He has also sat on on public company boards including Money Supermarket and Zoopla.Robin is on the Tech City Advisory board and an advisor to Silicon Valley Bank.The Planet Wheeler Foundation, with more than 50 health and education projects in the developing world, the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas in Melbourne, Australia, the recent launch of the Wheeler Institute of Business & Development at the London Business School and his position on the board of the California-based archaeological organization Global Heritage Fund also keep him busy.Recent travels have included visits to the rising-sea-level-threatened Pacific nation of Kiribati, Reactor 4 at Chernobyl 30 years after its meltdown and a reprise of his Hippie Trail adventures along the Silk Road, now part of China’s major One Belt One Road development.The company grew to become the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher and today has close to 150 million books in print in English as well as digital versions and a busy website.Despite the completion of the sale of the company in 2011 Tony still contributes to their publications, most recently Epic Drives and the new edition of The Cities Book.
In addition to his investments, Hemant serves on the Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, is the co-founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America and is a board member of Khan Lab Schools, a non-profit educational organization.
Prior to co-founding Blockchain, Peter lived, studied, and worked in the US, Europe, MENA, East Africa, and Asia.
When he isn’t basking in the glow of a laptop, you can find him either reading or out running, trekking, surfing, and climbing up or skiing down a mountain.
Peter Smith is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blockchain, a financial technology and data company that has empowered millions of users across the globe to store and transact digital value quickly and without costly intermediaries.
Under his leadership, Blockchain has become the market leader in digital currency and distributed ledger technology.