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Shashank Pattekar

Financial markets professional turned FinTech enthusiast, Shashank has a passion for exploring the possibilities of disruption in this new, tech-informed era of finance. After a successful career in London working in the Commodity markets Derivatives in London, as well as stints with investment banks Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, he opted in 2013 to switch to a more location-independent career. In the process, he developed a keen interest in writing about contemporary subjects including FinTech and blockchain, alongside more traditional topics related to finance, economics and current affairs. Shashank is currently an advisor to a new London FinTech firm, and has worked with a range of teams around the world in developing blockchain-based projects, mainly in a financial and marketing capacities. Embracing the increasingly popular digital nomad lifestyle, he is also a keen traveller which provides his writing with a distinctly global perspective. Shashank can be reached at shashank@datadriveninvestor.com