Antoni Trenchev is an accomplished international businessman, blockchain advocate, and cultural aficionado. He is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of digital assets institution Nexo and holds а Master of Laws (LLM) degree, successfully merging legal knowledge with financial business acumen.
With an unbalanced intake of five ristretto coffees a day and a balanced approach to work and life, Antoni Trenchev strives to drive innovation in financial services. With the same dedication, the Nexo co-founder seeks continuous self-improvement and cherishes the simple joys of family. An avid reader, Antoni envisions owning a vineyard in the picturesque Bordeaux region of France upon retirement, combining his love for fine wine with a serene retreat from the demands of the business world. Family is the anchor of Antoni's life – he values a balanced daily routine that begins with quality time with his little daughter. His leisure interests include literature, fine arts, and long walks, while his passion for hip hop – which extends beyond casual listening – often surprises those who make his encounter.
The Coffee-drinking, Art-loving Co-founder With 15,000 Daily Steps
Antoni finds inspiration in the works of renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, painter Cy Twombly, and the timeless writings of Thomas Mann. Among the books that have left a lasting impression on Antoni's life are "The Black Swan" by Nassim Taleb, which heightened his awareness of fat-tail events and their impact, and German classical literature, most notably "The Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann, known for its linguistic brilliance in conveying the relativity of time and space, a theme as potent today with the emergence of AI as at the time of writing.
From a young age, Antoni developed a love for classical music, immersing himself in the timeless compositions of great masters. Alongside his classical repertoire, Antoni’s eclectic taste encompasses the vibrant rhythms of jazz; but perhaps what surprises many is Antoni’s affinity for hip hop. His passion for beats and rhymes extends beyond casual listening; with a penchant for the English language, he possesses an extensive knowledge of the genre and can effortlessly perform a multitude of songs without the need for a teleprompter. Antoni confesses an unexpected fondness of mumble rap, finding himself drawn to artists like Pop Smoke and Young Thug. The latter’s raw, unintelligible style resonates with him, leading him to liken the genre’s overall impression to the avant-garde Dadaist artistic movement for the former’s fairly unsophisticated and distinct, albeit nonsensical, nature.
Antoni doesn’t often binge-watch TV series but the most fascinating ones he’s ever seen were the first few seasons of House of Cards, Mr. Robot, and the “seriously underrated” Boss.
Antoni values a balanced daily routine that begins with quality time with his daughter. He cherishes the simple moments spent with his partner, daughter, and mother, and seeks to create an environment where work and personal life intertwine harmoniously, recognizing the importance of being fully present in both realms. Antoni values principles such as trust, honor, and integrity, understanding that one's word carries significant weight, both in professional commitments and personal relationships.