Commerce platforms, crowdfunding and internet currency have all shaped the way we establish and manage businesses in an increasingly globalised industry.

Philip Letts, CEO of, is one of the most instrumental tech business leaders, following the birth of the internet.

Letts has run a string of high profile web ventures operating across the US and Europe, including an established Silicon Valley venture, overseeing the creation of one of the world's first fledgling forms of internet currencies,

Now, Letts concentrates on bridging upstart or incumbent businesses through a commerce platform called, which is set to change the way businesses buy and sell services on an online global services exchange.

Speaking with IBTimes UK exclusively, Letts tells us about how crowdfunding and commerce platforms are shaping the way to do business today.

Don't forget to check out the second part of the interview on Friday.