Charles Read

Based inGeneva, Switzerland
FocusEarly Growth Strategy

Charles leads growth and partnerships at Rarestone, as well as general oversight over global Rarestone operations. He also helps Rarestone’s portfolio projects with strategy, day-to-day support and user acquisition.

Charles started his career as an SC cleared executive search consultant for several Government & Defense agencies which ultimately led to his introduction to blockchain in 2016. Less than a year later, Charles went full-time into crypto and migrated to Singapore where he served as a lead analyst at a crypto-focused analytics firm, Rowlingstone Research. He then went on to act as an independent analyst for HNWI’s and early crypto funds where he grew his venture network extensively and honed skills in growth hacking and marketing strategy for crypto startups, which later led him to assist in leading investor relations for Evernym, and then support the launch of Zumo’s Non-Custodial smart wallet as Head of Growth.

An active angel investor, he most recently invested in Biconomy and Crucible Network. He has also helped dozens of projects raise capital from angel as well as traditional institutional investors. Charles continues to serve as an advisor independently to several projects in the space, including Terra Virtua and Orion Protocol.

Charles has a passion for street photography, writing, gaming and travelling the world (20+ countries visited). He’s also an avid art (and NFT) collector.  He’s father to a young daughter, River.