Fabio La Franca is the Founder CEO of Blueverse Ventures, a UK based advisor and early stage venture investor dedicated to the metaverse - a virtual environment where you or your avatar and digital human can have a presence to interact with others, socialise, hang out, play games, work and create. Previously, Fabio was an Investment Director at a boutique a venture capital fund specialised in Sport, Entertainment and Knowledge and the emerging technologies enabling or supporting the sector like mixed reality, AI and blockchain. He is also an Expert Rapporteur at the European Commission for the Horizon2020 €80bn R&D funding programme, a Jury Member of the European Innovation Council, and an Investor Partner and independent Assessor of Innovate UK, part of the UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. Fabio was the CFO in Residence at Telefonica’s accelerator Wayra, and he worked in corporate development at Viacom, Channel 4, and EMI Music Publishing. Fabio is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who qualified at PWC in London, and he holds an MBA from the University of Exeter.