Matthew Ball - Inventures
Matthew Ball
Keynote Speaker

Matthew Ball

Managing Partner

, EpyllionCo

Matthew Ball, international expert on the metaverse and best-selling author, will take center stage at Inventures on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Ball is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo, which operates an early-stage venture fund, as well as a corporate and venture advisory arm. He is a Venture Partner at the famed gaming investment fund Makers Fund, Industry Advisor to private equity giant KKR, and a co-founder of Ball Metaverse Research Partners, which creates and maintains the index behind the world’s first Metaverse ETF, the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, which can be found on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: $METV). Ball is also a contributor to The Economist, a producer behind Genvid Technologies’ Rival Peak, a more than three month-long interactive video event that was played by millions and is an advisor to start-ups such as Dapper Labs, The Athletic, and more.

The metaverse is the key battleground in Big Tech, most notably with Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook would transform into a “metaverse company” and would henceforth be named Meta. Jensen Huang, founder of Nvidia, also one of the ten largest public companies in the world by market capitalization, believes the metaverse economy will ultimately exceed that of the real world. Tim Sweeney of Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, has warned that “if one central company gains control of [the metaverse], they will become more powerful than any government and can be God-on-earth.

Matthew Ball’s keynote address will cover the definition of the metaverse, explaining how it will be realized. He will reveal what it will mean for the automotive, healthcare, education industries, among many others – even sex work. Ball will address the governance and philosophies of the metaverse, the various battles and wars that will be fought over it, and how independent users, developers, and voters can shape its development.