Partners & Advisors

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Partners & Advisors

Lydia.Capital is managed by it’s partners alongside a board of advisors. We have hand-picked our team, to cover a wide range of skills, experiences, and connections. In order to deliver results for our investors we are committed to staying focused on trends, people, projects, and environment.

Our partners and advisors have all been responsible for creating and growing successful businesses across a range of industry sectors. We are entrepreneurs, investors, traders, analysts, and wealth managers. In order to be successful in the nascent and fast-moving blockchain sector, we need to be agile, bold, tactical, and networked. Every Lydia advisor brings their own sub-set of skills an experience.

Our Advisors are all highly-respected practioners in various aspects of blockchain technology and investing. They are hand-picked for their track-record, skills, experience, and connections.

Henok Tekle

Henok Tekle

Advisor - Partner Coinsortium

Hen is a blockchain angel investor, a token sale advisor and a cryptoassets fund manager. He is a regular speaker at international conferences with particular expertise on the future of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Hen is also a partner in Alphachain, a crypto hedge-fund.

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Johan Staël von Holstein

Advisor

Johan is a notorious serial entrepreneur who has spent 20+ years challenging the status quo of numerous industries through digital innovation. Johan is currently working with blockchain startup, Starflow, mentoring the CEO, and sharing his experience and network, helping to pave way for Starflow to become a true industry leader and success story.

Angel Salazar

Angel Salazar

Advisor, Founder of OnixCoin

Angel is best known as the founder and inspiration behind Onix, the first cryptocurrency in Venezuela. In a country known for it's economic challenges and fiscal instability, Onix aims to improve the lives of Venezuelans, and those across Latin America and beyond. Angel advised the government on their use of blockchain, and has expertise across a wide gamut of the blockchain industry. He is a serial entrepreneur, a blockchain and entrepreneurship spokesman and has founded several IT startups in areas including software outsourcing.

Marina Codaro

Marina Codaro

Event Director

Marina is a highly motivated young professional with extensive experience in financial planning. She worked in the finance department for The Walt Disney Company for 5 years where she got used to working independently in a fast paced deadline driven environment. Her excellent communication and interpersonal skills took her to major in Tourism and Hospitality and later on to set up her own global educational events company.

The Passport Club is currently working to create events with British boarding schools and Universities to give Latin American children the opportunity to study in the most exclusive schools in the UK. Marina is the Event Planning Director for Lydia Capital, taking care of all educational Blockchain Events. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian and is passionate about multicultural environments, she currently chooses to live between London and Buenos Aires.

Pavlos Joseph

Pavlos Joseph

Advisor

Pavlos is a UK based blockchain project advisor, consultant and enthusiast with an extensive network in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

He provides best of breed service aggregation for companies looking to expand into the world of blockchain. He comes from a regulated background within real estate and is an associate of the RICS.

Francisco Oropeza

Francisco Oropeza

Blockchain Analyst

Francisco studied at University College Monseñor de Talavera and José María Vargas University in Argentina and is self-taught in Blockchain technology. He is qualified in Business Management.

At Lydia, Francisco loves reviewing white papers and studying both token models and commercial viability. He combines technical and commercial knowledge to help assess both new projects and those already trading on exchanges. He is also a member of ONIX Club Argentina.

Marcus Cent

Marcus Cent

Partner

Marcus has a 20+ year career in Internet startups. He has founded or co-founded close to a dozen businesses since his first startup in 1997. He has been investing in technology stocks since the early 90s and started taking an interest in blockchain and crypto investing in 2017.

Marcus has a 20+ year career in Internet startups. He has founded or co-founded close to a dozen businesses since his first startup in 1997. Some of those have grown to 200+ staff with revenues of more than $60m. He has had multiple successful exits and continues to invest in digital businesses in addition to building his own portfolio of blockchain projects. See more at http://ma.rcus.co.uk

Nick Turner

Nicholas Turner MA (Hons)

Board of Advisors - Head of Capital Raising

Adventuring at a young age to over 120 countries Nicholas quickly discovered a passion for real estate. Starting his career in property gave him the opportunity to learn through mentorship and guidance from some of the very best in the industry. Nicholas has a deep understanding of international property markets, notably the UAE, UK, and USA and has worked with both Residential and Commercial real estate investment since 2005 holding senior management roles in several companies.

Nicholas has extensive experience working closely with HNWI and family offices in structuring deals to invest in emerging markets and blockchain technology. He currently sits on the boards of Capital Assured, Algodon Luxury Wines and Development Group (VINO), Teamworks SRL, Rio Hills Development Group and Lydia Capital. Nicholas is fluent in five languages, has influential skills at all levels of management and holds an MA (Hons) in Interpreting and Translating from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.