By @SimonCocking we caught up with Desmond Marshall who has become an Elpis Advisor and Board Member.

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What is your background briefly?

I’m a venture capitalist, but I’m also very experienced in conducting strategic packaging and enhancements for corporations, basically doing anything, everything with limited resources to make sure customers and investors are confident with the business. I’ve been reviewing blockchain projects for more than 6 years, and for the past year, I’ve been advising and helping companies conduct ICOs.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

Very much, I am more of an extremely value-added investor who gets down on his hands to actually make the operations work. With my background, I understand both customers and investors state of mind, and can be more sensitive to how to make a company operate at its optimal level.

Why did you get involved with Elpis?

Financial projects, especially those involved in the ICO process, gets a much better attention from the investors and audience. It’s also very relevant in crypto-trading and that is a very strong necessity and market today. The team was also sincere and professional enough to prove they do understand how things work.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

Crypto asset management is always quite fundamental, and especially when the Chicago Merchantile Exchange announced a crypto-futures. this just catapulted Elpis to another level.

How can people find out more about Elpis?

Elpis Investments is the first Artificial Intelligence driven Investment Fund to manage both Crypto Assets and Traditional Assets. You can visit their website at elpisinvestments.com or contact them at [email protected]

How do people find out more about you and your work?

I am the founder and MD of Rouge Ventures, an investment and strategic preeminent firm in Asia, which collaborates with numerous Fortune 500 companies, governments and several global fintech enterprises. I have been involved with blockchain related projects since 2012. I got great experience through reviewing and vetting blockchain projects. I was also one of the first individuals in Asia to become a member of the global Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, along with Accenture, BP British Petroleum, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Microsoft, UBS, and other Fortune 500 companies.

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