Meet the KorePartners: Adrian Alvarez, InvestReady
This post is part of a series of short interviews about the companies and faces that are part of the KorePartners Ecosystem*.
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Born in: Miami, USA
Based in: Los Angeles, USA.
What was your first job?
I was a clerk for a mortgage service company. Very exciting =)
How and when did you get involved in the startup industry?
In college, I was the first employee of a tutoring company for standardized tests. That led me to go off on my own with my own tutoring service a few years later. During grad school where I did a JD/MBA, I became involved with the University’s startup incubator and after graduating, I worked there for 4 years as the assistant director and program manager. We helped advise thousands of startups and helped a lot of students with their projects. I also met my co-founders for InvestReady in that job as well.
How do you see the startup scene today?
I’m seeing a lot of work behind the scenes preparing for 2019 in the crypto and private investment scene. I believe 2019 is going to be huge for security tokens and we’re preparing ourselves for it. It’s an exciting time.
What does your company bring to the KorePartners Ecosystem?
InvestReady provides accredited investor verification services under the US and international law. Our API allows issuers, brokers, exchanges, portals, service providers and more verify that their users are eligible to participate in the investment in a secure and scalable manner.
What is it about the partnership with KoreConX that most aligns with your company strategy
I believe our shared focus on providing exceptional service at scale is a huge factor. We’re also both constantly re-tooling and thinking about how we can improve our service which also helps.
*The KorePartners Ecosystem is a group of organizations that follows our governance standards and share with us the same goal: to provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their business.
Jofre is one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 10 Fintech & Blockchain Influencer and a Top 50 InsureTech Influencer. Prior to co-founding KoreConX, Jofre founded SaaS-based, multilingual translation portal, BabelFish Corp. where he led a team of more than 135 individuals to provide multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. He was awarded the Vision 2012 Businessman of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a globally sought after speaker on the topics including equity crowdfunding, blockchain, FinTech, compliance, shareholder management, alternative finance and RegTech.