Investor, author, speaker


Wrestling with and investing in Web 3.0, the next Web paradigm

I’ve been working and investing in emergent tech as an autodidact for 17 years, starting out at the beginning of Web 2.0, during the emergence of 'the social web'.

I've witnessed the utopic euphoria that accompanies a emergent paradigm, seen the complex socio-economic realities that follow and helped some of the world's biggest companies try to adapt.

This has made me a cautious optimist, pragmatist and sometimes controversial polemicist in how I talk about blockchains and Web 3.0.

Back in 2012 I saw blockchains, smart contracts and cryptographically secure tokens in combination with other innovations in AI would birth the next phase of The Web.

As an early investor in Bitcoin and Ether I went 'all in' during 2013 founding Outlier Ventures, Europe’s 1st venture fund and platform dedicated to blockchain and Web 3.0.

Since then we have gone on to become a world leading VC in the space and lead investor and strategic partner to billion dollar initiatives like IOTA, Evernym (Sovrin), Botanic (Seed) and to name a few.

We have gone on to lead the industry and pioneer the ‘convergence thesis’ which looks at the emergent opportunity of where blockchain-like decentralised technologies combine with other areas of deep tech like AI, IoT, Autonomous Robotics, 3D Printing and Mixed Reality and act as an accelerator.

I'm a regular keynote speaker, panelist, published author and media commentator.