@ Regional Director Asia Pacific, IOV Labs
Eddy Travia has been a pioneer investor in blockchain technology companies since 2013 and the Regional Director Asia Pacific at IOV Labs since February 2020 via a Singapore-based joint venture between IOV Labs and Coinsilium Group.
IOV Labs is focused on developing the platforms needed for a new blockchain-based financial system that will enable worldwide financial inclusion and bridge the gap between these nascent technologies and mass adoption. The organisation currently develops the most popular implementations of the RSK Smart Contract Network, RIF and Taringa’s platforms.
Eddy is also co-founder and CEO of Coinsilium Group, a London-listed venture builder, investor and advisor of early-stage blockchain technology companies. In July 2013, following 9 years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, 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.
Eddy has led early-stage investments in more than 20 blockchain companies around the world. Eddy has delivered two TEDx Talks about blockchain (TEDxIEMadrid in 2016 and TEDxINSEAD in 2018) and is a regular keynote speaker at blockchain conferences worldwide.