Aly Madhavji 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. He has served on various blockchain advisory boards including Polymath and traditional advisory roles 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. 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, the World Blockchain Summit, Blockchain Economic Forum, Satoshi United, BlockShow by Coin Telegraph, Blockchain Pioneers Summit, Blockchain Technology Conference, ConnectTech Asia, World Blockchain Forum and the World Blockchain Conference. 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.