World renowned venture capitalist, Bill originally trained as a chip designer and joined LSI Logic, a seminal Silicon Valley startup formed by the CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor after earning a BSEE with Honors from University of Illinois. After completing a MBA at Harvard, he was issued badge #A001 at TSMC, now among the most valuable tech companies in the world. He has been a venture capitalist since 1991 and today is the Chairman of Treasure Data, a Board Member of Bitfury and Voxer. Bill was Founding Chairman and CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founding Chairman of IPinfusion. He has served as Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies that grew from startups he funded at their formative stages. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University.
George is the Vice Chairman of The BitFury Group, the world's leading Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of GCF, a $6 billion private equity partnership. George has worked for York Capital Management, AFK Sistema and Morgan Stanley. He obtained his MBA at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his MA at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. George is a member of Europe One YPO Club.
Founder and Director of First Block Capital, Canada’s first fully registered investment firm that invests in crypto assets. He has been in active in the blockchain space since early 2013 as partner in venture capital firm CrossPacific Capital and has been working full time on crypto projects since late 2016. He started his career at automotive multinational Daimler in the mid-1990s in several financial controling positions. In 2004 he co-founded China’s largest online video site Tudou.com, that was listed on the NASDAQ in 2011 and later taken private by Alibaba in a multi-billion dollar deal. He is a big believer that blockchain technology will completely change every aspect of business over the next couple of years and wants to actively support teams that put technology first.
Mr. Kurosaki started his business carrier at Intel Japan, and then founded Aisys Corporation in 1988. The company has been supporting Silicon Valley start-ups in entering Japanese market. To incubate startup companies, he provides hands-on support on all phases of establishing operations such as strategic partnerships, local management hiring, business development, etc. In 1999, he founded IT-Farm as one of very few hands-on type venture capital in Japan. Through all his carrier, he has built an incomparable network in both Japanese IT industries and executives in Silicon Valley.
With over 35 years in IT, Alex Petrov has the expertise in both hardware and software solutions. He has expertise in high-load systems optimization, databases, big-data analysis, data networking and communications on a large scale. He is a former IT security auditor, with specialties in business processes optimizations and crisis management. His track record includes the launch of new successful businesses and global consumer brands. He has been leading high-performance teams to enable fast and reliable transactions in world-renown cryptocurrencies, creating the ground for future growth with the Bitfury Group. Alex will be responsible for overseeing technical advisory efforts for Emercoin.
Founder of Bitt Inc. and Digital Asset Fund, is recognized as a leading Caribbean authority on digital currencies, math based protocols and blockchain technology. The Barbados-based entrepreneur is internationally-acknowledged as a pioneer in the digital currency evolution, having led the movement of Central Bank issued Cryptocurrencies and frontiered discussions on the subject of ‘Blockchain Technology’ at the Caribbean Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, multiple Central Bank forums and other world stages.
Gabriel's entrepreneurial mindset has allowed him to explore other avenues in the technology space founding new companies such as Digital Asset Fund amongst others. The Digital Asset Fund, or DAF, is the first Fund in the world to be focused on math based protocols.
Marc Taverner is head of business development at Bitfury Group. He brings 18 years of experience working with market leading, global technology companies to Bitfury. He is also the founder of a successful modem distribution company. Marc has held sales leadership roles with many leading technology companies, including the world's largest provider of unified communications services and market leaders in educational technology solutions. Marc received his BA Hons in European Business Studies from Brunel University, UK and Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand, France.