Ethan Pierse

Partner, Borderless Ventures
Director, The CryptoAssets Institute
Co-Founder, NFT Factory Paris
Former Managing Partner, Nest Venture Capital


A sought-after professional MC and moderator as well as a prolific keynote speaker at leading tech conferences like Web Summit, Collision, Vivatech, SXSW, Rise Hong Kong, Non-Fungible, and many others, Ethan currently educates and inspires audiences on web3 and the blockchain economy at over 80 events each year.


Borderless Ventures runs the European Emerging Tech Investment Syndicate, focusing primarily on web3, AI, and sustainability.

The CryptoAssets Institute educates and advises brands, corporates, and investment funds on the web3 economy.


The NFT Factory Paris is a 400m2 physical digital art gallery and the HQ of Europe’s burgeoning web3 ecosystem, helping artists, entrepreneurs, and brands get started right on their Web3 journey; founded by folks from Ledger, Sorare, The Sandbox, RTFKT, Arianee, Dogami, and many others. HKG DAO is building the community of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia’s web3 ecosystems.

Upcoming Events

2024 scheduling is in process. Invite me to speak at your conference 🙂

Recent Events

December 7 – AI for Life – Geneva
November 22 – AI for Health – Paris
November 13-16 – Web Summit – Lisbon
October 30-31 – NFT Tel Aviv (postponed)
October 27 – PROW Conference – Timisoara, Romania
October 5-6 – Zebu Live – London
September 25-27 – TechChill Milano
September 14 – AI for Finance – Paris
September 7-11 – NFT Lugano
August 21-22 – NFT Biarritz
June 25-29 – Web Summit Collision – Toronto
June 14-16 – Vivatechnology – Paris
June 13 – France Quantum – Paris
June 7-9 – Non-Fungible Conference – Lisbon
May 23-24 – BlockSplit – Croatia
May 7-10 – ETH Tallinn and NFT Tallinn
April 27-28 – Techchill – Riga Latvia
March 29-30 – WOW Summit – Hong Kong