We connect great ideas with great people.

Connecting Great Ideas with Great People

What We Do

100X advisors is a full-service blockchain advisory firm focused on helping mature infrastructure projects blossom on a global level by leveraging one-of-a-kind business relationships with innovative growth strategies.

The Team

Ian Balina

General Partner

Ian Balina is an influential Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor, Advisor, and Evangelist. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Street, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine for his work in analytics, cryptocurrencies, and entrepreneurship.

A former Analytics Evangelist at IBM, Ian has brought a data-driven, 'money-ball' approach to investing in cryptocurrency token sales (ICOs) called ``Token Metrics``.

Diego Lara

Managing Partner

With an extensive background in blockchain and ICO analysis, Diego Lara is now a founding partner at 100XAdvisors. He has been featured in several high acclaimed global panel discussions that have been instrumental in driving new blockchain projects. Since his involvement in the blockchain space, Diego has traveled to over 30 countries focused on structuring an interoperable global network. Diego also has played a prominent role in closing high value contracts for the team and his drive is passioned by the goal to one day bring cryptocurrencies and blockchain into mainstream adoption.

Kosta Olabountou

Head of Operations

Kosta Olabountou is a Blockchain Advisor and a Systems Advisor for Victoria University in Australia. Kosta is an investor in multiple assets such as Cryptocurrencies, Real Estate and Precious Metals. Kosta oversees the day-to-day activities of the company, and mostly filtering through contracts and picking out great projects to work with.

Fluent in English and Russian languages.

Ugo Nduaguba

Managing Partner

Ugo Nduaguba is a seasoned ICO investor and advisor. He is a co-founder of Cryptocollective, a company that specializes in ICO advising and Masternodes. Ugo is also part of the``Diary of a Made man`` series, which is a crypto show that shows the in and outs of key decision making within the crypto industry.

A former financial analyst and option trader, Ugo brings a strong financial acumen to the cryptocurrency industry with an emphasis on token metrics and profitability.



Leverage key relationships with renowned funds and accredited investors to provide funding at any stage of project development

Strategic Partnerships

Generating introductions to reputable companies and assisting in closing win-win business deals.

Token Metrics

Quantitative and qualitative analysis on token sale parameters using data and analytics from successful blockchain projects.

Technical Code Review

Product and source code review, auditing and testing by a team of all-star developers.

Exchange Listings

Providing introductions to some of the world's best exchanges.

Liquidity Support – OTC

Introductions to liquidity providers for over the counter liquidity support.


Assisting and connecting teams to legal experts on business, token sales, private placements, and capital raising.

Branding & Marketing

Creating a unique and contagious brand through innovative marketing and strategy.

Universal Exposure

Connections with key social influencers that can provide projects with global awareness and mainstream adoption.

Community Building

Organically creating a highly-engaged and authentic community from the ground up using community events and social media platforms.

Content Creation & Distribution

Assisting with viral content creation and distribution via an international media production team.


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