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Blockweather Holdings- Entrepreneur of the Year

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Company: Blockweather Holdings, Kailua, HI, USA
Company Description: Blockweather Holdings was among the first five cryptocurrency hedge funds in the world, and it is currently the #1 ranked cryptocurrency hedge fund. Blockweather is among the only cryptocurrency hedge funds to offer services to both retail and institutional investors. Blockweather offers the public access to Wall Street traders with expertise in long/short trading, options, and pre-sale ICOs.
Nomination Category: Entrepreneur Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Entrepreneur of the Year - Financial Services

Nomination Title: Dr. David Henry - Surgeon, Entrepreneur, and Inventor

Tell the story about what this nominated entrepreneur has achieved since January 1 2017 (up to 650 words). Describe the impact he or she has had on your organization. Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

Dr. David Henry is a double-board certified surgeon, entrepreneur, and inventor. He moved to Hawaii to provide advanced laparoscopic surgery to the people of Hawaii. When competitors disrupted his practice, he founded Blockweather Holdings, one of the first cryptocurrency hedge funds in the world, with Shane Shields, MBA, who had previously designed and managed the network and security infrastructure of many billion-dollar hedge funds on Wall Street.

With his strong work ethic, Dr. Henry worked over 70 hours per week for two years straight to build Blockweather into a respected, ethical, reponsible, and successful company. In its second month, gross profit was $160,461, and net income was $121,429. Blockweather is now the #1 ranked cryptocurrency hedge fund in the world!

Though not required to do so, Dr. Henry wrote and requires that employees follow a strict Code of Ethics, similar to those used by Registered Investment Advisors.

A Delaware LLC, Blockweather is headquartered in Kailua, Hawaii. The main industry in Hawaii is tourism. College graduates with finance degrees often have to leave Hawaii, since there are few jobs in Hawaii in fintech, finance, and technology. Blockweather is one of few fintech companies in Hawaii and provides education, jobs, and revenue to the state. Dr. Henry has been personally involved in educating state legislators and the public on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency through radio appearances and by providing written and in-person testimonies to the state legislature.

Dr. Henry leads by example by working harder and longer hours than many salaried employees. Dr. Henry requires quality and outstanding customer service from his team.

To provide the best services to the Blockweather clients, Dr. Henry hired three professional traders with combined more than 70 years of trading experience, some on Wall Street with companies like JP Morgan. Dr. Henry's team specializes in long/short trading, options, futures, hedging, arbitrage, and pre-sale ICO investments. Blockweather is among the only companies in the world to be able to provide these services to retail investors, thus providing the public with responsible access to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency investments.

Dr. Henry has also filed for four patents and two trademarks and has additional innovations planned for 2018.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this nominated entrepreneur since the beginning of 2017.

-Founded one of the first cryptocurrency hedge funds in the world.
-Executed trades with up to 2,800% returns.
-Developed Blockweather to become now the #1 ranked cryptocurrency hedge fund in the world.
-Educated the public through radio interviews, conference attendance, and written and oral testimonies to the state legislature.
-Interviewed on CEO Money on iheartradio, and attended MoneyShow, Orlando 2018.
-Provided many fintech jobs in Hawaii, in which there are very few such jobs.
-Developed one of the only cryptocurrency hedge funds that offers services to retail investors.
-Provided clients with average returns of 9.8-16% per month since fund inception!
-Among the only cryptocurrency hedge funds with a Code of Ethics.
-Filed for four patents and two trademarks.