John is a founding and managing partner at NYC-based VC and consulting firm SMC Capital. Prior to founding SMC Capital, John worked as CMO and CBDO of ICORating, the largest blockchain industry rating company, leading ICORating's international expansion. John also served as the CMO of one of the largest travel platforms in Europe. He also ran his own consulting firm, working with some of the world's largest banks, retailers, startups and venture funds. John's expert commentary on the blockchain market has been published by leading media, including Forbes, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, INC, Bitcoin.com, Cointelegraph and many others.