- Forbes has released its annual Top 50 women in tech list
- The list features Bancor co-founder Galia Bernartzi
Bancor co-founder Galia Bernartzi has been listed on Forbes’ Top 50 women in tech list for 2018. This comes just weeks after a blockchain company was featured in Time’s list of most innovative companies in 2018, showing the growing trend of blockchain businesses and entrepreneurs being recognized among the best business leaders in the world.
The list, which is published every year, features the women that Forbes thinks is making waves in the tech world. This recognition isn’t only a big deal for Bernartzi, but for Bancor as well.
The Woman Herself
Benartzi has an MA in International Economics and previously served as EIR at Trinity Ventures. She co-founded Bancor, a cryptocurrency conversion firm, in 2017. She is also an advisor for AidCoin.
Bancor was not her first foray into the cryptocurrency world as she had previously run a number of Cryptocurrency pilots including one that was created for mothers. In the pilot, over 40,000 mothers traded $24 million in ‘hearts’ currency for goods and services.
She also has great experience in the tech world. She was involved in a number of tech startups including Mytopia and Particle Code. Mytopia ended up being sold for $48 million and Particle Code ended up being sold to Appcelerator.
Benartzi has pushed in recent time for more women to enter the crypto world, saying, “There are a tremendous amount of women in the crypto space and it would serve us all to highlight them and to make the extra efforts needed to find them, support them, mentor them and promote them.”
Bancor was founded in 2017 and acts as a cryptocurrency conversion firm.
Last year, the company was able to raise about $153 million through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and has managed to process about one and a half billion conversions across 120 currencies which are ethereum-based so far.
This year has been a bit rocky for Bancor as they were the target of a $13.5 million hack. As a result of this incident, Benartzi was pushed to form the Crypto Defenders Alliance, an alliance of leaders in the blockchain space committed to protecting the industry form fraud, hacks, and theft.