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500 Startups Venture Partner & Tides.Network (Portal) CEO Blockchain Panel

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500 Startups Venture Partner & Tides.Network (Portal) CEO Blockchain Panel

Come join fellow Tech Startup & Blockchain folks for our fun-packed event! We're exploring the broader themes of investing and entrepreneurship with a special focus on blockchain.

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6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Networking
7:00pm - 7:10pm: Opening Remarks  
7:10pm - 8:00pm: Blockchain Fireside Chat and Panel

  • Rob Neivert - Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Advisor, Tides Network (Portal); MS, BS, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

    Rob is presently a Venture Partner at 500 Startups running the blockchain program. Previously he was an executive for startups having founded or worked at eight companies with four exits and four companies still operating. He was CEO for the last two venture-funded start-ups. He also maintain a broad domain of expertise, having held leadership positions in products, marketing, and operations. Academic credentials include a BA, BS, MS, and MBA degree from Stanford, Wesleyan, and Santa Clara. He is a 500 startups Venture Partner, a mentor/advisor for Cardinal Ventures, Stanford iFarm, and Stanford's Treehacks program as well as an executive advisor for over 15 funded startups, and previously held the position of Executive in Residence at Quest Venture Partners. 

  • Chandra Duggirala MD - CEO, Tides Network (Portal); CEO, Fuel; Residency, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Drexel University College of Medicine 

    Chandra is a serial entrepreneur, libertarian and Bitcoiner. He is an inventor whose inventions range from Medical devices to software. His previous startup Fuel created the first intelligent nutrition engine that personalized diets based on DNA, behavior and biomarkers. Currently he is the CEO of Portal (, which is on a mission to build a  non-custodial crypto trading and storage solution that eliminates counterparty risk entirely.

  • Matt McGee, Moderator - Business Strategy & Development, Sturfee; MBA Candidate, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business 

    Matt currently works with Sturfee, a computer vision company creating the world's first city-scale visual positioning system (VPS), in Business Strategy and Development.
    Prior to Sturfee, he worked in EY's M&A Group, advising private equity and Fortune 100 clients on deals across healthcare, life sciences, financial services, and government contracting. Before EY, Matt worked at UBS where he focused on portfolio reporting and trading for family offices and corporate clients. Matt is currently pursuing his MBA with UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Accounting and Economics. 

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking


Venue: UC Berkeley Extension - SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS
160 Spear St., Floor 6 (Room 609), San Francisco, CA 94105


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Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events