Kyle Ellicott is a Founder, Investor and Analyst deeply involved with Blockchain and Open Finance. We had such an extensive conversation that we will publish it in two parts. In this episode, we cover some of Kyle's background, his perspective on the evolution of the FinTech and Open Finance ecosystems over the last decade, the case for targeted efforts on financial literacy, and the urgent need for a reliable digital identity.
Kyle is a Co-Founder of ReadWrite and Topio Networks as well as the Chief Labs Officer of ReadWrite Labs. He is also a noted TEDx and global keynote speaker, strategist, published author, & technologist with over 15 years of experience at the cornerstone of digital transformation between industry and technology. He’s advised venture capital funds, family offices (FOs), as well as over 175 companies globally throughout industries such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Transportation/Mobility, Blockchain/DApps/FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, Smart Cities and has successfully raised over $130 million in venture funding.
Quarterly, Kyle publishes the "Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape Map", with the Q1/2020 edition including more than 900 individual companies globally split into two parts, the overall landscape and supporting ecosystem. The overall landscape showcases several second-level categories throughout the Consumer, Enterprise, and Infrastructure sections. The supporting ecosystem highlights key players from venture to accelerators to consortiums.
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