Fintech Expert Michael Pearl Joins Kirobo as COOMay 21, 2021
Tel Aviv-based Kirobo, a startup working on decentralized solutions, has appointed Michael Pearl as the company’s new chief operating officer, who already took up his new role.
Pearl joined the company weeks after it raised $5 million in funding from DigiMax, another company providing Artificial Intelligence and crypto technology solutions. His role in the company will be crucial as the startup is planning to utilize the proceeds in launching wealth management and more crypto transaction products.
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“I’m delighted and thrilled to be joining the winning team of Kirobo,” Pearl told Finance Magnates. “Kirobo’s groundbreaking technology has already revolutionized the way people transfer cryptocurrency, and it has a bevy of new (and even more exciting) products, set to be released in 2021.”
“I aim to help Kirobo scale and expand its growing community of users – with the purpose of becoming one of the main cornerstones in the world of DeFi.”
A Fintech Industry Expert
Pearl is a fintech industry insider spending almost a decade with several companies in the space. He joined Kirobo from Natural Intelligence where he spent less than a year as the head of content, where he oversaw the related needs of the company’s fintech unit.
Prior to that, he spent almost half a decade with Finance Magnates. He joined the organization as its head of intelligence in 2015 and separated as the director of content. There, he oversaw the intelligence department and overlooked the strategy and activities of the financial news platform. He also managed a global content team, among his other duties in the company.
He also spent a year as an editor and a correspondent at Tel Aviv-based media house Calcalist.
Pearl is a law graduate with a master’s degree in international relations, obtaining both degrees from the University of Haifa. Apart from his mandatory defense services, he also served as a senior parliamentary advisor at the Knesset.
At Kirbo, he joined the small team, which is aggressively expanding. Founded in 2018, the startup has already developed a solution that allows the cancellation of a transaction, if sent to the wrong address and is in talks with multiple cryptocurrency exchanges to integrate its solution.
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