• Alon Hillel-Tuch

    Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Former Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technical Officer of RocketHub, a company I sold in 2015. I love launching new products and platforms, and am an expert on crowdfunding, online payments, emerging regulation, brand creation, community engagement, and product development. I am an engineer and team builder at heart, and love working with passionate people who strive to always build better!

    Currently the Managing Partner of Stacked Venture Builder and a Partner of Dreamit Capital (dreamitcapital.com)

  • LAST ROLE

    RocketHub Inc.

    Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technical Officer 

    Jan 2011 – March 2016


    RocketHub (www.rockethub.com) is an online platform providing alternative finance solutions through crowdfunding. RocketHub was acquired April, 2015.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Business & Product Operations & Finance
    • Partnerships (brand, technology, community)
    • Product Development
    • Public Engagement, Press & Outreach
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Contracts & Negotiation
    • Regulation & Compliance

    Featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, NY Times, NPR, CNN, Billboard, Variety, and others.

  • Select Talks

    Public Speaking Engagements (30+ Talks)

    TEDx

    Emergence of an Alternate Path

    Campaigning Summit Berlin

    The Future of Crowdfunding

  • Partnerships are Cool!

    Below are some of the partnerships I have worked on

  • Partnership - Creative Studio

    Collaborators: Ovation Television & will.i.am

  • Partnership - Chrysler Group

    Collaborator: Wieden+Kennedy
    Role: Executive Director
    Cannes Bronze Lion winner
    43 Team Members | 70 Mil Impressions | 107K lines of code

  • Partnership - Project Startup

    Collaborator: A&E Television Network

  • There are more!

    Microsoft/Bing, Cisco, Gibson, Remy Martin, U.S. Department of State, Popular Science, Bon Appetit, Prezi, and others!

    YALI

    The White House


    A partnership program supporting innovative solutions to some of Africa’s toughest challenges together with the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative

    Venture for America

    American Express Innovation Fund


    In partnership with American Express OPEN Forum, Venture for America, and RocketHub, the VFA Innovation Fund was created. A fund created solely to socially power the ideas of VFA Fellows.

    Next Big Food Thing

    FreshDirect


    Top judges (Gotham Greens, Coolhaus, Tasting Table, Real Simply, Bevnet, FreshDirect) curate food innovation ideas crowdfunded on RocketHub. FreshDirect's goal was to find new unique high-margin products.

  • Credentials

    Awards, Languages & More

    Awards

    • 10 under 10 - Initiative selects, highlights, and features ten graduates that have left Hamilton College less than ten years ago
    • FINRA Capital Market Series Lecturer - Recognition for providing FINRA's Module XVII of the Capital Markets Series covering crowdfunding and JOBS Act developments
    • Research Fellow AC4 - Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity at Columbia University's Earth Institute, a multidisciplinary research institute aimed at addressing complex global problems. 
    • Phi Sigma Iota  - Awarded honorary membership to language honor society 
    • IB Excellence - Award of Excellence in Music Composition 

    Authored Publications

    • Regulation of Crowdfunding: Building on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, May 2012. Link
       
    • Implementation of Crowdfunding:  Building on Title III of the JOBS Act, October 2012. Link
       
    • Implementation of Crowdfunding: Building on Title III of the JOBS Act, proposed rules (Release No. 33-9470), February 2014. Link
       
    • Developing Focal Point Networks for State-Centered Genocide Prevention, May 2011. Link

    Languages

    • English (Native)
    • Dutch (Native)
    • Mandarin Chinese (Proficient)
    • German (Conversational)

    Academics

    • Master of Science from Columbia University: Negotiation & Confliction Resolution
    • Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College: Economics & Chinese Culture and Language - Tau Kappa Epsilon
    • IB Diploma from the International School of Amsterdam: Physics, Economics, Dutch

    Patents

    Beneficiary Crowdsourcing (20140279645) - Pending March, 2013 

    Google Patents Link

     

    Others have been filed :-)

    Top Rated Skills Pulled from LinkedIn

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Business Strategy
    • Venture Capital
    • Crowdfunding
    • Corporate Development
    • Digital Media
    • Gen. Strategy
  • Other Jobs & Activities

    BCMS Corporate

    PGT Department Head & Special Situations Manager
    Dec 2007 - Jan 2011

    BCMS Corporate is globally ranked number 1 in small to middle market sell-side advisory, employing 200 personnel across Europe, North America, South Africa and China.

    Special Situations responsibilities ranged from unique deal situations, emerging markets, corporate analytics, and internal technology & product development. The Prospect Generation department reported to me. 

    PlayerNet

    Interim CTO and Adviser
    Mar 2009 - Dec 2010

    PlayerNet.tv is an online network for professional athletes providing athlete generated content for the consumer market.

    - Guided firm through initial growth stage and successfully advised on securing seed capital from accredited investors
    - Consulted on product development and refined business model to optimize value creation of Company upon launch
    - Guided development team during product development and platform creation
    - Developed key partnerships with other firms in order to accelerate company growth

    HBK Capital Management

    Operations Department

    Aug - Nov 2007
     

    A global, multi-strategy alternative investment management firm, HBK Capital Management currently managing approximately $8 billion in assets.  The firm was founded in 1991 and employs approximately 200 individuals in Dallas, New York, London, and Charlottesville.

    Volunteerism, Sports & Activities

    Past & Present

    • Volunteer Income Tax Agent (IRS) - VITA
    • Youth Soccer Coach 
    • Pianist
    • PADI Scuba diver
    • Swimmer (ISA Backstroke finalist for Stockholm, Sweden)

     

  • CONTACT ME FOR COFFEE!  

    Always interested in new partnerships, colleagues, teams, initiatives, and speaking engagements!