Entrepreneur & Chairman, Blockchain Malta
Patrick L Young is a lifelong entrepreneur whose first business, running a historic motor racing series, dates back to his schooldays. His online web e-commerce career began in 1994.
Nowadays Patrick is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in financial markets including writing the first bestselling book about fintech “Capital Market Revolution!” published by Financial Times Prentice Hall in 1999.
A former exchange CEO, Patrick’s entrepreneurial endeavours have involved multiple sectors including horeca and media, specialist automotive, finance and technology as founder, investor and mentor. While living in Poland he lectured on entrepreneurship at Nicolaus Copernicus University and co-founded grassroots startup organisation “Mission ToRun.” He has sat on various boards including a billion dollar private equity fund.
Patrick is chairman of industry association Blockchain Malta and edited the association’s 2019 book “DLT Malta – Thoughts From the Blockchain Island” with a foreword by the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat. Beyond pure fintech, Patrick is an expert in financial centres and an experienced derivatives trader and product developer.
His opinion pieces have been published in leading journals including L’Agefi, AFR, Boersen Zeitung, FT and Wall Street Journal while he has appeared on tv and radio worldwide. Patrick regularly speaks at conferences worldwide on entrepreneurship, business and the future of finance.
Currently Patrick runs Revolution Market Capital developing several entities in the nexus of finance and technology, as well as publishing the media platform “Exchange Invest” which is the daily source on bourses for the world’s leading executives in regulated markets of all forms.
A lateral thinking autodidact with a passion for precis amidst his futurism, many of Patrick’s quotations have gained traction across the world wide web including this remark highly pertinent to startups the world over:
“The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.”
– Patrick L Young