Coinbase Taps Former LinkedIn Exec to Lead Acquisitions Efforts

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Emilie Choi is the newest member to join the team of cryptocurrency startup Coinbase. The former LinkedIn executive will now be taking on the role of vice president of corporate nad business development, which puts her in charge of bringing Coinbase to new markets. Included in her priorities would be to make sure that these acquisitions are of world-class quality and good partnership opportunities.
The company, as expressed by president and CEO Assif Hirji, could not be any more pleased with Choi’s arrival. “In addition to her deep experience building and scaling at high-growth companies, Emilie’s reputation as an advocate for founders through every step of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process makes her the perfect fit for Coinbase.”

He furthered, “As part of our vision to create an open financial system, we want to connect with entrepreneurs and teams around the world who are passionate about building innovation in the crypto space.”

As for Choi, she compared the new cryptocurrency market to something akin to when Google was just first making waves. “There were just a bunch of really interesting startups that helped Google take things to the next level. So it feels like that kind of atmosphere. We’re seeing so much, so many interesting startups and entrepreneurs in the space… and Coinbase wants to capitalize on that.”

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