Emil Woods


Emil advises on business strategy and investor relations. He is a founding partner at Liberty City Ventures and the Liberty City Ventures Blockchain Fund. He has been an early participant in the bitcoin ecosystem as an investor since early 2010. He also co-founded and is on the board of itBit, the world’s first regulated exchange and qualified custodian for crypto assets, and its parent company Paxos, a clearing and settlement platform for digitized assets and known for launching the world’s first regulated stable coin. He co-founded Cedar Hill Capital Partners LLC (Cedar Hill) in 2004, an asset management firm focused on financial services globally.

Prior to founding Cedar Hill, Emil was a portfolio manager at SAC Capital Management.  Prior to that, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for over 8 years in various capacities in the Equities and Asset Management divisions, including as a portfolio manager as well as head trader. Emil is the blockchain advisor to the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company, as well as an advisor to the Wharton Alternative Investments Initiative at The Wharton School. 

Emil is on the Board of Directors of the GO Project, which provides critical academic, social and emotional support to low-income New York City public school children. Emil is the founder and a trustee of the Imago Dei Foundation, serves on the board of The Centurion Foundation and is an Undergraduate Executive Board member of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Emil earned a B.S.E. from the Wharton School, of the University of Pennsylvania, where he sponsors the Emil K. Woods Award for entrepreneurship and well as the Su Chin Catherine Chian Scholarship.