Mr. Max Kantelia
Serial & Parallel Entrepreneur, Zilliqa
Max Kantelia is both a serial & parallel entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the start-up and rev-up of fast growth tech and financial services companies in London, New York and Singapore. Passionate about ‘alternatives’, he has a track record in advising investment banks, helping talented leaders to launch hedge funds and more recently, tech ventures in blockchain, privacy, digital advertising and digital banking.
In 2015 Max established Anquan Capital, a private investment company, with the mission of launching a set of innovative tech ventures based on scientific research from a research lab at NUS, lead by Professor Prateek Saxena (linkedin.com/in/prateek-saxena-8b241347). Between 2015 and 2020, Anquan has launched; Zilliqa, one of the world’s leading public blockchain platforms which has a market cap of over $1billion; Aqilliz, a leader in blockchain-based digital advertising and Treasure-Cloud; a totally new concept in privacy-focused cloud storage.
Max successfully exited two ventures during COVID-19 in 2020, one in AI (untapt, NYC-based) and the other in voice tech (Speik, Oxford-based).
As a private family investor, Max is currently focused on working with the Zilliqa ecosystem to create and grow a metaverse for the rapidly growing NFT space, that is focused on creating digital products for luxury brands and enterprise clients who are seeking to develop new channels for hybrid digital and physical products; he is passionate about the use of blockchain technology as a weapon against illicit trade in the luxury goods marketplace.
Max is a highly experienced public speaker and has been a speaker at some of the world's most important blockchain events. He is also speaks about blockchain at private family office and fund management events.
Max is an electronics engineer by background. He holds a degree in Engineering Science and was part of the London Business School Enterprise 100.
Max is an avid collector and enjoys fine wine, jazz, and all things automotive.