Navigating an emerging digital asset landscape with confidence

and embracing the opportunities of an increasingly decentralized world

About Us

Welcome to Trovio

An organization focused on helping our partners create and amplify value in the new digital asset ecosystem. With deeply established roots in the early development of digital asset infrastructure and the emergence of institutional-grade digital asset investment products, Trovio is the leading gateway for accessing the benefits of a new economic frontier.

  • Extensive experience

    in digital asset technology and institutional asset management

  • Early builder & investor

    of blockchain technologies, stemming from our heritage as DigiCash in the 1980s

  • Secure & trusted

    by implementing a gold-standard in investment infrastructure and leveraging established third-party service providers

  • Environmentally conscious

    With a focus on solving global environmental problems with innovative solutions

  • Leading the way

    In bridging the strengths of the familiar world with the new digital asset landscape

How we can help

What We Do

The world is undergoing a merger of traditional markets, assets and client interactions with the digital asset ecosystem. Drawing on a multi-disciplined team of some of the true leaders in the space, Trovio delivers a world-class gateway to the new economy across a range of functions.


Our highly experienced team has originated, structured and advised on numerous projects across a diverse spectrum of initiatives, such as mobile branding solutions for emerging economies, the financing and development of new blockchain-based protocols and the application of latest generation technologies to enhancing the efficient operation of traditional global markets.

Asset Management

Providing institutionally recognizable investment products, focused on the opportunities offered by native digital assets. With decades of first-hand capital market experience, our distinguished team are able to identify benefits that emerge, when technological solutions are successfully implemented into a traditional marketplace.

Technology Solutions

Trovio helps traditional businesses build and deploy next-gen products, uncovering new opportunities and markets with confidence. Our core tech enables our partners to both interact with the emerging digital economy, while also providing the tools to manage observable environmental impacts.

Our values

Trovio’s Environmental Commitment

In today's world, how we contribute to the protection of the environment and the carbon footprint of our activities must be front of mind. While the digital asset industry is seeing strong trends towards renewable energy, Trovio is committed to using our position to maximise innovation in the carbon industry and minimise net emissions of our assets and operations.

Trovio will continue to commit significant resources to initiatives aimed at changing the way businesses, governments and individuals access decarbonization functionality using digital asset infrastructure, as well as offering a growing number of products that bring carbon neutrality to the forefront of commercial decision making.

    Success Stories


    Capital Raise and Initial Coin Offering

    Trovio lead the capital raise and ICO for the Fantom Foundation in 2018. Trovio remains engaged with Fantom, continuing to provide a range of services for the Protocol. Fantom currently has a market capitalisation of USD $5b.

    Launched the World’s First Digital Gold Token with Perth Mint

    GoldPass, The Perth Mint’s full-service gold investment platform, is operated and powered by Trovio and its technology and also led to the launch of the world’s first digital gold token on a public blockchain (Perth Mint Gold Token) that is backed by government guaranteed gold.

    Transforming Home Equity into a Global Digital Commodity with Homium

    A hybrid debt instrument that enables investors unique, and previously unavailable, access to the long term capital appreciation of owner occupied Californian residential real estate via a preferred equity position.
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    Our Work

    Leading the way in new technologies



    First digital currency


    Radiata, sold to Cisco

    Early development of high-speed WiFi


    SMARTS, sold to Nasdaq

    Global leader of electronic market surveillance systems



    World's first government guaranteed public blockchain token


    Digital Finance Co-operative Research Centre (DFCRC)

    Leading industry partner in a multi-disciplinary consortium examining the evolution of digital finance ($181m funding)



    ZeroProduct suite

    Launch of Trovio’s range of carbon and carbon neutral commodities investment products, including listed ETFs

    Our people

    Meet the Trovio Team

    John Snalam

    John Snalam

    Non-Executive Chairman

    John is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance, operations and compliance within financial services in South Africa and London, UK. In 1993, along with a group of colleagues, John founded Coronation Fund Managers, now one of the largest independent asset managers in South Africa. John was the CFO and director of Coronation Fund Managers from 1993-2019

    Jon Deane

    Jon Deane

    Managing Director & CEO

    Jon is the CEO of the Trovio Group, and a Board member of the Digital Finance CRC. Prior to Trovio, he was the CEO of TCM Capital, an asset management & advisory firm focused exclusively on native digital assets. Jon was also previously a Managing Director at JP Morgan, as Head of Commodities Trading for Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

    Bob Tucker

    Bob Tucker

    Executive Director & CFO

    Bob is a co-founder and CFO of the Trovio Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years of experience managing global businesses for leading financial institutions and asset managers, including Barclays Capital, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Man Investments and ANZ Bank.

    Dr David Skellern AO

    Dr David Skellern AO

    Non-Executive Director

    David is Chairman of RoZetta Institute. He was the co-founder of Radiata, acquired by Cisco Systems in 2001. He alongside his colleagues developed the first chip-set implementation of the IEEE 802.11a wireless networking standard. This innovation has been described as a revolution in world communications, allowing high speed wireless communications.

    James Yue Jia Chen LL.D

    James Yue Jia Chen LL.D

    Non-Executive Director

    James is the Chairman of Wahum Group Holdings, a third-generation family-owned manufacturing business, and the founder of his family office, Legacy Advisors Ltd., James is also a venture philanthropist and the founder of the international eye-care initiative, Clearly.

    Philip Spanton

    Philip Spanton

    Non-Executive Director

    Philip is a founding partner in ‘L’ Founders of Loyalty, a global provider of custom designed loyalty programs specialising in the retail sector. Previously Philip was the global managing director and board member for Brand Loyalty, and prior to that, the managing director of Wallace Int./ TCC.

    Thomas Barton

    Thomas Barton

    Chief Operating Officer

    Thomas was previously CEO & COO of Aralian Capital Pte Ltd, a Singapore based global hedge fund that he co-founded in 2018. Prior to Aralian, Thomas was the head of the Singapore office for Tudor Capital.

    Jonathan Caldwell

    Jonathan Caldwell

    Head of Sales & Distribution

    Jonathan has over 20 years experience in financial markets, most recently as senior prime finance sales executive focused on South-East Asia & Australia at J.P.Morgan. There, he also had the responsibility of leading the regional macro fund agenda within prime brokerage. Jonathan brings deep asset class knowledge and strong relationships across the investment world.

    Fred Pucci

    Fred Pucci

    Head of Risk & Compliance

    Fred covers all legal aspects of advising and investing in blockchain-focused assets and businesses. Previously the Head of Compliance for Global Markets and the International & Institutional Banking division of ANZ Bank, based in Hong Kong.

    Andreas Ruf

    Andreas Ruf

    Head of Technology

    Andreas has been involved in technology start-up companies for more than 20 years. As Managing Director of SMARTS Broker he drove its international expansion and integration into the Nasdaq.

    Angus Scott

    Angus Scott

    Chief of Staff

    Angus has international experience in high-growth startups across the digital asset, fintech and gaming industries, focusing on innovative products and technologies. Prior to joining Trovio, Angus founded and managed a digital asset fund and an advisory business aimed at bringing new innovation to market.

    Jelte van der Hoek

    Jelte van der Hoek

    Chief Technology Architect

    Jelte has been CTO of a number of companies where he has bult smart card operating systems, terminal technology, and card issuance systems. At SMARTS he developed the surveillance web-service for brokers.