Keith Herman keynote speaker

Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, Writer & Philanthropist
  • Blockchain Technologies (technical & non-technical aspects)
  • How to Invest in Cryptocurrencies
  • How to Lead Your Team to Victory Through Empowerment
  • How to Pitch Your Startup
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace
  • The Future of Identity Verification & Management
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Keith Herman, founder of global investment firm IPA Equities, is a serial  entrepreneur, consultant, advisor, global speaker, board member, writer, mentor and advocate for disruptive blockchain technologies and numerous charities. Keith has owned and created more than 50 businesses over the past 30 years in 6 different industries primarily in the fields of technology, finance, media and real estate. During the course of his business ventures notable partnerships have included Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, National Life Group, GFE Family Office, VC/PE Firms and Family Offices. Additionally, he has architected, incubated and successfully scaled more than 10 startups.

Keith developed the secret sauce for scaling businesses and utilized debt and equity to leverage capital to consistently produce returns far in excess of industry standards. Over the course of his illustrious career he has raised over $500 Million for his ventures and represented more than 200 technology companies. Cumulatively, they raised hundreds of millions of dollars and forged countless strategic partnerships with funding sources and major global corporations, both public and private. In aggregate, he has been involved in over $2 Billion of transactions.

Due to his own health issues and challenges, that he was able to overcome, he chose to shift his focus and utilize his decades of experience and resources to help others. Keith accomplishes this by educating audiences around the globe and selectively helping venture funds, technology companies, family offices and social impact projects to bridge the gap to success by broadening their reach, developing strategic partnerships and increasing their revenue, profitability and impact.

Keith is highly sought after internationally to speak on the topics of Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency, Raising Capital, Investing, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Startups, Leadership, and Media Exposure. He presents to various audiences including fortune 100 & 500 companies, prominent Founders, C-Level Executives, VC & PE Firms, Family Offices, Developers & Professionals. He also regularly sits as a judge for tech startup pitch competitions alongside VCs, PE Firms and Tech Development Firms.

Keith is a contributing writer for Forbes, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Medium, LinkedIn Pulse and other media outlets. He also advises numerous blockchain organizations and is an Advisory Board Member of OneClickICO,, GetGlobal, and Omni Nano.

Keith aspires to engage with forward thinking tech companies interested in changing people’s lives. He is currently available for business consulting, as an advisor, for select speaking engagements and as a startup competition judge.

In his free time you can find him enjoying his family, supporting charities, mentoring underprivileged teens and young entrepreneurs and enjoying outdoor activities that keep him healthy and fit.


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