Aly Madhavji is Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund. In this chat we discuss his slightly sketchy first experience with crypto, tokens vs equity investing, biggest opportunities right now to invest in, obstacles faced by blockchain companies, working with the United Nations and how blockchain is helping charities and the unbanked, the present and future of blockchain, Asia vs USA in adopting crypto, and the latest news in Asia surrounding crypto including the US China trade wars and recent currency scandal.
Aly Madhavji 穆亚霖 is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier Start-ups and consults companies and governmental organizations on emerging technologies. He is a Senior Investment Advisor to BitBlock Capital and Fiat Capital Fund, and a Co-Founder of a digital currency exchange. He has served on various blockchain advisory roles including Polymath and traditional advisory boards including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council. He consults organizations such as the United Nations (UN) on emerging technology solutions to help alleviate poverty, support business ecosystems, and increase financial inclusion to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books, including the award-winning book titled, “Your Guide to Succeed in University”, and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator operated by SOSV with $500M+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX) with 167 million users on its smartphone platform. Aly was previously a Consultant focused on corporate turnarounds and worked on strategy for PayPal and INSEAD. He has lived and worked across 4 continents (North/South America, Europe, and Asia) with PwC, PayPal, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and INSEAD. Aly holds a Master of Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University, a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Singapore and France), and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto.
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