Head of Digital Assets
About Luca Cosentino
I run Crypto at Cross River. My mission is to close the gap between the 2.5 billion people who access retail banking services digitally and the 250M crypto users. I am building the technology that enables FinTech players to offer crypto-based products to their users.
Previously, I led product at Oasis Labs: I created the first scalable and privacy-preserving smart contract platform. The Network is now live in mainnet and it’s fully decentralized. I joined as the first non-software engineer employee and helped the team move from a research project at UC Berkeley to a 35-person venture-backed startup, raising $45M from a16z, Accel, Foundation, etc.
I also built/launched/managed products at Google, PayPal, AmEx, and P&G. I am constantly analyzing present and future trends to develop intuitions, which I then validate with data. Through my career, I have developed expertise in product, go-to-market, data, and engineering, both at large companies and startups, one of which I founded. I have aligned, led, and grown teams from 2 to 50 people.
As an angel investor and advisor, I look for ambitious teams that work to exploit the depth of their breakthrough insight. DeliveRex (acquired by JustEat) and Keyless (raised $3M in seed) are a few examples. Some more recent investments include Gumroad, Kift, and Asaak.
I am excited about companies building infrastructure layers to support complex and enormous markets, especially in FinTech.
If you share similar interests, I’d love to connect.
Professional skills: Product Management, Go to Market, Analytics, Team development, Product Vision, Product Roadmap
Areas of Interest: FinTech, Payments, Privacy, Crypto, Decentralized Finance, Stablecoins, Startups