I am Haseeb Awan & my name literal meaning is Accountant. I am working on solving complicated financial & economical problems with the help of technology. Iv’e a track record of two successful business exits, raising over 100M in venture capital & growing the customer base from 0-4 Million users & expanding the business globally into 15 countries across 4 continents within 18 months. I’ve been included among the top 100 influential people in FINTECH globally, won multiple international awards, wrote for and is mentioned on multiple international media & frequently speaks at international conferences & government committees.
By Degree I am an Electrical Engineer with Masters Degree in Engineering Management. I also have studied Financial Markets from Yale University & actively hold Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. I am Y-Combinator & Next Founder Alumni.
I bought my first bitcoins 7 years ago & since then working full time in the industry.My career in crypto started when I co-founded the Bitcoin ATM company 6 years ago & installed the first bitcoin ATM in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Montreal Ottawa & 50 other major cities in 15 countries among 4 continents within 18 months. I personally invested in 30+ companies & advising over 10 companies on branding, marketing & sales. I spend my Summer in Toronto & Winter in California along with my wife & son.
In my free time, I try to spend distraction free time with my family & friend doing outdoor activities involving food. I also read 20-25 books per years & listen to podcasts while travelling.
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