Abel is the cofounder & CEO of Abstract Tokenization. Previously he cofounded Pogoseat, where he led enterprise sales and BD where he secured team clients in the NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and EPL as well as select AEG venues for both sports games & concerts. The company raised $5.5 million in angel & venture capital and was the first to integrate with Ticketmaster’s ticketing system. Prior to that at Merrill Lynch in Menlo Park, he managed ~$3/4 billion in investments from Silicon Valley corporations, executives and founders. He was #1 in the nation out of thousands of his peers in new client assets acquired in 2008 and #4 in 2009. In high school, he built the front and back end of an early Electronic Medical Records system that was in use for over a decade. He has spoken at Stanford GSB and at Stanford’s Sports Innovation Conference as well as on numerous technology, sports and blockchain panels. His work has been covered by Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, WSJ, ESPN and Techcrunch. In 2016, Abel began investing in crypto currencies both personally and for other clients, in Feb’18 he entered ETHDENVER hackathon to build out Abstract Tokenization; the team raised an angel round from CRE strategics in June and is now up to 7 team members and are currently preparing for their STO in Q4’18 with Entoro as their BD partner.