Rob is an investor and advisor to the emerging technology sector with over 28 years of experience in running and expanding international financial organisations. Appold is an emerging technology advisory and investment firm focused on fintech, blockchain and DeFi. More recently Appold set up a DeFi focused investment company, Appold DeFi. Before setting up Appold, Rob was a co-founder of 2030 and President of the Pillar Project, both well-respected Blockchain companies. Before that Rob was a Director of Stonehage Fleming, one of the largest independent multi-service family offices, and Ermitage, a specialist asset manager, focused on the Hedge fund industry. Outside of Appold, Rob runs networking groups for the digital assets industry and co-founded London Blockchain Forum.