John Wu

@ President, Ava Labs

John Wu is President of Ava Labs, a technology company building the next-generation blockchain platform: Avalanche. John’s objective is to open up financial services and products to all. In this role, he leverages his expertise from over 20 years as a fintech executive and technology investor to create a blockchain-enabled solution for originating, issuing, and trading financial assets.  

John joined Ava Labs as part of its acquisition of Investery, a SaaS platform he founded to facilitate investor discovery, management, and transacting of private market assets. Before Investery, he was CEO of the SharesPost Digital Assets Group, working with investors and issuers to enable compliant token trading at a global scale. Prior to that, he was a technology investor and the founder of Sureview Capital, a global hedge fund backed by the Blackstone Group. 

John began his investment career at Tiger Management, a preeminent hedge fund with $20 billion in assets under management at its peak, before managing a global technology portfolio at Kingdon Capital.  

John received his MBA from Harvard University and holds a BS in Economics from Cornell University.