Bill Qian Joins Cypher Capital as New Chairman
DUBAIWATER, September 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Following its undeniable success since launch and as part of its expansion strategy, Encrypted capitala leading UAE-based multi-strategy crypto investment firm spanning venture capital, public markets, nodes, mining and more, today announced the appointment of Bill Qian as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors. Bill brings to Cypher Capital over 15 years of invaluable industry expertise in managing and investing over $20 billion.
“I am thrilled and privileged to join this incredible team who have already achieved so much in this area. Cypher Capital and I share the same vision, and I am excited to take it to the next level,” said Bill Qian.
Prior to joining Cypher Capital, Bill was Global Head of Fundraising, Binance Labs, and M&A for Binance, the world’s largest crypto platform holding 55% of the global market share, with $34 trillion in deals in 2021. Prior to that, Bill was the Head of Fintech/Tech Investments for JD.COM ‒ an Asian internet mogul with more than 400 billion dollars in annual e-commerce transactions. Bill has also worked with Trustbridge Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity fund with over $15 billion of assets under management, and has deployed and managed over $20 billion through Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 projects during his career. Bill considers himself a “native web investor”, looking for phenomenal founders in the web 3.0 industry.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, he was elected vice-president of the student union with the highest vote ever. He also holds a master’s degree in finance from Nanyang Technological University and an MBA from University of Toronto. Along with his senior roles, Bill serves on the executive committee of the Hillhouse Value Investing Institution.
“Several initiatives are underway for Cypher Capital, and I couldn’t be more excited to work with the team to make them a reality. Included are a venture capital studio, joint ventures in different areas of the cryptography and a coworking space located in the Jumeirah Beach residence (dubaiUAE) – enabling founders to solve critical challenges from anywhere in the world,” added Bill.
“Not only will we put Cypher Capital on an unprecedented path to success, but we will also create a new fund with a mix of diverse Middle Eastern investors, Asian internet moguls and other world-class institutional investors. “, he concluded.
Bijan Alizadehco-founder and partner of Cypher Capitalcommented, “Bill’s sense of leadership, in addition to his extensive industry experience, makes him an ideal fit for this role. I look forward to working closely with Bill to continue to deliver on the vision, the mission and values of Cypher Capital.”
About Cypher Capital
Cypher Capital is a leading multi-strategy crypto investment firm based in the United Arab Emirates, spanning venture capital, public markets, nodes, mining, and more. relationships and industry expertise to ensure long-term success.
Cypher Capital is building a 10,000 square foot hub for crypto and blockchain startups slated to open Q4 2022 at Jumeirah Beach Residence, dubai. The hub reflects the company’s vision to contribute to the blockchain community and provide mentorship and guidance to its members.
To learn more, visit https://cyphercapital.com.
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