Barry James

Barry James

Founder and Host,

Author of ‘New Routes to Funding’, the handbook of modern funding, Barry James is a board member and advises and educates on fintech innovation, regulation and transparency.  He is a regular contributor and media commentator including the FT, The Times, BBC, Crowdfund Insider, Bankless Times and City AM CryptoInsider, writing on topics around Crowdfunding, Blockchain, ICOs, Token Economy, Fintech, Funding and Finance.

A pioneer of crowdfunding and ICO eco-systems, he is an advisor to the British Blockchain Association and founded The Crowdfunding Centre, Token Intelligence and  He conceived and helped realise the UK FCA’s ‘Innovation Unit’, resulting in the first regulatory ‘Sandbox’, now emulated internationally.  Barry also created and chairs Crowdfunding:Deep Impact, the UK's first annual conference on the subject and founded TheCrowdDataCenter.

A scientist and psychologist by training, his professional career and expertise is in creating award-winning software architecture to provide global data and informed leadership in #Fintech #Blockchain #RegTech, ICOs & #Crowdfunding.  Barry is a Visiting Fellow at The University of Portsmouth Business School and works with leading UK & US Universities on Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurship research.  His pro-bono work includes co-chairing and heading the Secretariat for the UK All-Party-Parliamentary-Group on Crowdfunding & Non-Bank Finance.

International public speaking appearances include Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Mumbai, Calgary, Auckland, New Zealand and BxFintech France's first FinTech conference