ACCELERATOR OF IDEAS, PRODUCTS, AND MARKET SHARE.
BUSINESS MODEL ANALYSIS, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PARTNER DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY STAGE AND GROWTH COMPANIES.
SALES AND MARKETING PROCESS DEVELOPMENT, FORGING RELATIONSHIPS WITH INVESTORS, PARTNERS, CUSTOMERS AND VENDORS WITH A FOCUS ON SCALABILITY AND GROWTH.
Chief experience officer
Recently named one of Lattice 80’s Top 100 Women in Fintech, Valeria Kholostenko is routinely crossing time zones, helping organizations across the world and from all sectors understand how blockchain is lifting up the hood on our outdated systems and signaling a way forward. But don’t mistake her for mere financier or technologist. Valeria is one of the talented and driven minds and voices working on initiatives to incubate, develop, and implement blockchain solutions that address social and environmental challenges across the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Silicon Valley startup vet turned impact poster girl, Valeria is always one half heads-down, forming partnerships and deploying blockchain projects, other half heads-up, educating the public, fielding questions, and looking for vulnerable communities and inspiring organizations that stand to benefit most from blockchain technology.
'Valeria has been a pleasure to work with in all my interactions with her. While we haven't worked on the same team on a day to day basis, we have collaborated on Social Impact offsites, conferences, running a hackathon through Topcoder, and more. She maintains great relationships with external parties and was key helping Meridio find a venue for our launch event. She has always been on time and a good contributor in meetings, and works well with others. Valeria is a great cultural fit for the mesh and is always open to feedback, transparency, and collaboration.'
Connor O'Day, analyst, meridio
'When I first came onboard the planning for the BSIC conference was going on. Valeria was one of the first people (Mesh-wide) who embraced having social media and understood the value of it.
Not only was she receptive to the idea of working with social, her posts on her own page were used to show how to create effective posts and the value of linking, @mentions and hashtags.
Working with her on the BSIC conference was simple, easy and collaborative. She was more than welcoming to our ideas and was a huge help to the mesh members who attended the event.
On a personal note, she has been wonderful to work with. When I have been traveling she has been great in recommending places for me to eat and stay. This may seem trivial but when starting at a new company, these actions help build a great culture within an org.'
Jon Nelson, Director of Social Media, ConsenSys
'I met Valeria at a Blockchain for Social Impact event prior to when I joined ConsenSys. Despite having known her for a short time, she has played an integral role in making me feel welcome within ConsenSys and connecting me with key people and resources in the blockchain community. Valeria has gone out of her way to aid me, thus I can attest to her great character.'
Akhila Raju, Blockhain protocol engineer, consensys
'Valeria has been very helpful to the Localties project as we develop our MVP. She has extensive experience with a very similar business and offered her perspective soon after learning about Localties, which was informative as we were developing the product concept. She has also participated as a beta tester and given feedback on the product and UI. Valeria has also connected us with a community organizer in Bushwick who is eager to help promote the project and help us add community event content. I appreciate Valeria's enthusiasm for Localties and decentralization and have enjoyed discussing both with her.'
John Packel, Founder, Localties
'I first met Valeria during Portugal retreat where she and I had a passionate conversation about Social Impact. I was not only impressed by the variety of projects she was leading, but also her working ethics as a go-getter. No BS talk, only execute. Later on, I participated the BSIC Incubator as a mentor and interacted with her and the entire team. My impression is that she is an extremely responsible person - prompt response to any queries, ask the right question, empathize with others, and in general easy to work with. Valeria exemplifies diversity - not in terms of gender or background, but diverse perspective. I enjoy talking to her outside of work and found myself always learn something new every time.'
Shuyao Kong, Solutions DUBAI, Consensys