Ex-Jefferies Asia CEO Alexander Joins Crypto Firm Block.One
Block.one announced Thursday that Michael Alexander, who previously served as CEO of Jefferies’ Asia branch, will now head EOS VC based in Hong Kong.
According to the statement:
“As CEO of the venture business unit, Alexander is responsible for managing both direct venture investments and EOS VC partnerships, with a focus on sourcing and investing in projects developing on the EOSIO ecosystem.”
The company goes on to note:
“EOS VC aims to grow, develop and support the EOSIO ecosystem through venture capital investment, partnership and mentorship activities targeting game-changing blockchain-based products and entrepreneurs across the globe. It has so far allocated approximately US$700 million through VC partnerships in the United States, Europe and Asia.”
The incoming president of Block.one Group Rob Jesudason expressed their support for companies aspiring to build on top of the EOS platform.
“Our partnerships and investment efforts through EOS VC are critical in driving adoption and innovation in the EOSIO ecosystem … [Alexander] has extensive experience in investment banking and is one of the most respected individuals in the financial services industry in Asia. I am delighted he is joining the team.”
With 25 years of experience in Asian capital markets to back his claim, he believes the company is shaping the next technological generation and is excited to be involved.
“Block.one is shaping the next generation of technology and the internet. The vision of its founders has resulted in it being one of the fastest-growing organizations in the world and I am excited to be joining,” Alexander said in a statement.