Our Story

Democratization of Investment Funding

Tokenization is a revolutionary new vehicle for entrepreneurs seeking funding. We are investment managers who have lived through technology disruption and emerging markets cycles. We believe in decentralization and see tokenized market as a trillion-dollar opportunity.

The Athena Philosophy

Working with tokenization and digital currency requires professionals with a deep knowledge of the industry and diverse set of skills and experience. Our team is composed of experienced financial leaders who are client-focused and process-driven.

Client Focused

Our clients’ interests always come first. Our focus on providing our clients with the best service possible is put at the forefront of our business. We are dedicated to creating professional and successful relationships with our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver professional, creative, and effective client service.

Process Maximization

Our goal is to streamline the process of raising capital while augmenting your firm's potential and providing value to your stakeholders. Our experienced representatives know how to expedite the capital process while still maximizing your firm's or venture's full potential.

Financial Market Experience

Athena Blockchain brings together a team with a variety of financial service experience, including a total of 65 years of trading, research, hedge fund operation, investment banking, and token sale advisory services. Let our experienced and driven team help you accomplish your investing goals.

Management Team

Eric Gravengaard

CEO & President

Eric has fifteen years of buy side experience in the financial industry. These experiences have included: prop trading, market making, and long-short and cryptocurrency hedge funds. He has completed his series 7, 27, 44 and 63 license tests. Eric attended MIT for his undergraduate degree and University of Chicago for his MBA.

Andrew “Drew” Hinkes

General Counsel

Drew is a recognized authority on legal issues related to the digital currency space, having been nominated by CoinDesk as one of its Most Influential People in Blockchain in 2017. The New York University Stern Business School and the New York University School of Law appointed Drew to co-teach " Digital Currency, Blockchains, and the Future of the Financial Services Industry." Drew left partnership at Chambers-rated law firm Berger Singerman LLP to join Athena Blockchain.

Dave Valentine

Head of Investment Banking

David has nearly 25 years of sell-side and buy-side experience in the financial services sector. He ran the private placement group globally for UBS and was one of the first portfolio managers for a multi-billion dollar hedge fund before starting his own firm. In addition, David has sat on several private and public company boards. David attended Washington and Lee for his undergraduate degree.

Adam Lee

Managing Director

Adam has over a decade of experience advising public and private companies on capital raising and mergers & acquisitions. He has held senior positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Nomura Securities. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Adam attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Goizueta Business School at Emory University for his MBA.

Jordan Ouida

Senior Advisor

Jordan brings more than 23 years of trading experience as Managing Director of Emerging Markets, Forex, for Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners. He led the startup and growth of two forex desks, achieving multimillion-dollar growth, and ushered these businesses into new eras of electronic trading and technology advancement. He brings together deep insights in global currency markets with an enthusiasm and respect for emerging technology. Jordan attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges for his undergraduate degree.

Career Opportunities

Athena Blockchain is always seeking talented individuals. If you believe you are in the top percentile of your profession, regardless of discipline, send us your resume and a copy of your best work. We offer cutting-edge work, above market compensation and a great professional work environment. Join us - be part of the revolution.

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