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Our June event will dive into the story of success and failure as told by Eli Reifman, a man who made a huge personal sacrifice for his company. Reifman founded a company that, at its peak, was worth 8 Billion USD but almost collapsed during the 2008 recession. He fought buyout attempts and poured all his money into the company, which meant breaking some regulations. In this process which saved his company and employees, he lost all his money, was convicted for breaking the law, and was sent to jail for four years. Now, Reifman will join Startup Grind to discuss the future of blockchain, new perspectives of market potential for cryptocurrencies, and some of the mysteries behind the future of the economy. This incredible story will generate knowledge and understanding in situations where entrepreneurs must create boundaries within their goals. For those with interest in the blockchain crypto economy, regulations in this field, or how to build a global company selling B2B solutions this event is perfect for you.
Eli Reifman (47) is an entrepreneur that had it all (founded and managed an 8 Billion USD company), then lost it all (was convicted by the Israeli courts and was sentenced to four years in prison) and now he is rising to the top again by solving the un-regulated markets of cryptocurrencies.
Entrepreneur, Leader, Strategist, Designer, Consultant, Ex-Convict
Specialties: Strategic Marketing, Financing, Advising, Mediation, Technology, Futurism, Design, Judaism
Eli was the founder and CEO of Emblaze, one of the largest Israeli high-tech companies, traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:BLZ.L). At its peak, employing over 6,000 employees, generating over 500 million USD per annum and evaluated for 8 billion USD. His dream to develop the best cellular phone using Israeli technologies shattered, leaving him with heavy debts that motivated him to take huge risks and lose it all. He was later accused and convicted in the Israeli court and was sent for 4 years in the prison.
Since his release in early 2014, he is working as a strategic consultant to some of the largest corporations in the world in the fields of crypto economy, advanced technology and entrepreneurship.