At a Glance
Nick Ayton, Founder & CEO, Chainstarter Ventures LTD
Focus Areas: Quantum Computing, Blockchain, AI, Cryptocurrency
Thinkers360 In-Depth Profile & Portfolio: Nick Ayton
Thinkers360 Leaderboards: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on AI (June 2021), The Year’s Most Popular Articles from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders (1H’21), Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on AR/VR (April 2021)
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Thought Leader Interview
Thinkers360 thought leader interviews profile prominent members of the Thinkers360 community who embody the power of ideas in their work. In this edition, we speak with Nick Ayton, Founder & CEO at Chainstarter Ventures LTD. Nick brings over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of advising, from the fields of Blockchain, AI, Quantum Computing and Cryptocurrency. He is also an entrepreneur, writer, author and speaker that has helped numerous founders managing and shape their investments.
Nick is passionate about writing and producing TV series. He wrote a science fiction TV Movie called HASH#. He was recently featured in the Thinkers360 article Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on AI (June 2021) as well as The Year’s Most Popular Articles from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders (1H’21).
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Thinkers360: Tell us a bit about your background and areas of expertise
NA: I studied computer science in the 1970’s during mainframe times. The rode the PC revolution, distributed computing, Internet, Blockchain and now Quantum AI revolutions. I design business operating systems and breakthrough business models. I worked for the worlds biggest tech firm for 25 year, and have had 10 of my own tech start ups.
Thinkers360: What are your current responsibilities and what’s a typical day look like?
NA: I work with founders helping them shape their propositions ready for investment from my firm Chainstarter Ventures. We work with Family Offices all over the world and we are a Middle East specialist. I also run family Office event, speak extensively at summits and write.
Thinkers360: What’s the favorite part of your current role?
NA: My passion project. I have written a TV series about the existential threat of AI when it meets Quantum . A thriller espionage series. Currently in talks with 3 TV networks about production.
Thinkers360: How do you utilize Thinkers360?
NA: A basis for establishing credibility.
Editor’s Note: See Nick’s Thinkers360 In-Depth Profile & Portfolio.
Thinkers360: How do you like to work with brands who wish to engage you as a thought leader?
NA: I design things for them, bring value to them, bring M&A options, raise capital for them.
Thinkers360: What’s your main advice for upcoming thought leaders?
NA: Read extensively. Be informed. Think. Discuss, learn from others, Speak and get your opinions out. Get feedback. Try things – out of your comfort zone. Push hard. Don’t say nothing.
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