Roy Sebag is an investor, entrepreneur, and writer with 15 years of experience in diverse industries ranging from technology, precious metals, and investment management.
Mr. Sebag began his career as a portfolio manager founding a hedge-fund that engaged in fundamental long and short equity investing in distressed, event-driven, and natural resource related opportunities. His experience as a contrarian investor provided him with deep insights into the roles of money and debt within the global economy. It was this understanding which led him to be one of the few investors who predicted and capitalized on the 2008 financial crisis. During that period, he invested in gold mining and natural resource assets studying geology, engineering, and physics. He also authored the world’s most comprehensive ranking of gold deposits: Global Gold Mine & Deposit Ranking which is still relied upon as a trusted industry reference.
Ultimately, his experience in exploring for precious metal ores and mining gold led him to develop a deeper interest in the history, economics, and natural philosophy of money, of which gold has been the pre-eminent standard bearer since time immemorial. This deep curiosity and accumulation of knowledge resulted in a desire to educate and reorient modern savings back into precious metals by employing modern technology.
In 2010 Mr. Sebag closed his investment fund to found BitGold along with Josh Crumb, which by 2014 became the most successful digital gold payments and savings platform in history. In 2015 BitGold merged with Goldmoney, the oldest digital gold platform founded by James Turk and Eric Sprott. The merger resulted in the creation of Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) which remains the world’s largest precious metal savings and payments platform overseeing nearly $2 billion of precious metal savings for 1.5 million users globally. Mr. Sebag is both a director and Chief Executive Officer of Goldmoney Inc.
Mr. Sebag is an independent writer and scholar in the fields of natural philosophy having authored several noted papers including: The Natural Order of Money and The Gold Jewelry Standard.
In 2016, Mr. Sebag along with Diana W. Picasso founded Menē Inc. (TSXV: MENE) a direct-to-consumer jewelry brand which crafts pure 24 karat gold and platinum jewelry that is transparently sold by gram weight. The idea for Menē was conceived as a direct result of his extensive inquiry into the global jewelry industry. It is with Menē that he hopes to create a paradigm-shift in how consumers view jewelry, restoring the link between jewelry and savings.