E. David Ellington is Founder & Executive Chairman of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, a global ecosystem supporting blockchain, AI, digital health, IoT and fintech related projects across industries and for social impact. David is an attorney, entrepreneur, a Managing Partner at Emory Capital Group, a Senior Advisor at SpaceFund, and an Advisor at LUMO Labs and Wiase Capital.
David was named to Upside magazine’s Technology “Elite 100” and Black Enterprise magazine’s Business Innovator of the Year. Previously, David was a Trustee and Commissioner on the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System Board, the fifth largest pension fund in California, which is responsible for investing over $20 billion.
David has a BA in History from Adelphi University, an MA in Comparative Politics and Government (focusing on Africa) from Howard University, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where he concentrated on international, corporate, and tax law. He then completed Cornell University’s FALCON (Full Year Asian Language Concentration) Program in Japanese. David has served on many non-profit boards, including the Commonwealth Club of California and SFJAZZ.