Senior Ripple Veteran Vijay Chetty Joins SharesPost Digital Assets Group
Chetty to lead business development for the security token ATS
San Francisco, CA — June 8, 2018 — SharesPost, a leading provider of late-stage private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, has announced that Vijay Chetty has joined SharesPost Digital Assets Group as Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Chetty will head strategy development and partnership initiatives, driving business growth as SharesPost prepares to launch its security token trading platform and global network of crypto exchanges.
John Wu, CEO of SharesPost Digital Assets Group, said:
“Vijay is an incredible talent, and we’re excited that he’s joining our team. His experience in building the XRP ecosystem over the past three years makes him the perfect fit for SharesPost as we launch our security token trading platform and exchange network.”
Prior to SharesPost, Chetty spent more than three years focusing on developing and successfully scaling the XRP ecosystem at Ripple. This included leading partnership initiatives for Ripple which included deals with major digital asset exchanges, wallet providers, custodians, aggregators, and financial institutions using XRP for settlement. Before Ripple, Chetty was on the investment team in BlackRock’s fixed income investment group, where he focused on research and portfolio management for corporate securities and derivatives in funds totaling more than $60 billion in assets. He also had prior roles at Hina Group and NASA, and holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.
“It’s been a fascinating experience working in the blockchain industry over the past several years, and I’m looking forward to carrying my experience over to SharesPost,” said Chetty. “Business and ecosystem development is such a different endeavor in this industry, and I know that my experience will be a major asset to the continued development of the SharesPost Digital Securities Group.”
Chetty’s role as Vice President of Business Development for SharesPost Digital Assets Group is effective immediately. For more information on SharesPost, please visit https://sharespost.com/.
SharesPost’s mission is to create liquidity for the private growth asset class. In 2009, SharesPost launched the first online secondary market for private technology company shares. Since then, SharesPost has connected thousands of buyers and sellers in more than $4 billion worth of transactions in the shares of more than 200 leading technology companies.
The SharesPost platform now also enables clients to access a variety of private market investment and liquidity solutions including (i) research and data on leading private technology companies, (ii) the SharesPost Private Growth Index, (iii) the SharesPost100 Fund, a registered mutual fund providing all investors with easy access to the asset class, and (iv) SharesPost Lending, which enables private company shareholders to borrow against their shares. In 2017, SharesPost managed its first Initial Coin Offering and in 2018 announced plans to integrate trading of digital securities into the SharesPost platform.
SharesPost is a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, SEC registered Alternative Trading System and Registered Investment Advisor. For more information, visit sharespost.com.