Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and the co-founder & CEO of Coinsilium, the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm (ISDX:COIN). In 2013, following nine years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy cofounded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups, and was recognized a year later as one of the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ in Blockchain along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. Eddy has led investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide including Factom, RSK Labs, Magnr and SatoshiPay. Coinsilium is also a leading provider of blockchain training for finance professionals and developers in the UK.
Fluent in three languages and with good notions of Mandarin Eddy has studied business and finance in Europe and completed the Stanford Financial Engineering program in Hong Kong. An early advocate of blockchain technologies, Eddy advises sovereign funds, private equity funds, government agencies and corporate leaders on blockchain strategy and how to harness the transformative power of these technologies. Eddy is a regular keynote speaker at events worldwide such as the Shanghai Lujiazui Fintech Summit, the CFA Institute blockchain events in Scandinavia, Fintech Storm in London, and booked to speak at Crowdsourcing Week this Fall and Dublin Tech Summit in Feb. 2017. Eddy delivered a speech about the blockchain revolution at TEDx IE Madrid in June 2016.