Chairman and Managing Partner
Alison Davis is Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Coinvestors – one of the leading investors in blockchain with positions in over 400 blockchain based companies globally. She is an experienced corporate executive, public company board director, an active investor in growth companies and a best selling author on the topics of technology and innovation.
Alison is currently a non-executive director of Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group (SIVB), Fiserv (FISV), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Collibra and Pacaso where she chairs the Audit Committees, and she is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for BlockChain Capital. She is a former director of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (now NatWest Group) where she chaired the Technology and Innovation Committee, Ooma, City National Bank (CYC), Diamond Foods (DMND), First Data Corporation (FDC), Unisys (UIS), Xoom (XOOM), and was the Chairman of LECG (XPRT) until its sale in 2011. Alison is the co-author of four best selling books “Blockchain Competitive Advantage”, “Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era”, “Build Your fortune in the Fifth Era” and “The Intelligent Investor: Silicon Valley”.
Alison was previously the Managing Partner of Belvedere Capital, a regulated bank holding company and private equity firm focused on investing in US banks and financial services firms where she worked closely with the Federal Reserve, The OCC, the FDIC and various state banking regulators.
Prior to this, Alison was the Chief Financial Officer and head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock), the world’s largest institutional investment firm with more than $1.5 trillion of assets under management. Earlier in her career, Alison spent 14 years as an advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company, and as a practice leader with Kearney where she led the global Financial Services Practice.
Alison is active in the community supporting non-profits and social enterprises as a board director, fundraiser and volunteer including Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Women’s Initiative, Larkin Street, Transcendence Theatre Company and YPO Gold. She has been frequently named a “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times.
She received a B.A. Honors and a Master’s in Economics from Cambridge University in England, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.