Lawrence is exploring the intersections of artificial intelligence, blockchains and the internet of things. He is Partner and Head of Research at Outlier Ventures and pioneered the funds’ investment thesis leading to investments in Ocean, Fetch, SEED, Haja Networks, IOTA, and Sovrin. With a political background he leads Outliers’ thinking on governance in crypto networks.
He helps inform the UK and EU on technology policy as an expert advisor to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blockchain; steering committee member for the AI Global Governance Commission; community member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on AI; member of the European Commission Observatory on Blockchain; and contributor to the UK Cryptoasset Taskforce led by HM Treasury, FCA and Bank of England.
In addition, he is an advisor at Alice.si, a blockchain-based social funding platform, a FinTech Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and regular speaker and commentator having been quoted over the years on the BBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.