Mr. Agarwal will advise CriptoHub on its capital raise efforts in both equity and cryptocurrency through its Initial Coin Offering (ICO), on its media and public relations strategy, including television and print media, on strategic partnerships and investment, and on its post-ICO capital markets strategy, including liquidity and exchange partnerships. He will also provide CriptoHub with a US East-coast presence in New York and Miami to both institutional investors and potential strategic partners.
Mr. Agarwal is currently a cryptocurrency investment research analyst contributing to research at Standpoint Research. He has performed in-depth research on coins including Binance (BNB), Bread (BRD), Zcash (ZEC), Decred (DCR), Cybermiles (CMT), VeChain (VEN), Ontology (ONT) and Polymath (POLY).
In addition to Mr. Agarwal’s experience in the cryptocurrency finance arena, he has a successful track record of aiding early and mid-stage technology companies to achieve success and eventual exit at a higher valuation. He brings over 10 years of experience in management and leadership, strategy, operations, incentivisation strategy, internet marketing, financial valuation, capital markets deal structure and legal issues, including stock market and SEC compliance.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Agarwal served as an equity research analyst for Los Angeles-based $1 billion long/short equity hedge fund Dalton Investments, where he originated and researched stock ideas from the small-cap technology, financial services and life sciences sectors. He also founded and managed a technology-focused venture capital firm with numerous successful investment exits including a sale of a portfolio company to Amazon.com (AMZN). Prior to this he founded an internet-based investment bank, which was nominated as the Internet company and Internet startup of the year, and was awarded the 40 under 40 award. Mr. Agarwal holds an MBA in Finance-Investment Management from the University of Southern California (USC) and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Mr. Agarwal stated “The opportunity for CriptoHub is huge. Brazil and South America present the perfect cåase use study for cryptocurrency investment. For years now, the stock market in Brazil hasn’t been an attractive place to invest one’s money. There’s been rampant inflation and poor corporate governance, but there’s clearly a lot of demand. People want to earn returns just like in the US, and Brazil is a superpower, with 200 million people. That’s more than South Korea and Japan combined. South America as a whole has 400 million people. On top of that the market in South America is in its infancy, so the opportunity is to become the Coinbase, Kraken, or Bitfinex of Brazil, and maybe down the road the Binance, Huobi, or Okex of South America.