Aly Madhavji 穆亚霖 is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund, Senior Investment Advisor to BitBlock Capital and Fiat Capital Fund, and a Co-Founder and the Former CEO of a digital currency exchange. He is also an avid investor in early stage companies, digital currencies, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). He has served on various token advisory boards including Polymath, Hurify, Cryptyk and traditional advisory roles including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council. He currently consults organizations such as the United Nations (UN) on FinTech and Blockchain solutions to help alleviate poverty, support business ecosystems, increase financial inclusion, and improve society at large. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books, including the award-winning book titled, “Your Guide to Succeed in University”, as part of the Succeed Series. 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. He also holds the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Investment Manager designations.
Aly is a highly sought-after industry thought leader and has spoken about the blockchain and cryptocurrency and surrounding issues at many conferences globally including Money 20/20 (one of the top FinTech conferences globally), the World Blockchain Summit (WBS), Blockchain Economic Forum, Satoshi United, BlockShow by Coin Telegraph, Blockchain Pioneers Summit, Blockchain Technology Conference, BLC-Summit, ConnectTech Asia, World Blockchain Forum (WBF) and the World Blockchain Conference (WBC). He is working with the United Nations (UN) to consult and advise them on emerging technologies to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
#Ep. 25: The balance between ROI and Social Impact: A conversation with the Blockchain Founders Fund
January 29th, 2019 | 36 mins 52 secs
funds, impact report, investment, social, sto, un
In the 25th episode, (wow it has been 25 episodes already), Ahmed and and Faisal sit down with the Managing Partner of the Blockchain Founders Fund, Aly Madhavji to discuss their work with the UN, STO's and investments in the blockchain space both with a ROI lens and a social lens.