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Former Startupbootcamp exec to bring global perspective to VNX Exchange

Tony Zerucha

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 VNX Exchange, a marketplace for tokenized venture capital assets, has appointed Andy Shannon as an advisor. As Startupbootcamp’s (a network of industry-focused startup accelerators) former head of global direction Mr. Shannon worked with entrepreneurs from around the world through a chain of more than 30 new offices in 14 countries.

Mr. Shannon is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Leaders Board, which develops Europe’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. He has also worked for several tech startups in executive roles and has experience in venture investing from seed to growth.

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In a statement, VNX Exchange said Mr. Shannon’s addition will empower venture capitalists and boost entrepreneurship.

 “From the first time we met him, we were impressed and humbled by his job experience in a global startup environment,” VNX Exchange founder and CEO Alexander Tkachenko said. “It’s not a secret that it’s currently a very promising time for the venture industry. However, despite the fact that the current global VC market is estimated at around $1 trillion, most of the capital is still locked up. I personally believe that important triggers for VC development might be new formats of cooperation with industry peers and partners.”

“Having worked with startups around the world for many years, I’m well aware of how important venture investment is to the growth of these companies. VNX Exchange has an exciting opportunity to become the engine to expand the venture capital industry by solving the liquidity deficit using blockchain technology. This is an exciting time for us, and I hope that together with VNX Exchange we can bring opportunities to many more entrepreneurs by fostering a culture of risk taking and facilitating access to capital,” Mr. Shannon said.

Tony Zerucha

Tony Zerucha is an alternative finance journalist with more than seven years experience in the space. The author of more than 1,000 articles, Tony was named LendIt's 2018 Journalist of the Year.

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