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Alex Tapscott

CEO & Founder, Northwest Passage Ventures

Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, a VC firm that invests in companies in the blockchain market. For seven years in the Canadian and U.S. Capital markets, Alex has worked tirelessly to help entrepreneurs realize their goals, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in critical growth capital and providing sound advice and counsel.

A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technology, Alex is also the co-author with Don Tapscott of the book: Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology behind bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, which was published by Penguin Random House in 2016. Alex served as a research fellow for the Global Solutions Network (GSN) program at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. In 2014, he published the white paper “A Bitcoin Governance Network.”

Alex is also a strong supporter of mental health research and currently sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) in Amherst, MA and is a CFA charterholder.