Venture Partner @ DraperFoster
Blockchain Advisor @ Trokt
Venture Partner @ VU Venture Partners
Founder @ Artemis Ventures
Blockchain/Crypto Angel Investor & Advisor
My name is Corey Pigott
Currently, I am a Venture Partner at DraperFoster & VU Venture Partners with a focus on investments within the Blockchain and Crypto verticals. Additionally, I am consulting with Trokt,
a software startup, providing strategic support for the launch of their new blockchain product.
Blockchain/Crypto investor personally and professionally since 2013.
Data and process-driven professional instrumental in delivering sophisticated research
and valuations within both traditional and crypto financial markets. Extensive
cross-functional experience with a demonstrated ability to identify and provide due
diligence on potential investment opportunities while managing an investment
portfolio and financial operations in a rapidly evolving industry.
Always in search of new investment opportunities with the ability
to transcend beyond conventional market standards.
A concise list of the most valuable professional skills I possess, what I have learned throughout my career, and what I can bring to the table.
Creativity & Innovation
White Paper Analysis
White Paper Development
Advisory & Mentorship
Sourcing deals within the Blockchain/Crypto space.
Blockchain Advisor to Trokt , a DF portfolio company.
VU VENTURE PARTNERS
Identified and sourced investment opportunities through both my personal and Venture University’s network across industries including Blockchain and FinTech
Drafted investment evaluations and recommendations, presented to the Investment Committee for approval, and co-invested alongside other investors including top Angels, Seeds, Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds.
Participated in weekly Partners Meetings and presented investment recommendations at Investment Committee meetings
Working closely with General Partners, including Andrew Zalasin (Former General Partner at RRE Ventures for 20+ yrs, a $1.5B fund), and J. Skyler Fernandes (Powerlist 100 VC, Founder of Simon Venture Group and Cleveland Avenue).
LP of Venture University’s 3rd Cohort
Successfully invested in teams across many verticals in emerging markets, including: Enterprise (AskPorter), Healthcare (EnClear), Blockchain (Amberdata & iComply), Transport (Picap) and Cannabis (Flower co).
A boutique asset management firm focused on investing and actively managing a portfolio of cryptocurrencies and digital assets for a small group of high-net-worth investors.
February 2018-September 2018
Led researching efforts on all cryptocurrencies within Crypto.IQ’s conservative and aggressive portfolios including blue chips (BTC, ETH, LTC, XMR) and altcoins including detailed research reports and buy-up-to prices.
Built Crypto.IQ’s research library from the ground up; covering over 50 different altcoins. Reports include coin overview as well as an analysis of the coin’s technology, consensus mechanism, team, target market, competition, and any potential catalysts or risks associated with the project.
Participated in consultation of new ICO startups and integral in white paper development of yet to be released token.
August 2011-March 2018
Senior Associate/Portfolio Analyst
INTERACTIVE FINANCIAL ADVISORS
Led business development and financial analysis initiatives resulting in an AUM increase of over 20% within 2 years.
Developed the corporate investment and asset allocation strategy across a range of holdings focusing on efficiency, profitability, diversification, risk management, and client service.
Provided oversight for investment decision making, strategic planning, portfolio construction, financial analysis, compliance, capital planning, and risk management functions as a member of the Investment Committee.
Conceptualized a range of sophisticated financial models in MS Excel designed to forecast performance and revenue projections for prospective and current advisors. Increased recruiting effectiveness and advisor retention by 25% in 2 years.
Generated standardized reporting models and procedures with specific focus on cost reduction and operational efficiency in the financial forecasting process leading to improvements in cash flow and working capital.
Venture University's Trade School is designed as an Investor Accelerator and includes a VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship and Academic Program. Venture University accepts <2% of the applications it receives, on par with some of the top MBA programs. Individuals gain quality investment experience by deal sourcing, conducting due diligence, presenting investment evaluations, participating on investment committees, making real investments with real capital, building a deep network within the startup and VC/PE industry, and sharing in the financial upside from the investments made.
CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY (SLO)
Majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Minored in Economics. Additional activities include: Student Managed Portfolio Project, Financial Management Association (FMA), & Delta Sigma Phi.