Leadership

Jason Tucker-Feltham
Founder | CEO

Jason is a seasoned crypto sales, business development and capital introduction professional. Prior to crypto, he spent over a decade working at global investment banks, including Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and UniCredit. He holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

With his extensive background in finance and his deep understanding of the blockchain space, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the clients he serves.

Jason is passionate about crypto and its potential to transform the financial industry and society. He is an active member of the crypto community and a regular speaker at crypto conferences across Europe and beyond. He previously worked in business development and European sales at Celsius, where he covered some of the largest institutional clients in the crypto space, and in advisory compliance at UniCredit, where he lobbied for proportionate MiCA regulation on behalf of the entire banking group.

With Jason at the helm, Venrai is well-positioned to provide clients with unparalleled expertise and guidance in navigating the rapidly evolving world of blockchain and crypto.

James Burnie 
Legal Consultant

James is a regulatory specialist partner at law firm gunnercooke advising blockchain, digital asset and FinTech enterprises. His experience includes advising: on the first successful UK-based ICO; on the first equity issuance settled on-chain; a sandbox business on becoming one of the first entities in the UK to become authorised as a blockchain-based business; four firms through the FCA sandbox (three of which were blockchain / cryptoassets products); on setting up a tokenised gold exchange; a regulator on setting up a sandbox; several custodians setting up safeguarding solutions for cryptoassets; and a range of hedge funds on set up and regulatory issues. 

James lectures on FinTech, is co-author of both the RegTech book and the PayTech books, whose authorship is crowd-sourced through a voting process, and has published on blockchain with the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, and co-published one of the first function-based cryptoasset taxonomies. He has given evidence to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain and Cryptoassets, is a named contributor to the UKJT legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts, and his work is award winning including receiving runner-up at the Crypto A.M. Awards 2020, “Standout” at the FT Innovation in Legal Expertise Awards 2018; “Highly Commended” at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017 and “Highly Commended / Runner Up” at Legalweek: The British legal Awards 2017.