Dr. Richard Swart, is a globally recognized authority on FinTech and alternative finance. Current a Strategic Advisor to CrowdSmart.io – the world’s leading prediction platform in early-stage venture capital. He is also a founding member of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, a global network of institutional investors focused on blockchain with nearly $2.0T AUM.
He ran a research program on innovation in crowdfunding and platform based finance at UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and was the director of the Center for Emerging Technologies and Fintech Research Fellow at UC Irvine. He has provided expert advice and consultation to the White House National Economic Council, the British Parliament, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and dozens of global universities, think tanks, foundations, banks, governments, funds and family offices. He also sits on a number of boards and advisory boards for fintech, blockchain and AI companies.