• Investment and advisory firm
• Focuses on developing early-stage blockchain companies
• Also provides advisory services for token generation events
What Coinsilium does
Coinsilium Group Limited (LON:COIN) is an investment firm that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies.
The company also provides advisory services for firms planning token generation events.
• In March, Coinsilium said it had established a new entity in Gibraltar as part of its efforts to relocate to the territory. The company had previously voiced its intentions back in January to move its core operations out of London to Gibraltar in order to reduce operating costs and put more resources into its investment activity and advisory services
• In a January strategy update, the company hailed “record levels of institutional investment” in blockchain companies over the previous 12 month period, echoing an October report by research group Diar which outlined that venture capital investment in blockchain companies was up by 280% so far in that year
• In December, the firm revealed that its investee company, StartupToken, had received investment from Blockwater Capital, a leading South Korean digital asset investment fund. Blockwater acquired a 7.4% stake in StartupToken for £192,548, valuing it at around £2.6mln
Looking to the rest of 2019, Coinsilium said one of its key priorities would be “demonstrate to the market the quality and potential” of its portfolio firms, as well as diversifying its interests in the blockchain sector.
Eddy Travia, chief executive of Coinsilium, said: "As the blockchain industry matures, it is starting to attract an increasing number of well-funded institutions and Coinsilium's track record of identifying high quality early stage opportunities is well known in the industry.
“As a company, Coinsilium is exceptionally well positioned with a robust financial model and an ability to leverage shareholder returns at an exciting time in the blockchain industry. However, we recognise the challenge that the market has in valuing early stage blockchain-based companies, particularly as there are so few benchmarks. That said, the sector has seen some remarkable valuation uplifts in relatively short timescales as companies have proven their viability. Therefore, we will work to ensure that Coinsilium's market valuation better reflects the value of our current business and its future potential in 2019”, he added.
As of 16 May 2019, Coinsilium shares trade at around 3p on the NEX exchange, giving it a market cap of £3.7mln.
CEO and Executive Chairman interview – Eddy Travia and Malcolm Palle