William Mougayar


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William Mougayar is an entrepreneur, investor, blogger, mentor to startups, and advisor to large enterprises. He is an expert researcher on blockchain technologies, decentralization and peer-to-peer models.

William is General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage tech fund. He is on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce; a Special Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation; a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors; an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center and Block; and founder of Startup Management.

William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights.

During the Internet early years, he was the founding chairman of CommerceNet Canada, consulted to Fortune 500 companies, and authored 2 pioneering books, Opening Digital Markets (McGraw-Hill), and The Business Internet and Intranets (Harvard Business School Press).

Besides having founded 3 companies,- Engagio, Eqentia, and CYBERManagement, his corporate career included senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, AberdeenGroup and Cognizant in sales, marketing, business process reengineering and senior analyst positions.

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