See Related article as to WHY $RMRK is doing to so well, but we took an in-depth look at the leadership behind the company that is supposedly enter the RMRK shell. Looks like 5 savvy young males who are well educated, well funded and ambitious, not to mention a track record of success already also.
Tristan Edwards – has over 15 years’ experience as a Professional Trader. After graduating with a degree in Commerce from the University of Tasmania in 1996, Tristan joined the Commonwealth Department of Finance as part of their 1997 graduate program working on the Australian Commonwealth National Budget. He soon moved to the private sector and started his career in trading with Goldman Sachs in Melbourne as an Institutional Equities Trader before moving to Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) as an Equity Analyst and Equity Trader.
After five years at Goldman, Tristan moved to London to work for the Global Macro Hedge Fund Brevan Howard, running their Trading Desk. In this position Tristan was trading all markets and all listed products across all time zones. His focus for this period was largely FOREX and Bonds, as part of a wider remit which included trading everything from soft commodity futures to mortgage backed securities.
During his time at Brevan Howard, Assets Under Management (AUM) grew from $2Bln to an astonishing $25Bln. Now with $40bln AUM Brevan is one of the world’s largest Hedge Funds. After three years at Brevan, Tristan joined the Hedge Fund Trafalgar Capital as their Asian Portfolio Manager, and was responsible for their $100m Asian Long/Short portfolio spending his last year with Trafalgar in Hong Kong.
After four successful years at Trafalgar Capital, and posting consecutive double digit returns during the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-2009 (a feat achieved by less than 1% of global managers at the time), Tristan raised $100mln from external investors to set up Mosaic Asset Management, his own fund out of Singapore. Mosaic was one of the largest Hedge Fund start up raises of the year in Singapore in 2012. Now in retirement, Tristan works part time consulting for Australian and Asian based Hedge Funds from Sydney where he now resides with his family.
Rafe Furst – Beginning in Silicon Valley in the mid 1990s, Rafe has founded, invested in and advised dozens of startups, including Internet Sports Network, Expert Insight, Full Tilt Poker and Crowdfunder. Along the way, he’s won multiple awards for video production and cancer prevention, and raised millions of dollars for charitable causes.
While at Crowdfunder, Rafe created and managed the first-ever index fund for early stage venture capital. His other fintech innovations include the Personal Investment Contract and various Invest-it-Forward vehicles.
Rafe is currently the Chief Investment Officer at The Crypto Company, the first publicly trading company dedicated entirely to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain as an emerging investable asset class.
Rafe holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems (Stanford University), M.S. in Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence (Stanford University) and a World Series of Poker Championship in Pot Limit Holdem.
To date, Rafe’s companies have generated over $1 Billion in revenue and $450 Million in liquidity to stakeholders.
Ron Levy – Is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for RSA Security which is the Security division of EMC… 90% of the Fortune 500 use them.
Ron is also the CEO and Co-Founder of MyRoll (formerly Flayvr). MyRoll is a mobile gallery application that organizes photos and videos and converts them into interactive collections, enabling its users to share them with others. MyRoll was bought out for $2.45 million in November of 2015 by AVG Technologies.
James Gilbert – Active investor and serial entrepreneur seeking high-growth opportunities and scalable philanthropic initiatives. (LinkedIn)
Economic Space Agency
January 2017 – Present (8 months)
Creating programable organizations on the blockchain.
The Crypto Company
January 2017 – Present (8 months)
The Crypto Company, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Croe, Inc. OTC:CRCW, which is the first and only public reporting company offering a portfolio of digital assets, technologies, and consulting services to the blockchain and cryptocurrency markets. Shareholders in The Crypto Company, Inc. gain diversified exposure to this exponentially growing asset class.
Co-founder, Board Member
August 2012 – December 2014 (2 years 5 months)
Spring.me was an interest based community for social conversations. We helped our members meet new people, express themselves and expand their lives across various question and answer platforms.
Seed round closed in October, 2012.
Launched beta in March, 2013.
Public launch in June, 2013.
$5m Series A closed in September, 2013.
Resigned in December, 2014.
Sold to IACs’ Twoo.com in early 2015. The sites merged shortly thereafter and now have over 180 million members and counting.
Co-founder, Sales Director, Board Member
LivingSocial Australia (formerly JumpOnIt.com)
November 2009 – July 2012 (2 years 9 months)
www.Jumponit.com was one of the first entrants into the group buying space in Australia and New Zealand.
Raised $1.3m in seed funding in April, 2010.
Launched www.jumponit.com on May 17, 2010.
Raised $15m from LivingSocial in November, 2010.
Sold to LivingSocial in Feb, 2012.
Resigned as Sales Director with 174 sales staff and 284 company employees across Australia and New Zealand. Generated ~$110m in revenue in the year prior to exit.
Michael Poutre – CEO of REdwood Fund …Specialties: International business, corporate finance, negotiation, and crisis management.
Considerable experience in the public markets and the operations and management of publicly traded companies, as well advising small-cap and micro-cap companies on how to be public, being good corporate citizens, financing concerns, expanding their shareholder base, shareholder issues, and all other matters relating to their public status.
Ladyface Capital, LLC.
Dates EmployedJul 2013 – Present Employment Duration4 yrs 2 mos
Ladyface Capital is the advisor to the Redwood Fund, a hedge fund dedicated to financing and advising the next generation of American ingenuity.
Dates EmployedApr 2016 – Jan 2017 Employment Duration10 mos
LocationGreater Los Angeles Area
Utilligent is a boutique management consulting firm engaged as a trusted advisor at a number of the nation’s largest utilities providers, guiding projects around SmartGrid, Demand Management, and Customer Experience that flows from emerging technologies.