Wasim is a serial entrepreneur with five exits, and an advisor in the fields of AI, the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and encryption solutions. At Vault12, he led the private and public fundraising – one of the world’s first STOs and focuses today on expanding the Vault12 ecosystem. His crypto experience began with AlphaPoint, where he worked with the founding team to launch the world’s first crypto trading exchanges.
Previously he was a founding member of Voltage Security, a spinout from Stanford University, that launched Identity-Based Encryption (IBE), a breakthrough in Public Key Cryptography, and pioneered the use of sophisticated data encryption to protect sensitive data across the world’s payment systems. Wasim serves as chair of non-profit, StartOut New York, and is a Seedcamp and WeWork Labs global mentor. Wasim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and French from the University of Sussex.