Melissa Blau has been in the iGaming sector for over 15 years. She is currently the CEO the Founder of iGaming Capital, a leading iGaming consulting business assisting US and international gaming companies develop their iGaming, sports betting and social casino strategies in the US as well as advising/investing in numerous companies in the sector. Under the iGaming Capital umbrella, Melissa founded SmartChoice Media, an affiliate business working with regulated iGaming operators in the US. She is also an investor/advisor to several iGaming companies including blockchain, eSports and DFS.Â Her prior experience in iGaming includes several senior executive roles in UK/Europe. Melissa was the Business-Finance editor of iGaming Business Magazine from 2007-2018 and has been the Chairman of the Clarion Startup Launchpad competition since 2009. Melissa has demonstrated her leadership winning the 2013 Women in Gaming Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to her entering the sector, Melissa was a General Partner of Constellation Ventures, a $450m MediaTech venture fund. She has a BA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Harvard University.