Blockchain Payments Platform Nuggets Names Steve Lau As Chairmanbr>
Nuggets, a blockchain-powered payments and ID platform, has appointed Steve Lau as the company’s chairman. Lau is charged with building a team to drive Nuggets’ growth in China and Asia.
Lau’s move to Chairman is part of a larger effort for for Nuggets to establish a joint venture – Nuggets China – to localize the product and service.
“We’re delighted to welcome Steve Lau to the role of Chairman at Nuggets,” said Alastair Johnson, founder and CEO of Nuggets. “Steve is the perfect person to drive our growth strategy in China and Asia. The Nuggets platform offers huge benefits for payment platforms and telecommunications firms in these regions, and Steve’s unrivaled experience positions him perfectly to make that case.”
Lau, who had previously acted as a strategic advisor to Nuggets, has 25 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and angel investing. That includes his role as a Founder and Managing Partner of Eagles Fund, which has invested in over 200 projects across mobile internet, the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet Plus and blockchain. He is also Managing Partner of DFJ Dragon Fund, and a highly respected thought leader in the telecommunications space.
“Ever since I joined Nuggets as a strategic advisor, the huge potential for this product in China and Asia has been obvious to me – particularly for big telecoms and payment firms,” said Lau. “As chairman, I’m excited to build on the great enthusiasm I saw for Nuggets during its recent China tech tour, and to help build an exceptional team to drive growth in this region,” said Lau.