Straight Up Capital was founded in 2017. Since then our mission has been to provide educational investment leadership in an evolving digital world, where technology and finance are at the forefront of innovation. We strive to promote insight that encourages continued growth and advancement in this new financial ecosystem of digital assets and blockchain technology. While being on the cutting edge of any idea can have uncertainties, this pervasive technology provides for a safer, cheaper, and more efficient form of transacting in what is now a truly global economy.
Founder, Sean Keefe, gained his inspiration for innovation during his law school days in Boulder, Colorado. Back in 2014. Sean saw that tech-driven, startup incubatory towns like Boulder, Silicon Valley, and Austin were fertile grounds for innovation and well ahead of his hometown of telecom-centric, Philadelphia, in terms of entrepreneurship and technological contributions domestically in the U.S. With that insight observed and considered, it quickly became apparent that by starting the fund in Philadelphia he could in turn help his own city benefit from a breath of innovative energy. To date, Sean has appeared and lent his opinion in a number of regional and national news interviews, including Yahoo Finance, Cheddar News, NBC10, PBS, and Philly Business Journal.
"Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way."
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Sean is a graduate of Syracuse University magna cum laude and the University of Colorado Law School. While at Colorado Law, Sean was an active member in the Boulder tech and venture capital community. While serving as the Executive Chair of the Transactional Division of the law school, Sean and his partner won the National Intellectual Property Transactional LawMeets competition. Sean also helped teach in the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program, teaching graduate level engineering classes in Telecom Business & Strategy, and Telecom Policy & Regulation.
Sean likes to talk about bitcoin and blockchain. He's interested in far out ideas and over the horizon technologies. Currently, he invests in digital assets, like bitcoin, and blockchain tech because the Internet works best when it makes the world a better place. He tries to do his part with periodic writings on his LinkedIn about technology, blockchain, innovation, finance, and digital assets. In his community, Sean is a founding Board of Director on the Diversity in Blockchain Philly Chapter.
Steve is an experienced cryptocurrency investor and blockchain professional. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he focused his studies in business management. Upon graduating he found himself in the field of construction management, which led him into the renewable energy sector, where he began to develop his acumen working with emerging technologies.
As head of investor relations, Steve believes educating clients and the public on the benefits of digital assets and blockchain technology is paramount. With strong personal skills and a focus on exceptional communication, he is seen as a valued liaison between investors and their assets.