Henry L. Ines

Biography of Henry L. Ines

Portrait of Henry Ines.

CEO and Founder, Chainparency
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Henry L. Ines '98 has 20+ years of professional experiences as a global executive, former VC, advisor, and entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO and founder of Chainparency, a blockchain technology company and developer of the GoTrace system. Mr. Ines also serves on the Steering Committee of the GoChain Foundation.  He is also the co-founder of multiple GoChain blockchain-based initiatives to include the Zeromint NFT Marketplace, which empowers artists and creators to responsibly mint, auction, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Previously, Mr. Ines served as CEO of Shivom Ventures (now HLTH), a biotech startup and developer of an innovative clinical SaaS analytics platform and genomics datahub powered by blockchain. Mr. Ines began his career as a management consultant (ex-Price Waterhouse & -PwC) and corporate finance, M&A advisor (ex-PwCS and -M&T Bank) before spending more than a decade in Silicon Valley and Asia as an advisor and VC for DragonVenture, DFJ Dragon, and DraperDragon Funds.

Mr. Ines is also the co-founder of GENERATION, a leading Esports and video games boutique consultancy, which provides clients with a broad range of advisory services ranging from the executive management of gaming & EDM events to the development of gaming-related digital assets. He also serves as an advisor to Cappasity, developer of a proprietary scanning software, which enables the rapid production, embedding, and analysis of 3D content in mixed environments. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Panel for the Institute for Decentralized Crypto Asset Professionals (IDCAP). Mr. Ines is a frequent speaker on technology and enterprise blockchain solutions and routinely lectures at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He is passionate about working with visionary leaders & entrepreneurs and leveraging innovative technologies for impact and addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges. Mr. Ines holds an M.B.A. from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business.