Current Projects

I am always working on a number of projects, both personal and professional. Below are a few of the projects and businesses that I am devoting much of my time to. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these, feel free to drop me a line. I love partnering and supporting various professional and creative endeavors.


Writing

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I write on Medium about personal finance, technology, startups, the gig economy, urban exploration, investing, marketing, transportation, and cryptocurrencies. I am the editor of several Medium publications, including Blogging Guide, Making Money Online, and Black Edge Consulting. I have also written several op-eds for various institutions, such as The Embassy of Bangladesh.


Black Edge Consulting

Black Edge Consulting is a strategic communications firm, specializing in online reputation management, digital marketing, and crisis management. Black Edge Consulting provides unique client solutions by utilizing data scientists, opposition researchers, white-hat hackers, and competitive intelligence operatives.

We help clients around the world with their specialized digital marketing needs. Many of our clients are formally or informally associated with political campaigns, lobbying firms, private investigators, and public relations/crisis management companies.

We pride ourselves on offering services that other firms are not technologically capable of, or in many cases, even aware of. We have yet to encounter a problem that we cannot fix.


Cryptocurrency Alliance Super PAC

The Cryptocurrency Alliance is an independent expenditure-only committee (Super PAC). The Cryptocurrency Alliance Super PAC was created to raise awareness about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, counter the relentless propaganda espoused by the global banking elite who are threatened by a decentralized currency, and to oppose legislation and political candidates who intend to regulate cryptocurrencies at the expense of consumer privacy.

Not only am I a passionate cryptocurrency advocate, but I was an early Bitcoin/Ethereum investor. I receive a lot of cryptocurrency-related inquiries, but only examine those in my role as an investor. The Cryptocurrency Alliance Super PAC does not invest or finance these endeavors. Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate’s Committee.

If you are looking for more information about cryptocurrency regulation and advocacy, check out our official website.


Private Equity Investments

Botticello is a privately owned investment company. The company owns and operates a diversified collection of business interests, including: private equity investments, real estate development, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and several e-commerce  businesses.

Below is a sample of some of the private equity investments we have made in various privately held companies. Several of these have since gone public, including: Anaplan, Dropbox, DocuSign, Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest.

We are not currently accepting investments (even from accredited investors) but we are always looking to source late stage secondary investment opportunities. If you are an employee with options or shares in a privately held company and are seeking liquidity, please contact us.

We are not currently accepting investments (even from accredited investors) but we are always looking to source late stage secondary investment opportunities. If you are an employee with options or shares in a privately held company and are seeking liquidity, please contact us.

Disclaimer: Botticello, nor any of its affiliates or principles provide investment advice or make investment recommendations. No communication, through this website or in any other medium, should be construed as a recommendation for any security offering on or off this investment platform. Regulation D 506 (b) and (c) private placement offerings on this Site are only available to “accredited investors” who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk associated with these transactions. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority has recommended or approved any investment or the accuracy or completeness of any of the information or materials provided by or through this website.


Guerrilla Art/Urban Exploration

Guerrilla art is a street art movement that first emerged in the UK, but has since spread across the world and is now established in most countries that already had developed graffiti scenes.

I have been an active in various guerrilla art and urban exploration (URBEX) groups for years. I’ve explored dozens of the most inaccessible and abandoned buildings, including: psychiatric hospitals, schools, churches, underground tunnel networks, industrial facilities, prisons, and even entire abandoned towns. Below are a few samples:

Some of my photography can be licensed for free through Unsplash. Others can be found on my Instagram, or licensed through various stock photography agencies to third party sources.

If you are looking to turn your smart phone pictures into a steady stream of passive income, check out my article on getting started as a stock photographer.

If you are looking to get into urban exploration or photography of abandoned locations, I have put together a list of some useful tools that are available on Amazon. Please exercise caution, be aware of local trespass laws, and obey all applicable laws.