McKeon is Assoc. Professor of Finance at University of Oregon and Partner at Collaborative Fundeading the Collab+Currency portfolio. His research focuses on cryptoassets, security issuance, and M&A and has been published in top finance journals and has appeared in media outlets such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and NY Times.
His professional experience includes six years as a chief financial officer and involvement with several venture backed start-up firms and token projects as an advisor and board director. He has co-founded a venture fund, a real estate development firm, and Skyward, a commercial drone software company, which was acquired by Verizon in 2017. Prof. McKeon teaches valuation, FinTech, and venture capital at Univ. of Oregon, as well as blockchain regulation in UC Berkeley’s Blockchain Unlocked program. Steve has authored several articles on tokenized securities, most notably “Traditional Asset Tokenization,” and “The Security Token Thesis.”