Tag Archives: Investment


How Regulation and Talent are Pushing Europe to the Top of Global ICO Map

  By David Drake   The number of cryptocurrencies being issued each month keeps growing. However, countries where these digital assets are being issued can choose to either regulate them, leave the industry unregulated, or ban them altogether. In countries like China, the government has opted for a complete ban of cryptocurrency trading activities while in the US, the industry […]

What Factors are Driving ICO Financing in the European Market?

  By David Drake   Across the globe, interest in cryptocurrencies has been on the rise. Europe, especially, is quickly developing into a hub for cryptocurrencies with a substantial amount of money being invested in the industry through initial coin offerings (ICOs). This year alone, the amount raised through the sale of tokens in Europe has almost surpassed that of […]

How Non-Restrictive Regulations have Enables Europe to Double US, Asia ICO Sales

  By David Drake   As the rest of the world battles with regulations and government lockdowns, Europe is surging past its major competitors in the US and Asia, according to a report published by Fabric Ventures. The continent has successfully launched Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) valued at $4.1 billion this year alone, which is almost the sum total of its […]

2 Effective Tactics Europe is Using to Increase ICO Investment in the Region

  By David Drake   Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have taken off as the prefered way for raising project funds for cryptocurrency related startups compared to the red-taped, costly Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). Token sales in the first nine months of the year have hit the $12.3 billion mark, doubling the amount raised during the whole of 2017. With the […]

Matthew Mellon, Billionaire Banking Heir Leaves a Crypto Legacy

by David Drake Banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig billionaire, Matthew Mellon, passed away on April 16th, in Mexico. The cryptocurrency landscape will never be the same again with his passing. When the industry was just starting and investors were hard to get, he invested $2 million in cryptocurrencies. That investment move encouraged other investors to follow suit, and brought him […]

Top 3 Ways Matt Mellon Contributed to the Cryptocurrency Market

by David Drake Early this week, news that Matt Mellon had passed on shocked everyone in the cryptocurrency world. Mellon, a billionaire banking heir, is not new to cryptocurrency players because he was one of the early investors who reaped big when the market performed really well in 2017. He is known to have made a $2 million investment into […]

10 Common Mistakes That Make Smart Investment Managers Look Naive – Part II

  (Click HERE  For Part I)   6. Employing a “sophisticated, systematic and repeatable” investment strategy but an undisciplined and discretionary marketing strategy  “I did PR once. It didn’t work.” One client’s comment during a brand development discussion Imagine scrapping your entire investment strategy every time a trade doesn’t immediately go your way? Just like investing, marketing requires a strategy, consistent […]

2017: The Year Fund Marketing Gets Bold

WHILE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN THE ALTERNATIVES SPACE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SOPHISTICATED, MARKETING STRATEGIES HAVE NEVER BEEN.   However, modern marketing is starting to be embraced by fund managers and is beginning to gain momentum by following the lead set years ago by every other industry.   We believe this industry has hit an inflection point. 2017 will be the year […]

7 Subtle Mistakes that Cripple Family Office Management

  by David Drake   Family office management can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time. For beginners, families can be overwhelmed by the sense of liability and complexity that is associated with wealth management especially when it has to extend across generations. Whether these offices are self-managed or coordinated by outsourced managers, there is always an astonishing […]

Golf: The Ultimate Hedge Fund Marketing Tool…But for a Totally Different Reason Than You May Think

My partner, Kyle Dunn, nearly convinced Sam Elliott’s agent to have Sam do the voice-over for a hedge fund video we produced. His resonant and recognizable voice was ideal to convey the message of an off-Wall Street, thoughtful and independent-minded manager.   Of course, we could have just written a marketing deck that says, “…we are an off-Wall Street, thoughtful […]