Lou Kerner is a Founding Partner of CryptoOracle, a Crypto VC and Advisory firm focused exclusively on investing and advising entities leveraging, blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and decentralization.Lou has been a Crypto enthusiast, investor, public speaker and thought leader since 2013. Lou regularly hosts conference calls and Meetups with Crypto industry innovators attended by hundreds of Crypto enthusiasts and investors from around the world. Lou is currently ranked among the most influential Crypto bloggers on Medium, regularly keynotes major Crypto industry events, and often appears on TV or in print talking about Crypto.
Prior to CryptoOracle, Lou was a Partner at the decentralized VC, Flight, where he managed The Israel Founders Syndicate. Prior to Flight, Lou was the Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund, which invested in shares of rapidly growing tech companies. Prior to SIF, Lou was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010. Before angel investing, Lou ran two digital companies, Bolt (the largest social network before MySpace), and .tv, which commercialized the top-level domain (.tv) licensed from the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. .tv was acquired by Verisign. Prior to .tv, Lou had a distinguished career as an equity analyst following media and tech companies for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.