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 and the Former CEO of a digital currency exchange. He is also an avid investor in early stage companies. He has served on various blockchain advisory roles including Polymath and traditional advisory boards including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council. He currently consults organizations such as the United Nations (UN) on emerging technology solutions to help alleviate poverty, support business ecosystems, increase financial inclusion, and improve society at large 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”, as part of the Succeed Series and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator, one of the global elite accelerator programs operated by the venture fund SOSV with $500M+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX) which helps the best mobile startups from around the world acquire millions of users in Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe and South America 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. 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 blockchain at conferences globally including Money 20/20, Seamless, the World Blockchain Summit, Blockchain Economic Forum, Satoshi United, BlockShow by Coin Telegraph, Blockchain Pioneers Summit, Blockchain Technology Conference, ConnectTech Asia, The Global Innovation Forum, World Blockchain Forum and the World Blockchain Conference.
Aly holds a Master of Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University (清华大学), a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Singapore and France), and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto.