Jamie Finn, CoFounder Securitize Jamie is a well traveled executive who has worked in 6 countries with startups & corporates. He is currently the co-founder and President of Securitize, the leading platform for Security Token Issuances. During his more than 18 years of experience he has participated in over $500m worth of transactions including Kontera, Sansa Security, Jajah, Tokbox, RingRing Media and Zingy and has seen his share of meeting rooms across the globe. His previous employers include Ericsson, Telefònica o2 and AT&T and he has worked at numerous startups including Zingy, RingRing Media, Thumbplay, Kontera and Sansa Security and Aki Technologies. He has been in San Francisco for the past 5 years after spending 6 years in London and becoming a Chelsea supporter. Jamie grew up in Puerto Rico and is a native English and Spanish speaker.
Mason Borda, CEO/CoFounder Tokensoft TokenSoft is the market leader in launching and supporting compliant security token sales through its white label, SaaS token sale platform. An expert on blockchain compliance, Mr. Borda works closely with private equity funds, investment banks and other financial institutions to implement next-generation, blockchain-based equity structures, and has supported the launch of tokens as compliant securities in over 50 countries. Prior to launching TokenSoft, Mr. Borda developed and scaled foundational technologies for Bitcoin and Ethereum, the world’s two largest cryptocurrency platforms. His notable achievements include architecting the custody infrastructure for the blockchain launched by the Royal Mint of England, developing the world’s first-ever multi-signature Ethereum web wallet, and helping scale BitGo, a cryptocurrency custody platform, up to $1 billion in transactions per month. Mr. Borda holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Blake Richman Head Trader/Portfolio Manager NovaBlock Capital NovaBlock Capital is a blockchain and digital asset focused investment fund. Prior to his role at NovaBlock, Blake advised formation-stage funds on investment strategy, market dynamics, and custodianship. Before diving into the blockchain space, he held positions in venture capital and debt capital markets. Blake lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is involved in the blockchain investment and entrepreneur communities.
Michal Pospieszalski President/CoFounder Rune Wallet Michal passed 70+ certification exams resulting in 20+ IT and programming certifications from Sun, Novell, Microsoft, Oracle, and Cisco. He’s proficient ins C, C++, assembly, Java, Python, and everything web and network. Mehow has been programming since age 15. Initially focusing on network infrastructure creation he then moved on to network security and software security and performed some of the most pioneering early security work on gambling devices,electronic voting machines, military and intelligence systems as senior technical staff positions at Cigital and LECG Corporation. Additionally, he served as CTO of Intellibridge, an open source intelligence company from 1999 to 2001. At Intellibridge he worked with former national security advisor Anthony Lake and political scientist David Rothkopf. Intellibridge was acquired by Eurasia Group in 2005. Mehow is the inventor of the Rune Wallet and Rune ASIC.
John Gotts Founder/Chairman Stokens, Inc John is the world's foremost expert on compliant coins, whether stokens (security tokens) or commodity cryptocurrencies. He started the first crypto self-regulating body with pioneers of the most successful coins, He co-wrote the best legal argument to-date on creating a compliant commodity crypto or stoken after spending more than 20,000 hours of research, talking with the lawyers for many the top cryptocurrency creators. His attorney is a retired SEC Commissioner and helped him to write Zen and the Art of Compliant Coin Maintenance.
Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others. For further info check out http://www.fintechsv.com