Brock Pierce (Keynote Speaker)

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Blockchain Capital

Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. His level of domain knowledge and deep connections in gaming, Blockchain technology and the digital currency space are unparalleled. Mr. Pierce pioneered the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $200 million for companies he founded. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital.

Blockchain Capital is the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies and the Bitcoin ecosystem. The firm is also the first venture fund in the world to do an ICO. Blockchain Capital has made more than 70 investments in the sector. The firm was recently named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook.

Mr. Pierce is the founder of IMI Exchange, the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion and investors such as Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners, which was sold in 2016 for more than $100 million. He founded ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers, which was acquired by Tencent in 2012. Mr. Pierce founded IGE, the pioneer of digital currency in online games, achieving revenues exceeding $100 million in 2006 and sold in 2007. Mr. Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowd sale. He’s also a founding board member of the Omni Foundation, which launched the first ICO in the summer of 2013, D10e, Tether, GoCoin, Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Five Delta (sold NASDAQ: SRAX), Evertune, GamesTV, and Digital Entertainment Network.

Mr. Pierce is faculty at the Singularity University and is a sought-after speaker who has spoken at the Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford, USC, and UCLA. He attended the University of Southern California.