StartCOIN Holdings Announces Appointment of New CEO
Karl Gray Named Chief Executive Officer
London, UK. January 25, 2017 — StartCOIN Holdings, a London-based crypto-crowdfunding company, today announces that the Board of Directors has appointed Karl Gray as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer effective 23rd January, 2017.
Karl succeeds StartCOIN’s previous CEO Max Keiser, who conceptualised, launched and brought about the early success of the company.
'This is great for the company. Karl Gray brings a wealth of knowledge and experience along with a passion for the business. As Bitcoin and crypto enter the mainstream this year we expect rapid growth internationally. No one is better placed to achieve this vision than Karl Gray and the timing is propitious given my need to relocate to take care of family matters.' – Max Keiser
StartCOIN Holdings pioneered the use of Blockchain in the crowdfunding space. Utilising the power of the crowd and social media, the company developed StartJOIN – the social launch pad for ideas to progress. StartJOIN powers progression by encouraging users to showcase ideas at all stages of development, with a heavy emphasis on community feedback and support throughout.
Karl has been an integral part of StartCOIN’s team since its beginnings in 2013, having been actively involved as one of our main advisors before assuming his new role as CEO. Karl has a thorough understanding of StartCOIN Holdings’ needs - with a strong view of how StartJOIN will develop to be a world leading crowdfunding platform.
‘Today I’m excited to begin work as a full-time member of the StartCOIN Holdings team. From its earliest days, the vision for the StartJOIN platform has been to help democratise the entrepreneurial spirit and provide a global platform so that people everywhere can turn their dreams of launching a business into a reality. Whenever a startup trail blazes an entirely new industry there are always challenges to overcome and the fact that today the interest levels in StartJOIN as an agent for change has never been higher is a testament to the fact that there is definite need for our work. As we move forward in 2017, StartCOIN Holdings will be focused on delivering crowdfunding services to those who are most in need worldwide.' - Karl Gray
Having been a successful investment manager for several funds throughout the 2000s, Karl first entered the Blockchain industry in late 2009 with a belief that this would be one of the best investment opportunities of the last 100 years. In addition to his role as Chairman and CEO of StartCOIN Holdings, Karl acts in a Director capacity for several FinTech and Blockchain ventures and manages an angel investment fund, which focuses on startups who are delivering change for those most in need worldwide.