Jayden is a finance industry professional and entrepreneur with over 8 years of experience investing and advising seed-stage start-ups that span industries such as financial technology, blockchain and decentralized applications. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin and Ethereum, the owner of Cryptopunk/BAYC. Jayden has first-hand experience with building companies from the ground up and is passionate about sharing his experience and networks to help new start-ups grow.
Jayden was the executive director of renowned blockchain venture capital Collinstar Capital, has invested in more than 50 blockchain and financial technology companies and managed over U$500m in digital assets. He had also helped set up Blockchain Technology Labs with a number of reputable Universities such as Monash University Australia and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Moreover, Jayden is also a pioneer in equity investments with Blockchain technology and infrastructure startups. He is an early investor in Civic Ledger, a multi-award-winning company that focuses on building next-generation marketplaces with blockchain technology. In 2018, Civic Ledger was named Australia’s Emerging Fintech Company of the Year in the Australian Fintech Industry Awards. In 2019, Civic Ledger was recognized at the Inaugural Australian Blockchain Industry Awards and a finalist for the Best Government Blockchain Project of the Year with IP Australia. In 2021, Civic Ledger was awarded as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Jayden is also an advisor and investor in Luca+, an Australian financial technology start-up that is the world's first true Electronic Invoicing platform that allows businesses to process invoices instantly. Under Jayden's guidance, Luca+ went on to be shortlisted in the finals of the 2020 Finnies Awards hosted by Fintech Australia. The company was also one of the top 5 nominees in the Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund/HSBC Jumpstarter 2020 Global Pitch Competition.
Back to 2013，Jayden through writing opinion pieces on his blog and being involved in the blockchain community over the years, had developed a stellar reputation as a key opinion leader in the industry. He had also co-written and published a book which became one of the best sellers in China and was referred by CCTV2 < Reading Time> in March 2018. He has since built a robust network of investors who would actively analyze and discuss the prospects of new start-ups together. This led him to start his own blockchain incubator and consultancy service in 2018 where he serviced more than 20 blockchain projects.