Eddy Travia is the CEO and co-founder of London-listed Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN). Earlier today he sat down with Finance Magnates to talk about Coinsilium’s portfolio of interests in blockchain companies from around the world, including Factom, RSK Labs, CoinDash and Indorse.
The interview was broadcast live and a video recording is available here:
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Among the topics we discussed were the importance of China to the blockchain startup ecosystem, RootStock’s answer to Ethereum, ICO regulations in different parts of the world, how he decides whether or not to invest in a venture and his views on the long term effects from the hacking of the CoinDash ICO.
Coinsilium was originally set up to offer investors exposure to opportunities in the fast-growing blockchain industry via a recognized stock exchange (NEX Exchange).
In July 2017, the company announced an exit on one of its seed investments, SatoshiPay, after less than two years with a valuation uplift of 363%.
Travia has been living and working in China/Hong Kong for the past ten years where he has managed private equity investment funds focusing on Greater China. Previously, he was the Director of Admissions of a technology MBA (Theseus MBA) in Sophia Antipolis (France) now part of EDHEC business school.
Travia completed the Stanford Financial Engineering program for finance executives in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in private equity, deal structuring, due diligence supervision and advising foreign funds and angel investors investing in emerging markets.