supervisor of the Common Accomplice of Blockchain Coinvestors since its founding. Ms. Davis has served as a director of Collibra since October 2019, Fiserv since November 2014, Janus Henderson Group since February 2021 and SVB Monetary Group (mother or father of Silicon Valley Financial institution) since Could 2020. She is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Blockchain Capital LLC, and an advisor to Bitwise Asset Administration Inc. Beforehand, Ms. Davis served as a director of Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, Diamond Meals, First Knowledge Company, Ooma Inc., Royal Financial institution of Scotland (now NatWest Group), Unisys Company, and Xoom Company and was the Chair of LECG Company. She has additionally been a director of a number of non-public firms. Ms. Davis was beforehand the Managing Accomplice of Belvedere Capital Companions LLC, a regulated financial institution holding firm and personal fairness agency targeted on investing in U.S. banks and monetary providers companies the place she labored carefully with the Federal Reserve, the OCC, the FDIC and numerous state banking regulators. Earlier in her profession, Ms. Davis served because the Chief Monetary Officer of Barclays International Buyers Corp. (now BlackRock Inc.).
- Lou Kerner is a Managing Director, and serves as Chief Government Officer and a member of the board of administrators. He started focusing full-time on investing in crypto in 2017 as a Founding Accomplice at CryptoOracle. Mr. Kerner has been an advisor to Blockchain Coinvestors since 2019, and has served as Supervisor of the Blockchain Coinvestor syndicate on AngelList since 2020. Mr. Kerner launched The Social Web (VC) Fund in 2012, the place he invested within the non-public rounds of future public firms together with Palantir, LiveRamp and FireEye. Mr. Kerner additionally has important public firm expertise as an fairness analyst, starting his profession at Merrill Lynch (1994-1996), earlier than spending 4 years (1996-2000) at Goldman Sachs following cable and satellite tv for pc firms.
- Matthew Le Merle is a Managing Director and serves as Chair of the board of administrators. He and Ms. Davis based and have managed Blockchain Coinvestors since inception and have participated in, suggested and sourced alternatives in web, fintech and blockchain for over 20 years. Mr. Le Merle has additionally served as Managing Accomplice of Fifth Period, LLC since 2014 and Keiretsu Capital Blockchain Fund Supervisor, LLC since January 2018, two of essentially the most lively early-stage enterprise managers backing over 300 firms. Mr. Le Merle is Chair of Idea Artwork Home, Securitize (Europe), Common Protocol Alliance and Vice Chair of SFOX.
- Mitch Mechigian is Chief of Workers of Blockchain Coinvestors and is serving as interim CFO of Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp. I.
“Our distinctive and superior means to supply and appeal to enterprise mixture targets comes from our place as a SPAC singularly targeted on blockchain in addition to the expertise and experience of our management group and board,” mentioned Matthew Le Merle, Chairman.
Mr. Kerner and Mr. Le Merle will be part of the board along with unbiased board administrators Gary Cookhorn, Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann and Colin Wiel:
- Gary Cookhorn is an skilled finance and funding trade skilled. His profession has spanned finance, technique, and operations in each the non-public and public sector. Mr. Cookhorn is at the moment a member of Health2047 Capital Companions, a enterprise capital agency targeted on investing in U.S.-based, healthcare startups, together with these with promising synthetic intelligence, knowledge connectivity and different technology-related options. Earlier than becoming a member of Health2047 Inc., Mr. Cookhorn was a managing director at Fortress Funding Group. At Fortress, Mr. Cookhorn was concerned in client-relationship administration and a number of other particular tasks, together with serving to to determine Pantera Capital, a blockchain-related funding agency. Earlier in his profession, Mr. Cookhorn labored as Finance chief on the New York headquarters of UNFPA, a division of the United Nations Improvement Programme and later headed the World Financial institution’s Mortgage Providers Group in Washington, D.C
- Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann is a seasoned CEO with broad management expertise in gross sales, advertising and marketing, danger administration, and worldwide enterprise operations. She is the founding member of the RMK Group, LLC, an advisory and consulting service targeted on fintech, digital forex and fee programs, which was fashioned in June 2020. Beforehand, she served in numerous senior management roles at Citibank from 2008 till June 2020 and at Wells Fargo from 1996 till 2008. Ms. Macieira-Kaufmann has served as non-executive director of Revolut USA, a worldwide monetary know-how firm, since October 2020, and beforehand served as a chair of the board of Banamex USA/Servicing Inc. from April 2016 to March 2020 and as a director since 2013.
- Colin Wiel is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. He’s at the moment Co-Founder and Chairman at Mynd Administration, a know-how targeted actual property administration firm serving the small residential rental sector. He served as Chief Expertise Officer from Could 2016 till November 2020. Previous to founding Mynd Administration, Mr. Wiel was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Waypoint Houses, Inc., a pioneer in scaling single household leases that went public on NYSE as Starwood Waypoint Residential Belief (NYSE: SWAY). Mr. Wiel oversaw acquisitions, know-how and fundraising for the corporate. He at the moment serves as a director for Wildlife Works Carbon and can be the Chairman of Rainforest Capital Administration. Mr. Wiel was the founder and Chief Government Officer of ecoReserve, and beforehand served on their board of administrators. Mr. Wiel was named considered one of Goldman Sachs’ High 100 Most Revolutionary Entrepreneurs and was awarded the Ernst & Younger Entrepreneur of the Yr.
“The founders and administration group of our sponsor have led, managed or supported investments in additional than 300 blockchain firms and alternatives and are uniquely positioned to leverage their community of blockchain founders, technologists and buyers to safe entry to engaging alternatives,” mentioned Alison Davis, Managing Director.
This press launch shall not represent a proposal to promote or a solicitation of a proposal to purchase, nor shall there be any sale of those securities in any state or jurisdiction by which such provide, solicitation or sale can be illegal previous to registration or qualification below the securities legal guidelines of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp. I
Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp. I is a particular function acquisition firm fashioned for the aim of effecting a merger, share alternate, asset acquisition, share buy, reorganization or related enterprise mixture with a number of companies or entities. Whereas the Firm might pursue an acquisition alternative in any enterprise, trade, sector or geographical location, it intends to focus its search on the businesses within the monetary providers, know-how and different sectors of the economic system which can be being enabled by rising functions of blockchain. Go to us at www.blockchaincac1.com
About Blockchain Coinvestors
Launched in 2014, our aim is to supply broad protection of the rising unicorns and quickest progress blockchain firms and crypto tasks. The technique is now in its eighth yr and has to this point invested in additional than 25 pure play blockchain enterprise funds within the Americas, Asia and Europe; and in a mixed portfolio of 300+ blockchain and crypto tasks together with 30+ blockchain unicorns. Our funds rank within the high decile amongst all funds of their respective classes on each Pitchbook and Preqin. Headquartered in San Francisco with a presence in Grand Cayman, London, New York, Zug and Zurich, the choice funding administration agency, was co-founded by Alison Davis and Matthew Le Merle. Go to us at www.blockchaincoinvestors.com
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