Upcoming Events…

May 1st, 2019

Where to invest in blockchain/ crypto in 2019

- Hear how investing has changed in 2019 in the U.S., Latin America and Asia.

- Learn why this is the summer of innovation in spite of a crypto (price) winter
- Hear about challenges current blockchain/crypto companies are facing and the opportunities that arise as a result

- Sign up for the lightning round and pitch your company

- Get advice on what you need to do to get funding.

- See panelist details below!


Location: K&L Gates San Francisco Office

12th Floor, 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

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Register for our lightning round ⚡️ here!


Our Panelist:

Zhen Cao

Zhen Cao

Zhen Cao

Zhen Cao is a Partner at JLAB, the cryptocurrency venture arm of JD Capital. JD Capital is the only publicly traded PE firm in China with $9B AUM. Since 2007, JD Capital has over 150 publicly traded portfolios and as a conglomerate, it has the insurance, security exchange and banking divisions. JLAB has participated over 50 blockchain investments in infrastructures, applications, exchanges, media verticals globally.

Previously, Zhen is a frontier tech VC, she led 15 equity investments in VR AI and CV. She was working with HTC Vive content department integrated StarWar, StarTrek, Ready Player One, WestWorld into virtual reality. In blockchain, she is the early investor of Metadium, Aergo, MobileCoin, Thunder Token, Ontology, Aelf, Ankr, MyToken, KCash, Oasis, Cocos, China.com.cn, CoinVoice. Zhen is passionate about human computer interface paradigm shift of the technology and humanity

Lily Liu

Lily Liu

Lily Liu

Hear about the exciting projects and companies Lily Liu has been working with, investment trends and criteria for a good investment strategy.

Lily Liu is a cryptocurrency investor and advisor, with a background as a CFO and operating executive in the US and China. Most recently, Lily co-founded Earn.com which was acquired by Coinbase in 2018.

Previously, Lily was the CFO of CHC, where she built a 500-bed private hospital in China. Lily also worked at KKR in New York as well as McKinsey in New York and Beijing. Lily received a BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford, and studied East Asian Studies at Harvard.

Past Events:

February 20th, 2019

Blockchain in Energy Use Cases and Projects

Karen Hsu, co-founder of Blockchain By Women, kicked off the event by giving us an overview of the current market trends moving from centralized to decentralized, with DERs penetration. She shared a P2P transaction test example for enabling distributed energy markets and facilitating increased penetration of DER in the retail utility market.

On our panelist, we heard from Lydia Kreft on how they're using the blockchain to give people using EV charging stations the credits they are due based on time of day of charging and other factors. Sherry Li, from GE, gave her perspective on the blockchain opportunity in Energy, while Rena Shah shared with us her experience using the blockchain to address energy crises during national disasters in California and other parts of the U.S. View the livestream here.

Resources on topics of discussion: 

Thank you to our sponsors K&L Gates and GE.

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Other past event updates coming soon….