Fintech Lead, OurCrowd
Josh Liggett works on the Investments team at OurCrowd, focusing on Fintech and Blockchain. His first exposure to the pain points fintech companies solve was dealing with traditional factors in the mid 2000’s while running an e-commerce clothing company. Soon after moving to Israel, Josh got involved in the Israeli Fintech scene. He started writing for the fintech media site Tearsheet in early 2016, where he covered payments and blockchain, joining OurCrowd a year later. Since then he has been investing in the blockchain space, speaking at events, and helping early stage blockchain companies grow. He has a true entrepreneurial spirit, and has made angel investments, sat on the board of financial institutions, and coordinated business development strategies to help his investments grow. Other roles include mentor at the Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv, Barclays Rise Ambassador, and Board Advisor & Mentor at Blockchain Israel.
- Posted on: 06/03/2020Ally summer internships go virtual in wake of coronavirus pandemic
I actually have a college student remotely interning for me right now, and there are def pros and cons to it. We have daily zoom meetings, use google docs to collaborate, and chat over slack/what'sapp, so no shortage in terms of tools to work together. At the same time, you def loose a bit of that "personal" touch since we've never met f2f, along with the experience (in my intern's case) of working in a different city/state/country. But since we're in different zip codes, I have him work on things while I'm asleep and then can review them in the morning. It just makes it even more important to provide clear directions since I may not be accessible to answer questions during all his working hours. At the end of the day, I think it's def doable to have internships remote, but believe you do lose out on a lot of the "soft skills/experience" that would've come with it. To me, these skills may be even more essential than the hard skill experience interns come away with at the end of an internship.