% 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 has six years of mainland China investment banking expertise and additionally General Manager of the China Investment Federation. Mr. Graham graduated from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in 2008 with a concentration in finance.
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.
David is a principal of First Guardian and brings over 14 years of Investment Management and commercial experience to the firm. As a fluent speaker of Mandarin, Indonesian and Malaysian, David has established strong business links across Asia. Working closely with institutional investors, David has assisted many groups in gaining access to Australian investment opportunities. David has extensive experience within top tier global institutional investment managers, including UBS Global Asset Management and Goldman Sachs JBWere Asset Management. David has experience in quantitative modelling, risk management, and portfolio construction.
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.
Mikko Haru has over 15 years of legal and commercial experience in mainland and the greater China region. He specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate and commercial matters. In private practice, Mr. Harju established and developed the China offices of Hannes Snellman Attorneys-at-law (one of the leading business law firms in Finland).