John Patrick Mullin

Managing Partner of COB Ventures

John Patrick Mullin is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of COB Ventures and CEO of Agora, a blockchain-based marketplace founded in late 2017 in Hong Kong.

Prior to founding his own blockchain startup, John was a Senior Research Analyst at Guotai Junan Securities, one of China’s largest investment banks. Prior to joining Guotai Junan, he completed a double Masters of Science in Management and Economics at EBS Universität Für Wirtschaft und Recht, in Germany and Tongji University in China.

In his spare time, John is an active member of the FinTech community in Shanghai and wider Asia Pacific region, where he serves as Community Partner for the FinTech Connector. Additionally, John is a writer/blogger, and writes about his experience working in the Chinese financial sector for LinkedIn China, and about cryptocurrencies and FinTech innovation for Forbes and CoinTelegraph.

He is also a FinTech and ICO advisor, and is influential in the FinTech space advising several blockchain companies in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United States. Most notably, Orichal Partners,, and LucidExchange.

Asides from his work in the FinTech and blockchain space, John loves traveling, reading/writing, trying foods from different cultures, and trying to stay fit as his travel schedule allows.