Tom Serres

Tom Serres

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Tom Serres is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Warburg-Serres Investments, an early stage venture capital fund focused on the decentralization of Trade and Blockchain Technology. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Animal Ventures, an investment advisory firm that builds and invests in tech startups, educates executives, and designs new ways for Fortune 500 companies to commercialize and leverage emergent technologies. These emergent opportunities include technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, and the Internet of Things. Animal Ventures has extensive experience in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, trucking, shipping, logistics, online marketplaces, and fin-tech in and around the broader world of supply chain activities.

Tom lectures each semester as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Information in Austin, and is Co-Author of Asset Chains: The Cognitive, Friction-Free, and Blockchain-enabled Future of Supply Chains, as well as the new textbook, The Basics of Blockchain. He is
an entrepreneur with experience and expertise in a wide variety of sectors.

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2022FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Blockchain, Web3, and the Internet Computer
2021FallI 320Topics in Informatics Blockchain, Web 3, and the Internet Computer