“The next decade of business is not the social web, big data, the cloud, robotics, or even artificial intelligence. It’s the blockchain.”
The Blockchain revolution
Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, a consulting firm focused on early-stage, high growth companies in the Canadian and U.S. Capital markets. He is also co-author of a new book: ‘Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.’
Alex was Director of Institutional Equity Sales at Canaccord Genuity Inc. from 2008 to 2015. He managed a diverse client base of value, growth, long/short equity, merger-arbitrage and activist investors, including many of the largest asset managers in Canada and some of the largest hedge funds in New York. A graduate of Amherst College and a CFA Charterholder, Alex serves as a research fellow for the Global Solutions Network (GSN) program at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Business in Toronto and sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Alex is an expert in early-stage, high growth companies and path-breaking business ventures. A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technologies as key to start-up success, he believes the emerging blockchain platform will provide significant entrepreneurial opportunities as it revolutionizes the way we transact our lives.
With an in-depth knowledge of blockchain’s transformative capabilities, Alex addresses its potential applications in global finance, government, healthcare and education.