Advisor – Web3 Foundation • Fund Manager – Lehman Brothers • Oxford
Tokenisation strategies, concept creation and development, due diligence, deal structuring and execution, investor relations
Ana is an experienced special situations investment professional with a strong interest in decentralization and blockchain. She currently sits on the advisory board for the Web3 Foundation, and she has analyzed and transacted over USD3.5bn and advised on over USD300mn of private equity and debt transactions. Ana is a business-builder, team-builder, technology and data obsessive, with particular strength in forensic analysis, seeing efficiencies and optimising processes. She’s passionate about individual empowerment and helping others fulfill their potential.
Senior Advisor to the CEO & General Counsel
Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer - Mercer • Fund Formation - Weil Gotshal & Manges • Private Equity - Kirkland & Ellis • M&A - Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom • Legal Advisor – CoinFi • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong • Solicitor of the High Court of New South Wales, Australia • University of Sydney
Securities, Finance and Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions • Corporate Structuring & Fund Formation; Commercial Negotiations • Enterprise Risk Management, Government & Public Relations • Legal, Regulatory and Compliance for ICOs, FinTechs, and Startups • Capital Raising & Investor Relations
Sandra has over 10 years of legal experience in M&A, corporate & securities law, and private equity fund formation. She was previously the Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer for a global asset management company managing US$23B+ under advisement in the Asia Pacific region. Sandra also advises ICO issuers and FinTech startups on corporate structuring, governance, legal, and regulatory compliance. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Association of Corporate Counsels as a Director and the Treasurer. Sandra is passionate about encouraging women to “have a seat at the table” and empowering women to take on senior management leadership roles in the workplace. She volunteers her time to be a mentor to The Women’s Foundation Mentoring Program for rising young female professionals.
Zeppelin, Alice, Open Reference
Technical architecture, Smart contracts
Jakub is an experienced technologist with deep experience building technology stacks that take companies from inception through to scalability. As the CTO of Alice, he designed and built a platform that brings transparency to social funding through the blockchain. Formerly, he was the CEO of Silvertown, a software company that helps large property managers monitor the vital signs of their properties in real time thanks to smart beacons and blockchain technology. He’s been writing code and building complex systems in the financial sector for 10+ years.
Merrill Lynch, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Smart Contracts, Dapps, APIs
David has 25 years of experience in software development, design and architecture. He worked for large companies such as Merrill Lynch as well as emerging start-ups. He is the founder of Crypto-fuel which holds membership in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Interested in the possibilities of decentralized systems, he was an early Ethereum follower. Since September 2015 David has been full-time in developing Ethereum prototypes. David has a passion for open source methodology and loves to solve technological problems.
Head of Operations
Community Manager, Binance • Founder, Greychain Capital • Officer, United States Army • West Point
Operations & Community Management
Steven brings his extensive leadership experience from the military and financial services sectors to bear on the unique challenges surrounding the digital asset space. Steve has extensive experience in business development, communications, public relations, and crisis management. His steady hand helped to guide Binance through a period of explosive growth and uncertainty all while managing their customer facing communications and media channels. His online presence during US hours facilitated Binance’s rapid rise to the #1 exchange in the world.
Vanguard UK •BSc Mathematics, Kings College, London
Pensions sector advice, relations with pension funds
Peter is a fellow of the UK actuarial profession with a track record spanning over 30 years in DC pensions, life assurance, and asset management in developed and emerging economies.
He was involved in setting up new businesses in Germany, China and India where he also spent some time as a non-executive director of IDFC (the Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation). He then helped start up Vanguard Investments UK, arguably the most disruptive new venture in European asset management in many years.
Peter has been involved in the pension industry in Europe, Asia, and the USA in various capacities, including designing innovative and low cost solutions for UK DC pension investors, as an administrator of corporate and individual pension plans, and as a pension scheme trustee in the Eurozone and Asia.
Techstars • StartupBootcamp • Wentworth Hall
Business Development, Investor Relations
Aylon is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor with expertise at board level, investment management, business development, team building, and start up due diligence. He is an active member in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem, having worked extensively with Fintech and Blockchain start-ups globally. For the last 7 years, he has served as the Tech Investment Director for Wentworth Hall, a London-based family office that specialises in private equity ventures and startup investing. With more than 16 years of experience in the capital markets, Aylon previously worked as a financial journalist for Reuters and as Business Development Director for Granite Alphen Capital, an algorithmic hedge fund. Since 2015, Aylon has been invited to speak at international conferences on the transformative technology of the decentralised ledger and its disruptive implications for the financial world.
Solidity Developer • Trimble Software Engineer • Scrum Master
Smart Contracts, Technical Architecture
Victor is an accomplished software engineer, product owner and scrum master with over 5 years experience delivering mobile app and web products. His past roles have included contracts for Intel, ESPN, and Columbia University. At Trimble Inc., he developed bulletproof compliance and emergency response apps for connected vehicles. As a scrum master, he is dedicated to the highest standard of software development cycles. Victor loves .NET, Android and iOS development and is now dedicated entirely to Solidity based smart contracts. He holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.
UK Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions, 2015-2016 • Chase Manhattan, Rothschilds • LBS, Harvard
Pensions sector advice, relations with pension funds
Former UK Minister of State for Pensions 2015-16, currently Expert on Pensions to the House of Lords, Baroness Altmann is an experienced Investment Professional and Economist, driven by the desire to improve policy for ordinary people and ensuring good value for customers.
Ros started her career as an academic at University College London, London School of Economics and at Harvard University, researching and publishing on UK pension policy, occupational pensions and retirement.
After this, Ros managed institutional investment portfolios for 15 years, including pension funds, insurance funds and mutual funds, as well as advising central banks and private client fund managers. She was Head of International Equities at Chase Manhattan’s International Investment Operation in London, and a Director at Rothschild Asset Management and at NatWest Investment Management.
Marcus is an English Barrister, a member of the New York State Bar, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, a member of the Chartered Management Institute (Diploma in Management and Leadership), and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Marcus was awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Years Honours List. Marcus was also Chairman of the Gibraltar Investors Compensation Scheme and the Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Board as well as the Group of International Insurance Centre Supervisors. Marcus is also a director of Kalphe Advisory Ltd, Kalphe Properties Ltd and Callaghan Insurance Brokers Ltd. Prior roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission, Head of Banking and Investments at the Cayman Island Monetary Authority and Director in KPMG’s Financial International Regulatory Services Team. Marcus was one of the founding directors of the United Kingdom Association of Compliance Officers (Subsequently renamed the Compliance Institute). He was also principle author of two Transparency International’s reports on Money Laundering.
Advisor & Investor BeyondBlocks • Blockchain World Conferences • Prime Block Capital
BeyondBlocks | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)
Venture Capital, Finance, Marketing
Saber Aria is a strategist with over 10years of experience in marketing strategies and building businesses. He is an early blockchain enthusiast, with a passion for blockchain technology and decentralization after investing in bitcoin in 2012.
Saber is the founder of a prominent digital marketing agency and an advertising software company, each with a diverse portfolio of clients including several fortune 500 companies. He is the co-founder of Beyond Blocks, a global conference for blockchain enthusiasts, investors, and developers.
Saber has a passion for seeking out and assisting emerging start-ups both as an advisor and investor through his accelerator program. He focuses his council not only on brilliant business ideas, but just as importantly, the teams behind each project.
Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Rabobank, Bear Sterns, KCP Capital, Caldera Pacific
Finance, Fintech, Venture Capital
Roderik has 20 years of experience in finance. He started his career at Paribas in 1997 as an analyst/developer for bond trading applications and then moved to Deutsche Bank in 1998 to embark on his equity derivatives trading career. Over the next 10 years, he traded stock and index options on European, US, and Asian markets at HSBC, Rabobank and Bear Stearns. In his various roles, he was responsible for both client and proprietary trading. In 2008 he joined LIM Advisors, a multi-strategy hedge fund in Hong Kong, as Portfolio Manager to setup and manage a pan-Asia volatility arbitrage strategy. In 2010, he became Head of Trading at major market-making firm All Options.In the last few years he moved to the private markets sphere. In 2011, he was involved in setting up a single country private equity fund focusing on Mongolia. In 2013, he joined merchant banking firm KCP Capital, leading its Asian operations. Finally, in 2016 he joined Caldera Pacific, an investment firm active in venture capital and growth capital. He holds the position of Managing Director and is a member of the Investment Committee.
EOS • Block.One • R3 Distributed Ledger Consortium
Asset tokenization, Ricardian Contract, blockchain, blockchain architecture
Ian is a noted financial cryptographer, having entered the space in 1995. He invented the Ricardian Contract as a process to capture all of the prose in a legal contract of issuance, and permit unique identification among many competing issues without the need for a centralised registry.
He is co-inventor of triple entry accounting, which has been termed by some as the most significant change to accounting in 500 years. As well as doing seminal work in digital payment and issuance or registry systems, he has created models for identity and community which have been trialled successfully in low trust environments.
Ian has worked for R3, a $100mn+ blockchain constorium of the largest financial services firms and technology companies in the world. Leading investors included SBI Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Intel and Temasek. At R3, Ian developed early architecture Ian continues to consult with leading firms in the blockchain space and he is currently a partner at a $200mn post-ICO venture Block One.
VC and Crypto Advisor
Investor @ Accel, Blockchain Enthusiast, Serial Entrepreneur Accel Partners | Harvard Business School
Crypto and blockchain
Prabhakar is a Seed/Early stage investor at Accel. Prabhakar has been a Serial Entrepreneur all his professional life, with over 9 years of experience running successful digital-media and online video platforms. He sold his first startup in 2008 while still in Undergrad, and scaled his second startup to the Top 100 websites in the world, having bootstrapped it into a $5M ARR venture in under 3 years. More recently, Prabhakar co-founded Dramatize, a Bollywood content streaming platform, which he exited to BookMyShow – India’s largest ticket booking platform.
Prabhakar has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and also holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electronics & Instrumentation. At the age of 20, he won the “Dubai Software Development Trade Show 2008” in Dubai. In 2012, he was nominated for the BITS Alumni Top 25 under the age of 25.
He is fluent in 4 languages and has basic proficiency in 3 more, and spends most of his spare time researching blockchain technologies or advising startups. Besides being an avid globe-trotter, he has a strong passion for adventure sports, loves playing squash and enjoys strategy-games, karting and archery.