Ari Lewis

Corporate Innovation Strategy Expert


Are You Thinking About The Future?

Ari Lewis is a recognized expert and thought leader on corporate innovation strategy. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences and has been quoted in VentureBeat, Crain's Cleveland, Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Hedge Fund Alert, Business Insider, American Banker, Cheddar, Bitcoin Magazine and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Mr. Lewis is a co-founder and managing director at Green Block Group, a strategic consulting firm. While at Green Block Group, he was hired as a cryptocurrency advisor to the State of Ohio's Treasurer's office. Ari is also the co-founder of Grasshopper Capital, a venture capital firm investing in blockchain focused companies. Ari sold a majority stake in Grasshopper Capital Capital to Token Capital Management in December 2018 and is currently a partner with the fund. In that role, he helped Ohio become the first state in the country to accept cryptocurrency for taxes. He previously was a technical consultant at Bell Falls Search & Consulting. Before that, he founded Koalah, a betting website using bitcoin.




Cleveland & NYC

➤ Interests

  • Fintech

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

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