What is your background briefly?
My academic background is in Real Estate and my professional experience is technology consulting with a niche in FinCrime (AML/CDD/Sanctions) and blockchain solutions.
Other activities include advising blockchain start-ups and sourcing property deals in the range of £1 million-£50 million for UK developers and some international ones as well.
Conference speaker for the financial services industry, with topics coverings cryptocurrencies, blockchain transaction monitoring solutions, AML and tokenisation of real estate.
Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?
Logically my background is representative of forward-thinking market trends. By nature, I’m a strategic multi-disciplinary consultant that will forever adapt with the times. If you cannot adapt you cannot grow.
1 min pitch for what you are doing now?
I’m a Big 4 project manager of a development team focused on building a blockchain AML transaction monitoring solution to identify and stop cryptocurrency transactions with suspicious activity. Responsible for ensuring detection scenario selection, technical execution of asset build and system architecture design suited to the IT landscape within financial institutions.
On top of this I regularly advise blockchain start-ups and partake in real estate sourcing activities for the UK market and some international markets. Furthermore, in industry I am recognised for my AML and blockchain knowledge and have spoken at conference events in front of leading financial services employees.
At present I’m in the process of establishing a FinTech Growth Consultancy with a colleague who is an ex-Google strategist
The aim of this consultancy is to provide a dedicated team to ensure young FinTech companies succeed in their ventures.
A breadth of areas will be covered such as strategy, finance, coding, branding, marketing, legal and compliance.
Why did you get involved with this ICO?
Rob had come across my LinkedIn profile then scheduled an initial call alongside his business partner, George
After the discussion I was offered a board position on their team, which I thoroughly look forward to as I believe this company can go far.
The reason I’m involved in this ICO is because of the following reasons:
- I believe in the idea and passionate about both blockchain and real estate
- I have high-level industry contacts in finance, technology and real estate
- My blockchain project management and specialist AML knowledge can add value to the end product being built
- I know what it takes for a start-up to successfully raise seed and series A investment rounds
Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?
It’s such a powerful idea because it solves many problems that the traditional real estate market faces.
For example, tokenisation of real estate introduces investors to a simple way of investing, by buying portions of real estate and not having to forego huge sums of capital. Consequently, this increases liquidity in a market that is typically known to be illiquid. On top of that liquidity is increased further by tokenisation as it allows a new source of funds from crypto to enter the real estate market.
There are many more reasons and I could write an article on this; however, the bottom line is that Block Estates is redefining property investment with their platform and vision.
How can people find out more about 1. The ICO 2. you & your work?
- Follow the twitter page, the founders, the advisors and keep an eye out on LinkedIn as we will be frequently talking at events
- To follow my work add me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/njpatel1/
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
I’m actively looking for companies to onboard as clients for the FinTech Growth Consultancy business.
Please reach out to me directly to explore how we can help your company reach their true potential.
How can people contact you & learn more about you?
Again, just add me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/njpatel1/ and don’t be afraid to message. I’m more than happy to share my thoughts and take part in an advisory capacity within your company.