Founded in 2019, CrossTower is a digital assets capital markets firm founded by financial industry veterans on a mission to bring digital asset trading and investing to institutional and professional traders. The firm first launched a multi-asset trading platform last year, and has since expanded to include a capital markets desk with best-in-class services and products tailored to the needs of hedge funds, family offices and other markets participants.
CrossTower has leveraged its vast experience in trading, technology, operational infrastructure, innovative pricing, regulations and compliance to open up digital assets to a sophisticated audience.
CrossTower brings Wall Street experience to the crypto community in India. CrossTower founders have more than 20 years of international trading and investment experience. No other Crypto company in India brings that level of experience to the service of the crypto trading community in India.
Kapil is the Co-Founder and CEO of CrossTower. He is a financial services industry veteran, having previously held senior leadership roles at NYSE, Bats, ISE and Cboe. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kapil was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at AlphaPoint. His background also includes product and technology leadership roles at NYSE, AT&T, and Aithent. Kapil’s accomplishments include managing four equity options exchanges at Cboe, launching a new options exchange at Bats, and building multiple innovative trading products at ISE. Kapil holds an MBA from Fordham University.
Kristin is the Co-Founder and President of CrossTower. Kristin is a structured products, regulatory, and digital asset expert with over 20 years of experience in capital markets on the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kristin was the Chief Legal Officer at AlphaPoint, Managing Director of an algorithmic trading platform at Guggenheim, and Special Counsel at Schulte Roth. While at Schulte Roth, Kristin founded the Structured Products and Derivatives division and led the regulatory group for Dodd Frank. Kristin also founded the Digital Asset Legal Alliance (DARLA) and Women in Derivatives (WIND). Kristin earned her law degree and MBA at Northeastern University and holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Vikas is CEO of CrossTower - India. He has 20+ years of experience in business leadership and building businesses from inception. He has worked at Senior Leadership roles at Goldman Sachs, UK. He has also worked as Technical Lead at Sony, Singapore and Conoco, UK. Vikas holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences.