Maxim leads BitMEX Ventures seed- and growth-stage investment and partnership activities. BitMEX is the world's largest crypto-derivatives exchange, processing more than $3B of transactions every 24 hours. BitMEX Ventures invests from pre-seed through high-growth Series-A, we are always looking for talented teams bringing credibility, reliability, access, and innovation to new markets. Maxim is an award-winning product leader and innovator, with proven success operating at the intersection of innovation, product strategy, and business development. He has led cross-functional engineering and design teams, and led projects and initiatives with six- and seven-figure budgets. Maxim co-founded LifeFuels, and was the founding Chief Product Officer where he won multiple industry awards, including the coveted CES Innovation Award. He is a prolific inventor with over 20 patents, both issued and pending. He also serves as the youngest Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s business school. Maxim has also led national sales teams driving seven- and eight-figure deals across both private and public sectors. He was instrumental in capturing and winning a record-breaking $100M+ deal in the public sector within his first 90 days at TTEC, a 55,000 person enterprise. Maxim has worked in venture capital at Fortify Ventures, an investment firm and accelerator, he was also an Associate Producer & Business Development Director for Startupland (screened in 60+ countries, in partnership with the World Bank, United Nations Foundation, Startup Weekend, and UP Global) He is the author of “Design Thinking: Taking a Product to Market” and speaks regularly on product development, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Maxim graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Cognitive Science & Psychology, where he also conducted research in NIH-backed neuroscience labs focused on Alzheimer’s and Autism.