Blockchain VC Investor Fireside Chat and Panel
Come join fellow Blockchain + DLT folks for our fun-packed event!
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6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Networking
7:00pm - 7:10pm: Opening remarks
7:10pm - 8:00pm: Blockchain VC Fireside Chat and Panel
Zhen Cao - Partner, JLab Fund, the cryptocurrency arm of JD Capital (Largest PE firm in China)
Zhen Cao is a Partner at JLab Fund the cryptocurrency arm of JD Capital, the only publicly traded PE firm in China with $9B AUM. Since 2007, JD Capital has currently over 100 publicly traded portfolio companies. At present, enterprises invested by JD Capital contribute over 1000 billion dollar to China’s GDP, pay over 100 billion dollar of tax and create more than 500,000 jobs each year.
JLAB has participated over 50 blockchain investments in infrastructures, applications, exchanges, media verticals globally. And has been making meaningful connections for portfolios and community building.
Previously, Zhen is a frontier tech VC, she led 15 equity investments in VR AI and CV. She is the early investor of Ontology, Metadium, Quantstamp, Thunder Token, MobileCoin, MyToken, Kcash, IOTeX, Oasis, Ankr, Aergo, Benthos Capital, etc.
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Danny Wang - Managing Director, Daollar Capital; Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Daollar Group; Advisor, HireIO, Inc; Former Venture Partner, NOC Ventures; Former Venture Capitalist, Youbi Capital; MBA, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
I am the Managing Director of Daollar Capital and Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Daollar Group. Previously I was a venture partner for three different crypto funds. I was also advising Polymath and Canaan Creative Inc, the 2nd largest mining machine company with the largest IPO in the blockchain industry. I was a co-founder and blockchain consultant for BlocOS. I used to cofound a distributed consensus database startup called TreodeDB, where we wrote consensus algorithm. I have over 10 years large scale backend system experiences with MBA from Berkeley.
Daollar Group is a Blockchain conglomerate HQed in fintech space. It is backed by a billionaire and serial entrepreneur with 5 exits including one public companies in NASDAQ. Since the beginning of 2017, 24 blockchain projects has been built internally by 120+ full-time engineers. Our mission is to build a revolutionary asset circulation network. It is HQed in San Francisco and NYC with R&D center in China. We are hiring executives in SF and NYC.
Steven Chen - Managing Partner, Noris; BS and MS, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Chen is Managing Partner at Noris, a consultancy firm that focuses on fostering community growth for projects and companies in the blockchain space. Noris has helped build growth for projects such as ICON, Daglabs and many more on a global scale. Previously, Steven has organized events such as the Blockchain Career Fair at UC Berkeley and San Francisco Blockchain Week. His firm is an early investor in projects such as ICON, Thunder, Oasis Labs, Aergo, Mythical Games, SeedCX, and more.
Albert Cheng, Moderator - Co-founder, New Wave; Head of Product, Outpost; Head of Product and Engineering, Chariot; Senior Program Manager, YouTube Gaming, YouTube; MBA, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; Bachelors, Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Albert Cheng is an entrepreneur and product leader ranging from five years at Google/YouTube to executive positions at high-growth startups including Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon), Chariot (acquired by Ford), and Outpost ($19M raised to date). Albert first attended bitcoin meetups back in 2013, and has made several angel investments in cutting-edge startups across blockchain, digital media, and IoT.
He is currently the co-founder of New Wave Capital
, a robo-advisor that helps people invest intelligently in cryptocurrencies. New Wave is the first ever SEC-registered investment advisor for crypto and is live on web, iOS, and Android.
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking
Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105).
Venue Sponsor: Google Launchpad
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