% of Executives who Believe Blockchain Will Reach the Mainstream Eventually. (Deloitte)
Young, Volatile and Growing Market
The growing enthusiasm of investors in the cryptocurrency sector and the efficiency of blockchains in easing out many problems have led many startups and giant corporations alike innovate in the crypto space in order to bank on the growing demand of blockchain technology.
The maturing market has grown from the now famous beginnings of Bitcoin to a list of over 2,000 crypto assets on coinmarketcap.com at end of 2019 with a total market capitalization that doubled between January and October of the same year.
We are a team composed of former consulting, Wall Street, private equity, government, and corporate veterans who have a strong background in venture capital, technology and investment banking.
Our vision is to accelerate the development and adoption of blockchain, what we see as the most significant breakthrough since the internet, through strategic investment and the development of the Chinese investor base and tech stack.
With a cross cultural, bilingual team spanning finance, technology and entrepreneurship, with a combined China business experience of four decades, we are in a unique position to bridge the capital , cultural and technological gaps between East and West,
Matthew Graham, CEO of Sino Global Capital, has seven years of mainland China investment banking and four years of blockchain sector experience. As CEO of Sino Global Capital, Matthew focuses on on the fintech sector including the Liquid Value “crypto hedge fund”. In his previous role he was a Managing Director at CBC, a Chinese private equity fund with limited partners that included TCL and the cities of Shenzhen and Chongqing. Matthew graduated from the University of Rochester MBA program with a concentration in finance and studied quantitative finance at the University of California Berkeley. Before pursuing his graduate studies, Matthew managed a trading desk at a boutique technology-focused hedge fund in New York City after starting his career at IBM Global Services. Mr. Graham was a National Merit, Presidential, and Xerox Scholar at American University.
Dermot McGrath has over 5 years of Mainland China experience focusing on corporate finance, investment analysis, deal making and technology commercialization. Before joining Sino Global Capital he worked as Finance Manager for a blue chip Chinese Fortune 500 company. He graduated University College Dublin as well as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a specialization in Banking and Finance. He also studied Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University.
Ian Wittkopp has over 6 years of experience working for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C., in both the Budget and Economic Indicators Offices. Before joining Sino Global Capital, he consulted for numerous MNCs including Volkswagen China. Mr. Wittkopp completed his studies at the American University in Washington, D.C. and also attended George Washington University and Beijing Language and Cultural University.
Alice Li is currently the executive VP in the Department of International Projects Center at SGC. She is mainly responsible for international business development and has a strong linguistics background. Before joining SGB Alice had eight years of cross-cultural business experience, spanning the disciplines of strategic management, marketing, finance and business. Currently, she is pursuing her CFA.
John Fargis is a senior executive with over twenty years of general management experience in the China market. John has held senior positions in numerous companies spanning the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) industries. Three of these companies have been purchased by Google. He is currently Co-founder and President for The BYG Group, focused market acceleration and venture partnering with technology firms across APAC. He is also a professor of Management and Strategy at the Hult International Business School.
Patrick Loney founded Mintwood Legal, a US-based law firm, in December 2018. Mintwood advises on financial transactions, securities and corporate governance matters and has the ability, through network partnerships, to advise on equity and debt capital markets (IPO and bond sales), data and privacy and intellectual property matters.
Prior to forming Mintwood, Patrick was Associate Director and General Counsel of Paragon Partners Asia, a Shanghai-based merchant bank. At Paragon, Patrick sourced foreign investment opportunities for Chinese investors and assisted with legal issues related to cross-border investment transactions. Prior to joining Paragon Partners Asia, Patrick was a corporate attorney at the Seattle office of K&L Gates, and served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).
Patrick received his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law and was a member of the executive board of the Washington Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. Patrick possesses professional-level spoken and written Mandarin skills.