James Haft
Founding PartnerCryptoOracle
James Haft is co-founder of CryptoOracle, a VC and advisory firm offering media and financial services to companies pursuing businesses leveraging the decentralized economy and distributed ledger technologies. CryptoOracle is currently raising a $100 million tokenized, liquid, SEC-compliant, transparent, evergreen fund to invest in DAGs and other platforms which will be tokenizing. For the past 30 years James has been at the forefront of the global investment banking and Venture Capital industries focussing on the emerging markets and early stage finance in the digital, Internet, wireless and mobile media, technology and communications businesses. He is advisor to over 35 Blockchain, Internet and Venture-backed companies, co-founded of NXTPLabs.com, the most active early-stage investor and accelerator in Latin America, founded PALcapital, a NY-based Internet-focused merchant bank and managed an early-stage VC fund.

From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Haft was the Managing Director of Latin American Equity Capital Markets at INGBarings (U.S.) Securities, Inc., Managing Director of Emerging Markets Investment Banking at Furman Selz, LLC, and Managing Director of Asian Investment Banking in Hong Kong for Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

Mr. Haft is a co-founder and chairman of ClimateCoin (www.ClimateCoin.io,), which has democratized access to carbon credits as an environmental and economic investment, a founder and board member emeritus of Urban Arts Partnership (www.UrbanArts.org), a not-for-profit that provides arts education in public schools in New York City and Los Angeles, and the chairman of the USA of www.WeForest.org, a global organization which plants trees to reverse global warming. Mr. Haft received an A.B. in economics and Art History from Vassar College and a JD/MBA from Emory University.