Yat Siu

Yat Siu

Formal First Name
1973 - present

Yat Siu is a veteran tech entrepreneur, angel investor and major player in the open metaverse and blockchain gaming. Yat is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, a global leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. Animoca Brands is a game developer and publisher for content such as Cryptokitties, Garfield, Doraemon, Ultraman and is public on the ASX. Under his leadership, Animoca Brands has propelled its valuation to $6 billion “unicorn” status, and has transformed into a global leader in the delivery of digital property rights via blockchain and NFTs. A visionary in gaming and beyond, Yat is a pioneer in the use of blockchain and NFTs in the gaming industry. He has been behind several groundbreaking companies—the best known among them is Outblaze, an award-winning tech conglomerate specializing in cloud, gaming, and smartphone software. He is also a Director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment.

Professional Experience





  • 2022, 2023 Asia's Most Influential HK

  • 2022 Top People in Crypto and Blockchain, Cointelegraph

  • 2021 Asia's Most Influential

  • 2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, DHL/SCMP Awards

  • 2003 Linux Business Adoption Award

  • 2003 Communication Technologies Award

  • 2002 Global Leader of Tomorrow, World Economic Forum

  • URENCO Innovation Award

  • Standard Chartered Platinum Achievers Award

  • Outstanding Entrepreneur Award, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards


  • He started his career at Atari Germany before moving to Hong Kong in 1996.

  • He established Hong Kong Online, one of the region's first internet service providers, and set up Cyber City/Freenation, the first free web page and email provider in Asia

  • After selling Outblaze's messaging unit to IBM, he founded Animoca, which later became Animoca Brands, and began to focus on digital entertainment projects.