Advisory Board

Eddy Travia

Eddy Travia is Chief Startup Officer and Cofounder at Seedcoin and Founder of the Bitcoin Institute.
Seedcoin is the world’s first seed-stage bitcoin startup virtual incubator. The objective of Seedcoin is to incubate and fund cryptocurrency startups developing products and services such as exchanges, web & mobile payment solutions, applications, and hardware and then guide them through the first key stages of their development. Seedcoin aims to develop at least 15 bitcoin-centric startups in the first year of incubation. Seedcoin incubates both its own bitcoin business ideas and external seed-stage startups.
The Bitcoin Institute is a think tank devoted to independent research focused on the challenges and opportunities of the integration of cryptocurrencies in society and their impact on the economy.
Eddy has been active in deal structuring, fund management, and private equity investments in China for the last eight years (closing deals in China’s retail, FMCG, agrifood, hi-tech, and new media). He has been doing sourcing and qualification of startups as investment targets in emerging markets such as South East Asia, Turkey, and MENA.
Eddy earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the International University of Monaco in 1992. He studied Financial Engineering at Stanford University from 2007 to 2008 in an executive-level program designed for investment professionals.
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