People of Blockchain is a new category of articles where we will interview some of the best-known experts in the field of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency.
This week, we are interviewing Igor Karavaev
Current Occupation/Job/Work: Fundraising consultant
Experience & Expertise
Now let’s talk about your experience and expertise
What is your field of expertise? And how many years of experience do you have in that field?
20 years experience in strategy, business development, marketing, investments management etc. Including 2 years in blockchain and ICO field
Any relevant experience in that expertise in the non-blockchain area?
Yes. Investment banking, Executive management in large industrial corporations and venture funds
What is your educational background? How did you achieve this level of expertise?
Executive studies at Harvard, Stanford, INSEAD business schools and in-corporate education
What is your experience as an Advisor/Mentor/Entrepreneur? What is your suggestion to the young generation to achieve your level of success?
Intensive experience, 10+ successful and listed projects consulted. Underpromise, overdeliver
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Let’s dig a bit deep.
When did you first heard about blockchain or cryptocurrency? What was your first impression of it?
From my former colleagues. I was very suspicious as it looked quite unusual but from fundraising tools standpoint it was still almost the same as V C and Kickstarter fundraising. More intensive digital marketing needed. So I decided to try.
Which was the first cryptocurrency you bought after bitcoin? Why that one?
I never bought any. All cryptocurrency I had and still have I got as rewards for consulting. So it is ETH mainly.
Which was the first blockchain or cryptocurrency company you have worked/founded? How was your experience there?
I started to consult a few companies at the same time. They all successfully raised needed contributions and got listed at crypto exchanges
Any personal favourite blockchain company or cryptocurrency? Why?
I still believe in Ethereum most of all. Largest adoption, community, developers chain and huge potential
What advice would you give a person who is rekt and may likely leave the blockchain and crypto world due to losses?
We have high risks here
Which country are you from? And how is blockchain & crypto doing in there from a legal point of view?
Russia. It is still at the beginning
What is the best achievement you had in the Crypto/Blockchain World?
Apart from a number of successful projects guided, 600+ ICObench rated projects maybe?!)
Any quotes to live by?
Any message you want to share with the crypto community?
Let’s hope for the best
If you think you are also one of the best in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Field or know someone who is, contact us and please let us know. And we will get that expert in here!