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Jeremy Almond CEO PayStand Paystand is a business to business focused digital payment company. Jeremy started his career as an engineer at nanotech startup Digital Instruments, later acquired by Veeco (Nadaq: VECO). At Veeco he led the enterprise architecture, helping shrink massive computers down to devices that now fit in our pockets. Since then Jeremy has worked as an operator & investor at a number of startups & established companies to drive improvements in digital commerce, ERP, & payments. He holds a computer engineering degree from the University of California & masters from the University of Massachusetts, where he did his thesis on how technology can help drive positive change in a broken financial system.
Shouhei Ichimiya Principal Global Brain Corporation Shouhei joined Global Brain in 2017 & spends his time on the investment team finding, funding, & supporting early-stage technology companies. Shouhei currently serves as a board observer at Securitize. His previous experience includes being on Sony's corporate development team where he focused on strategic investments & M&A across Sony's vast portfolio of business & being a DevOps engineer for Sony PlayStation.
Rahul Raina CoFounder/CTO TRM Previously he was an Engineer at Amazon & OpenDoor, & a Management Consultant at McKinsey. Rahul received his BS in Computer Science (concentration in distributed systems) from University of Michigan & a BBA from Ross School of Business. In his spare time, he loves to dance, teach, & read.
Miko Matsumura Founder Evercoin, a crypto exchange Miko is a Limited Partner with the Pantera Capital ICO Fund (a $100M ICO-only fund). He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy & Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language & Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, & is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in capital for Open Source startups. He currently advises cryptocurrency startups like WiFiCoin, Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services) & Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs & 44 exits. He holds an Master's degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He's leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco & is a speaker at the upcoming Token Fest, Keynoting at ICOnference NYC, Blockchain Life in St. Petersburg Russia, Global Blockchain Summit, The Future of Money Summit, & Coin Agenda in Las Vegas.
Moderator: Phil Jeudy Journalist Phil started his career in finance & IT positions in subsidiaries of companies like Vinci or Electrolux, mainly in construction & retail (BtoB & BtoC), mostly in charge of organizational projects, then join SEGA to be responsible of Southern Europe territories for the mobile gaming business unit based in London. Since 2007, Phil has been developing lobbying activities for European companies interested to develop their activities with tech leaders in San Francisco Bay Area. Phil writes chronicles about the startup ecosystem onLe Journal de la Silicon Valley at L'Express.fr Phil co-organized non-conferences (Barcamps) in Paris focusing on Mobile, Video & Open Source. Phil introduced the first (and only so far) Ignite events in Paris. Phil is Advisor of several startups, including Fairwai.com, Nextuser.com, Bluefox.io.
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