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Blockchain Technology Partners is an Edinburgh-based technology startup.


Our founding team has extensive industry experience ranging from blockchain and IoT to open source, fintech, cloud and automation.

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Duncan Johnston-Watt Chief Executive Officer

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer with thirty years experience in the software industry.

He founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for nine years. Previously he was founder & CTO of Enigmatec Corporation which was sold to iWave and subsequently acquired by EMC.

Prior to this he had a number of fintech roles. At Instinet he led the delivery of their Fixed Income brokerage platform. In recognition of this work pioneering the use of Java enterprise technologies in Financial Services he was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award.

Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University where he was a graduate student at Balliol College.

Duncan on Linkedin

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Kevin O'Donnell Chief Strategy Officer

Kevin is co-founder of the devops platform Chill Code. He served as VP Infrastructure & Operations at JP Morgan from September 2012 until July 2016. Prior to this he served as VP Operations, Video Analytics at Nielsen following its acquisition of Glance Guide in March 2010 where he was VP Operations from December 2007.

Kevin has worked with Duncan at both Instinet Corporation where he was Director, Global Fixed Income Engineering and Enigmatec Corporation Limited where he served as VP, Product Management for four years.

Kevin has over 20 years experience delivering large-scale production systems, much of it gained on Wall Street, focusing on automation and operations. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.

Kevin on Linkedin

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Hugh Sutherland Co-founder & Investor

Originally from Glasgow, Hugh is Singapore-based, with many years of business development, sales management and executive leadership across Asia Pacific.

Prior to Singapore, Hugh lived in Hong Kong and Australia. He has built the Asia Pacific operations for a number of companies, including BMC Software, and FileNet, and is the founder of two other companies.

Hugh is an active investor in emerging technology companies, holds British and Australian citizenship, and is a graduate of Strathclyde University.

Hugh on Linkedin


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