Erin Grover joins Pete Townsend to talk about her journey into crypto and digital assets, opening up the niche space of crypto hedge funds to professional investors, being guided by her own human nature of wanting to help others...and the massive opportunity in replacing ballot boxes hauled by nomad-guided donkeys!
Erin Grover is the founder of Altai Digital Capital, which connects investors to hedge funds and traders specializing in cryptocurrency and digital assets. The company provides guidance, transparency and reassurance typically found in traditional investment firms, affording clients easy access to the investment potential of cryptocurrency.
She is a strong advocate for the potential of blockchain technology to bring efficiency and transparency to the delivery of funds for international aid. Prior to her work in blockchain, she worked for the United Nations, USAID and other international NGOs as a content producer and media strategist.
Her previous work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Mashable, The Times of India and many other international news sources. Her digital strategy has raised over $2 million in crowdfunding for various tech and business ventures, as well as millions in views for numerous online campaigns. All of Erin's social media links are accessible via her website: https://www.eringrover.com/.
On this episode, Pete and Erin talk through:
- Her early career with the UN and spending time in the warzones of Afghanistan and in Cambodia.
- Bringing her guerrilla-style 'Crypto 101' roadshow across the USA to educate people on trading cryptocurrency.
- Inspiration from appreciative clients that don't have the resources to perform due diligence on crypto hedge funds.
- Being guided by her own human nature of wanting to help others and living up to a higher purpose.
- The opportunity for blockchain-based delivery of humanitarian aid.
- The importance of the acceleration and support from the AKASHA Innovation Hub in Dublin, Ireland.
- Working with Frank Gehry and Andy Shallal on an art installation paying homage to Iraqi war refugees.