By @SimonCocking 

What is your background briefly?

I’m an angel in 100+ startups and founder of several including in the crypto space.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

I invested in Brave, Ripple, Filecoin and Civic early on and this helped me learn crypto.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

I am Co-Founder Of and Partner at Ridge Ventures.

Why did you get involved with the SyncFab Protocol?

I was impressed by the team and the vision.  But as a traditional VC I can’t invest in tokens for our fund. So I offered to advise and help.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

It’s a huge industry, and it’s insanely inefficient

The $12TN Global Manufacturing Industry represents more than 15% of Global GDP according to the JP Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI. The Manufacturing supply chain with trust-based intermediary transactions, IP security, centralized asset control, supply chain transparency and quality control are perfectly suited for smart contracts through a blockchain protocol secured and incentivized for just in time production by the MFG Token.

How can people find out more about Syncfab and your work?

Syncfab has a bunch of great details here and you can sign up for the Syncfab newsletter at the bottom of the page. You can see what I’m working on here  and my crypto token purchases by signing up for my newsletter here.

More about Gil Penchina here

Gil is a serial entrepreneur and super angel He’s an investor in Brave, Ripple, Filecoin, Civic, EOS and was actually an angel investor in the first crypto currency startup, Paypal in 1999.

He’s a frequent media contributor on Blockchain at:

He is a co-founder and advisor to Pryze, and Partner at Ridge Ventures

Previously he was the founder of which manages over 25 investment syndicates with over 3,000 angel investors, a co-founder of Fastly, CEO of Wikia, now a top 50 website and was a member of the pre-IPO team at eBay.  Before eBay, Gil worked at General Electric, Bain & Co. and started two small technology companies.

In addition, Gil has been an active angel investor in over 300 companies including firms such as Dollar Shave Club, Cruise Automotive, Linkedin, Paypal, AngelList, AltSchool, eShares, Wealthfront, Indiegogo, and many others.

He has a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Kellogg.  

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

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