Manmeet is CFO & CIO of Emurgo, the commercial and venture arm of Cardano. He is also the Co-Founder of Y2X and a member of Blockchain for Europe. Manmeet is focused on utilizing blockchain to provide financial services for emerging market countries. Manmeet will be helping AlphaNu to commercialize our blockchain application through his vast network of connections and industry experience.
As Chief Financial and Investment Officer at EMURGO, the official commercial and venture arm of Cardano, Manmeet spearheads its global strategy focusing on building the accelerator, education and investment units of EMURGO.
Manmeet has navigated the startup world throughout his career, and over the past 6 years specifically focused on blockchain technology.
As a tech geek, he went from an interest in blockchain and its worldwide impact to actually running, mentoring and investing in blockchain businesses. This led him to gather deep knowledge and run his own blockchain investment firm.
He previously spent 15 years in China, establishing corporations to provide China focused strategy and private placement services, as well as co-founding in 2008 an IT education firm in partnership with IBM, local governments and universities.
Manmeet now holds a number of active positions in the blockchain space: he is Vice Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, Founding Member of Blockchain for Europe, Co-Founder of Y2X, Advisory Board Member at Bloq as well as Managing Partner of his private fund, Blockseed Ventures. He also is Managing Director at EMURGO & SOSV’s newly launched dLab blockchain accelerator.
2. How do you feel about blockchain’s future development?
I strongly believe in the transformative and disruptive capabilities of blockchain technology across many key touch points in our lives. Every day we are witnessing increasing adoption of blockchain technologies by major and mid-size corporations, government agencies and departments, financial institutions and even more importantly early stage startups. This level of interest and adoption would have been inconceivable, except by the staunchest of blockchain advocates, just 3 years ago. To me, this is the biggest validation of the power of the technology and a healthy indicator of its long term potential.
3. How did you first meet AlphaNu team?
I was introduced to the AlphaNu team through a common friend from the blockchain industry
4. What motivated you to become an advisor?
AlphaNu is working in a very interesting space between traditional financial markets and blockchain technology. It’s bridging the two by leveraging the transparency and disintermediation capabilities of blockchains which I think is a very interesting play.
5. How do you think AlphaNu will create change?
By enabling a fair ad transparent market place for investors to leverage the expertise of the most suitable algorithmic traders that have a proven track record.