SmartUp, a global blockchain incubation platform, is pleased to announce that ex-UBS director SY Chan has joined the team as Chief Investment Officer.
Prior to joining SmartUp, Mr. Chan was a director at UBS’s equity research department and held a number of senior positions at Barclays and JP Morgan. During his career at the investment banks, he had participated in several signature IPOs in the US, HK and China with capital raised over US$8bn in aggregate. He is also the founder of Jadeite Research, an independent research house focusing on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency research. SY Chan holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from University of Bath in the U.K. , and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hong Kong. Being a CFA charterholder, SY has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry focusing on equity research and pre-IPO investor education.
SmartUp co-founder and CEO Fay Lam said: “I’m excited to have SY Chan joining our team. SmartUp has a diversified global team, bringing together veteran professionals from traditional industries and fintech area. SY has extensive experience in the investment banking and asset management industries. This, combined with his in-depth knowledge in cryptocurrency and fintech, will be a huge asset to SmartUp. He will aslo help build SmartUp’s capacity for the STO market. We are seeing more institutional investors entering the crypto market. SY’s experience in managing relationship with professional investors and advising on investment decision would be critical to set SmartUp apart from our competitors. ”
SmartUp connects projects, investors and service providers around the world. With distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, SmartUp hopes to help project teams gain access to capital and resources with greater efficiency and help investors gain transparency throughout the investment cycle like never before. Since its establishment, SmartUp has successfully raised capital from numerous institutional investors in APAC region, including DCapital, Soul Capital and Blockchain Japan. SMARTUP token has recently been listed on CoinBene, a leading cryptocurrency exchange.