Northwest Passage Ventures
Who We Are
Northwest Passage Ventures is a consulting firm focused on early-stage high growth companies. We give you the tools, knowledge and deep industry connections to accelerate your growth and realize your vision. Our principals have deep capital markets knowledge and a proven track record of delivering tangible results to companies across a wide range of industries. We are focused on understanding your unique needs, customizing solutions that work for you and executing on a strategy that delivers long term value.
We believe the future is not something to be predicted, feared or ignored – it is something to be achieved through vision, hard work and grit. We want to partner with entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo and dare to dream; who want to build great businesses that redefine a product, service or entire industry.
What’s the Next-Generation Internet? Surprise: It’s All About the Blockchain!
Yes, the digital revolution has brought countless wonders. The Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobile computing, geospatiality, big data, and the cloud have enabled myriad wonderful developments in virtually every aspect of life.
But when it comes to business, a careful analysis shows that, to date, the changes are only scratching the surface…Read on Huffington Post
A Bitcoin Governance Network
The multi-stakeholder Solution to the Challenges of Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies are products of the digital revolution and the networked age. As distributed networks with no central issuer and no central command, they are also a distinctly global phenomenom that will force national governments to not only re-evaluate a number of substantive regulatory issues, but perhaps also re-think the very nature of governance itself. . .Read on Global Solution Networks
Speaker, BLOCKCHAIN (R)EVOLUTION
Alex Tapscott spoke at the third annual Blockchain (R)evolution conference in London, UK, a multi-disciplinary collaboration between leading academic and institutions that convenes stakeholders at the intersection of related disciplines to focus discussion on the high value application of blockchain technologies and implications for our global community, oversight regimes, economic infrastructure, and evolving social order.Learn More at Blockchain Workshops
Speaker, Business Innovation Factory Summit
Alex Tapscott spoke at the Business Innovation Summit in Rhode Island. One of the nation’s most renowned storytelling gatherings, the BIF Summit provides innovators with the space to be curious and crazy, get inspired, and collide with unusual collaborators. The BIF Summit exists as a means to enable a purposeful community of innovation junkies who want to design, prototype, and test new business models and social systems in the real world.Learn More at Business Innovation Factory
New Book by Alex Tapscott
BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
The Portfolio imprint of Penguin Random House has acquired world rights to BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION by Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics, and his son Alex Tapscott. This will be the first book to explain why blockchain technology – a truly open, distributed, global platform – will fundamentally change what we can achieve online, how we do it, and who can participate.
The new book will show how the blockchain will shape the next era of prosperity in finance, business, healthcare, education, governance, and many other fields.
In the Press
In Philadelphia, Alex Tapscott talks to Rock the Vote Truth to Power eventgoers about the power and the importance of...
Ever since the Romans established a central currency system in the third century BC, money has been controlled by the state as a tool of political power. This control was exerted by manufacturing coins, issuing currencies backed by stored gold and, eventually, through...
After Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, Brexit’s loudest advocates scurried from public view and the political establishment descended into a caustic battle for control. Emerging from the melee was Theresa May, who has a reputation for...
Video: In London, Alex Tapscott discussed blockchains.
The buzz surrounding the much-anticipated book Blockchain Revolution: How the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world co-authored by renowned media visionary Don Tapscott and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, is well founded. I was...
Blockchain, the increasingly celebrated peer-to-peer data technology, is the basis of bitcoin and has huge potential – will it be as big as the web? Proposed in 2008 and launched the following year, bitcoin – a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system” – was initially...
Alex Tapscott, CEO and Founder
Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, an advisory firm building industry-leading blockchain businesses. Formerly, Alex was a senior executive at Canaccord Genuity, Canada’s largest independent investment bank. At age 25, he became the firm’s youngest-ever Vice President and in 2014, he founded the firm’s blockchain practice. Over his career, Alex has worked tirelessly for his clients, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in growth capital from a global institutional investor base, and provided sound advice and counsel.
A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technology, Alex is the co-author with Don Tapscott of the new book: BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. In 2014, Alex published the seminal white paper “A Bitcoin Governance Network.”
Active in his community, Alex sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (Cum Laude) in Amherst, MA and is a CFA charterholder.