Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-quoted venture builder, accelerator and investor in early-stage blockchain technology companies. In July 2013, following several years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups and, in May 2014, was named among the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards. Coinsilium was the first blockchain company to join a stock exchange via an IPO in 2015 (NEX:COIN). Eddy has led early-stage investments in 18 blockchain companies around the world including Factom, RSK, Blox and Indorse and has advised 15 ICOs which have collectively raised more than US$500 million (i.e. ICON, GBX, Fantom..). Eddy also regulary delivers keynote speeches on blockchain and advises corporates and regulators. Eddy completed the Financial Engineering executive program held in Hong Kong for investment and finance professionals offered by the Stanford University Department of Management Science and Engineering faculty.