Fabio La Franca

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blueverse Ventures

Fabio La Franca is the Founder CEO of Blueverse Ventures, a UK based advisor and early stage venture investor dedicated to the metaverse and web3. Fabio is a partner to the World Economic Forum's Defining and Building the Metaverse Initiative that brings together leading voices from the private sector, civil society, academia and policy to define the parameters of an economically viable, interoperable, safe and inclusive metaverse, focusing on two core areas: governance, and economic and social value creation. Fabio is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Previously, Fabio was an Investment Director at a venture capital fund specialised in Sport, Entertainment and Knowledge and the emerging technologies enabling or supporting the sector like mixed reality, AI and blockchain. Fabio is a Jury Member of the European Innovation Council, and Expert Rapporteur at the European Commission for the Horizon2020's €80bn R&D funding programme, and an Investor Partner of Innovate UK, part of the UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. Fabio was the CFO in Residence at Telefonica’s accelerator Wayra, and he worked in corporate development at Viacom, Channel 4, and EMI Music Publishing. Fabio is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who qualified at PWC in London, and he holds an MBA from the University of Exeter.



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