Simons Chase

@slchase

Simons Chase is a senior cryptocurrency strategist for Systematic Alpha LLC, a NYC-based quantitative hedge fund. The firm is the manager of Systematic Alpha Cryptocurrency Fund LP launched in January 2018 when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange initiated trading of the first bitcoin futures contracts. He has over 20 years of media, finance and early-stage investing experience on the frontiers of emerging trends, starting with oil & gas finance in Russia in the 1990s. Simons is the publisher of CubaJournal.co and High.co, two niche media sites. Previously, Simons was the CEO of Instra Corp. (New Zealand), a digital marketing company, and CEO of dotRIP Ltd, a digital memorial startup and Instra holding company, that was sold to Demand Media. In his early career, Mr. Chase was a structured finance banker and operating company executive with broad exposure to hotel, oil & gas, mining, telecom and hydropower sectors in more than 30 countries including Russia, Jordan, Colombia, Guatemala and Jamaica. Simons is finalizing Earth Tycoon, an autobiographical novel, and hopes to publish next year. The novel is set in a variety of countries but focuses on the human side of his experience running a mining company in the Jordanian desert that was financed by the late Forbes-list industrialist, Jerry Zucker. Simons studied developing country economics in graduate school (MA Economics) and has a BA in English.


SELECTED ARTICLES & BYLINES

Elon Musk Brings Enormity Back To The Speculative Genre – LBS.CO

Blockchain Caribbean Style? – Caribbean Journal

Cuba Is Headed For A Tech Revolution – Tech.co

Here Is A Publicly-Traded Cannabis Company You Can Get Behind – High.co (subsequently became the world’s highest market cap cannabis company)

Exclusive: A Look Behind The Scenes Of Google’s Virtual Reality Short Film About Cuba – Cuba Journal

Notes From The Finca Vigia – Cuba Journal

Two Perspectives On Food Innovation: Sodastream vs. Monster Beverage – LBS.CO (PepsiCo purchased Sodastream in 2018)


MEDIA MENTIONS

Video Interview: The Future Of Security Tokens Security Token Academy

Article Reference: Sugar Linked To $1 Trillion In U.S. Healthcare Spending Forbes

Article Reference: Why Google Should Buy Warby Parker – Before Jawbone Forbes

Book Reference: Casino Healthcare by Dan Munro


PODCASTS

PODCAST 1: Discussing Pedro Menocal’s new book, Cubanisms. November 17, 2016

Podcast interview with David Linton, CEO, Canopy Growth Corp