Simon Cocking is Senior Editor at Irish Tech News – now getting 500,000 unique monthly views, Editor in Chief at CryptoCoinNews, and freelances for Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM, G+D, and others.
He is a top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (currently ranked at #1 / 18,000). He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 80+ successful ICOs to date. He also been named many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months.
He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, Dublin Tech Summit, and overseas in Dubai, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has cofounded or founded seven successful companies.
David Drake, through his family office LDJ Capital, has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds. Mr. Drake’s investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets.
Mr. Drake through his family office manages and co-invests in alternative assets with the top 30 family offices out of his 5000 family office & institutional investor reach. These top 30 are 40% from Asia, 20% from Europe, 20% from the Americas, & 30% from the Middle East.
Mr. Drake’s access with 100,000 investors is maintained through his media asset, The Soho Loft Media Group, which has produced & sponsored over 1100+ finance conferences since 2002 like the events with institutional media leader Thomson Reuters & sponsors from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR, & the Carlyle Group.
LDJ Special Situations partners have invested $100 Million in Alibaba & Palantir.
LDJ Real Estate strategy is set to acquire Class A core rental properties & hotels.
Mr. Drake is a digital automation advocate for private equity as he lobbied the US Congress on the JOBS Act since 2011. He represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels & Rome in 2012, was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C., &, was a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013.
Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club at his NY home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts, & raised funds for the charity Best Buddies for years. March 2015 he joined the NYC Opera Board while a board advisor for The Washington Ballet. These allowed him to work & advise US Ambassadors from Sweden, Ukraine, Marshall Islands & Luxembourg.
Born in Sweden & fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance & an MA in International Law & Economics from George Washington University in DC where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.(No.2 on the ICO Bench on 15th March, 2018).
Serial entrepreneur. Ex Ericsson’s Global executive management program member. Ex-Member of the Board of the Spanish- Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, taking part of improving networking business relationships between Spain and Norway. Former Co-Founder, Board member and C.O.O. of Masmovil an MVNO that did a successful IPO on Madrid stock Exchange and currently grew to become the 4th biggest Network operator expanding from mobile to own optical fibre fixed network, currently passed a market cap of more than 1.5 B EUR as of January 2018.
Former CEO of Great River Ventures Ltd, Ex-CEO at Great River Ventures Ltd. Former Chief Commercial Officer at ACN, CEO at Palringo Founded in 2006, Palringo had over 27 million users
across 350,000 user created groups enabling people to come together and communicate through text, voice, pictures and games. Ex-President of Vonage UK Ltd, during his term achieved 24
consecutive months of double-digit subscriber growth; Developed innovative approach to media buying, customer analysis and customer segmentation; Developed B2B sales strategy that increased Vonage sales 3x, including outbound telesales; negotiated retail listings of hardware in largest UK retailers of consumer electronics.
Vladimir Nikitin is the Co-founder of Top ICO Advisor, an accomplished legal consultant, ICO advisor, Blockchain cryptocurrency specialist and a member of several Board of Directors.
A renown member of the crypto community and an active advocate of Blockchain over the last few years, where he has gained an extensive community of contacts, as well as over 30,000 network connection on LinkedIn.
With Masters degree in both Law and Economics (Finance and Credit), Vladimir has over 10 years of Civil law, finance, Internet technologies experience in various industries such as retail consulting, hospitality and information technology.
A listed Blockchain Expert on the ICObench (TOP-6 on 15th March, 2018).