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Jawad "Eli" Ansari

Capital Market Advisor

Mr. Jawad “Eli” Ansari is the President of Basestones Capital Limited, a Los Angeles-based private equity/merchant banking advisory firm.

Eli is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and operator with extensive experience in technology industry (Crypto mining, Blockchain, Big Data, SaaS and Artificial Intelligence) as an operator, investment banker and venture capitalist.

As a former Managing Director at Boustead Securities (FINRA member & SEC Registered Broker Dealer), Eli has assisted enterprises with M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory, including digitization of global assets on Blockchain, to further enterprise's initiatives and expedite time to market. Eli has achieved Go-To-Market (GTM) business transformations several times with double digit growth and forged new strategic partnerships and alliances, and service offerings.

He is an acknowledged thought leader in Blockchain, Digital Financing and Digital Securities Offerings and most sought-after keynote speaker/panel participant at many key industry conferences and was interviewed and quoted in Forbes. Eli was co-founder and former CEO and VP of Business Development for multiple technology ventures utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to solve real world problems in financial services, legal and healthcare industries. He has analyzed and recommended investments in 37 startups (as VC), including ProofPoint (Nasdaq: PFPT), A10 (Nasdaq: ATEN), Tzero (acquired by MicroChip), VivoTech (acquired by Sequent Software), Vivosoft (acquired by Yahoo), Mobile Automation (acquired by iPass) and Pixim (acquired by Sony).

Mr. Eli Ansari is Ernst & Young alumnus with active CPA (California) and FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses.