ICO Financing: Panel #1: ICO Structuring
Moderator: Jeremy Gardner – Entrepreneur, Blockchain Capital Jeremy Gardner is a founder and general partner of Ausum Ventures, a blockchain-focused venture fund. He is the founder and chairman of the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) and a founder of Augur, the decentralized prediction market platform.
Patrick Baron – CEO, Ambisafe Financials Patrick is CEO of Ambisafe Financial, a full service ICO provider. Ambisafe Financial has helped more than a dozen companies successfully launch their ICO including Propy ($15M), Polybius ($32M), and TaaS.Fund ($7.9M).
Vinny Lingham – CEO and Co-founder, Civic Vinny is a 4-time successful startup founder & CEO. His latest venture, Civic sold $33 million tokens during its ICO. He was previously the founder and CEO of Gyft & Yola, Inc. that sold to First Data Corporation in 2014. He has appeared as one of the investors (dragon and shark) on two South Africa’s reality TV series: Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank.
Matthew Liston – Crypto Native & CSO, Gnosis Matt ran the Gnosis token sale, founded Augur, and advises several blockchain projects. He learned about Bitcoin in 2009 at a Caltech quantum cash talk and dove in headfirst in 2012 through smart contracts and autonomous agents.
Ameen Soleimani – Co-Founder & CEO, Spankchain Ameen is the cofounder and CEO of SpankChain, an economic platform for the adult entertainment industry built on Ethereum. He is a software engineer and previously worked at ConsenSys on payment channels, energy markets and AdChain.
Jason Teustch – Founder, TrueBit Jason Teutsch is the founder of TrueBit, an initiative bringing scalable computation to blockchains. His research focuses on distributed systems security, game theory, and algorithmic randomness. He has held multiple postdoctoral/research positions and Fulbright fellowships.