Eddy Travia has been a pioneer investor in blockchain technology companies since 2013. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Coinsilium, a London and US-listed Blockchain, DeFi and Crypto Finance venture operator. He has recently been appointed as Regional Director, Asia Pacific of IOV Labs. In July 2013, following 9 years as a private equity fund manager in China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Eddy co-founded the world’s first global incubator of blockchain 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 (AQSE:COIN) (OTCQB:CINGF). Eddy has led early-stage investments in more than 20 blockchain companies around the world including SatoshiPay, RSK, Blox and Indorse. He has advised several blockchain companies including ICON, MedicalChain and Fantom. Eddy has delivered numerous keynotes about blockchain (including TEDx IE Madrid and TEDx INSEAD) and advises corporate executives and regulators on the transformative impact of blockchain technology.