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Yat Siu

Yat Siu is the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, a blockchain and gaming company. A technology entrepreneur and investor based in Hong Kong, Yat is also the founder and CEO of Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, a free web page and email provider in Asia. In 1998 he set up Outblaze, and in 2009, he sold Outblaze’s messaging unit to IBM and pivoted Outblaze to become an incubator of digital entertainment companies. One of those incubated companies was Animoca Brands. In 2017, Yat set up the Dalton Learning Lab, an afterschool digital lab for skills not emphasized by most education systems, including divergent thinking and design thinking. Yat has received numerous accolades, including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards. A classically trained musician, he is a member of the advisory board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

July 2023

Why culture and ownership are critical to the metaverse: Opinion

As stores of our identity, customs and creativity, NFTs will drive Web3 adoption and become central to the new digital economy, writes Yat Siu, executive chairman of Animoca Brands.