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PALcapital is an advisory and venture capital firm advising and investing in distributed ledger technologies (DLT) that are the vanguard of the decentralized economy. We are guided by a core belief that decentralized, open innovation will change the future of asset ownership, services and cooperation.
Say hello to our team
We have built a network of experts with diverse backgrounds and a variety of skills. The PALcapital team is constantly supported by the advisory board which consists of industry leaders as well as experienced business founders. Together we share our expertise as well as our networks to move PALcapital forward.
PALcapital was founded by James Haft in 1996. For the past 30 years James has been at the forefront of the global investment banking, private equity and venture capital industries. During this period, his focus has been in the areas of emerging market and early stage finance in the digital, internet, wireless and mobile media, technology and communications businesses; finding and developing opportunities globally and helping those businesses access the USA and global financial markets to achieve their global ambitions and liquidity solutions for stakeholders. He has advised over 25 internet and venture-backed entities, and has mentored in New York at 500 Startups and TechStars. James co-founded CryptoOracle.io and CryptoMondays and NXTPLabs.com, the most active early-stage investor and accelerator in Latin America with 170 investments and $50 million in investment capital from sources including the IDB and World Bank, and ClimateCoin.io, which democratized carbon credit investing and trading globally.
In 2017, James co-founded CryptoOracle, a thought leader in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) and crypto communities. CryptoOracle advises over 20 DLT-related companies and serves as a global leader in studying and creating security and non-fungible cryptographic tokens. He also launched CryptoMondays, the industries largest organically-grown global crypto community which has grown to 50 cities in 17 countries over 14 months.
James received an A.B. in economics and Art History from Vassar College and a J.D./MBA from Emory University and is a member of the New York State Bar. Mr. Haft is a founder and board member emeritus of Urban Arts Partnership (www.UrbanArts.org), a not-for-profit that provides arts education to public schools in New York City and the chairman of the USA of www.WeForest.org, a global organization which plants trees to reverse global warming.
Work with PALcapital
For investment submissions, white papers, and partnerships, please send us an email: inquiry[at]palcapital.com