Founder and Managing Partner: Austin Milliken Strategy Focus: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate, Venture Capital, Direct Deals Geographic Coverage: North America and Europe

Austin Milliken | Founder and Managing Partner

Austin Milliken is Co-founder and Managing Member of MC Aureate. MC Aureate is San Francisco Bay based and provides early-stage cannabis, fintech, crypto, and entertainment companies advisory and capital raising services. Austin has 20 plus years of experience in trading, asset management, consulting, financial advisory and capital raising. Most recently he has been working as a HNW investment advisor and portfolio manager. Additionally, he provides fractional CFO services for early-stage companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Austin started his career at Montgomery Securities (Banc of America) on the institutional listed trading desk before moving to hedge fund portfolio management. The bulk of his hedge fund life was spent at Parallax Fund in San Francisco as a derivatives volatility trader and portfolio manager. Austin studied Economics at Columbia University, is a certified FRM, and currently holds the Series 7,63,65 registrations with FINRA.

Chris Cummock | Managing Director

Mr. Chris Cummock is the Managing Director of MC Aureate. Prior to MC Aureate, Mr. Cummock was an Investment Advisor at Tamalpais Asset Management, LLC. Mr. Cummock was the Principal for the Family Office Wealth Management and Investments at Cummock Asset Management. Mr. Cummock was the Co-Founder, CCO, and Managing Director at Onsa (formerly TokenValut and Vaultbank). Prior to Onsa, Mr. Cummock was an Associate and Analyst and Investors Capital Partners focusing on relationships with counterparties which included all bulge banks for credit transactions, major brokerages for syndicate as well as day-trading operations to mitigate counterparty-risk for larger trades over $10M notional. Previously, Mr. Cummock served as a Senior Finance, Business & Data Analyst for Newbuilds at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.  Mr. Cummock previously worked with ThyssenKrupp, Cross Keys Capital, LLC in the finance sector. Mr. Cummock was a Paralegal at Jerome Reisman PA and a Development Project Manager and Real Estate Broker at Holly Real Estate. Mr. Cummock has obtained his B.A in Global Business at the University of Southern California. He has also obtained a Master’s in Finance and an International Master’s in Business Administration from the Florida International University. Mr. Cummock is actively pursuing his SIE and other registrations with FINRA.