Managing Partner, Kenetic Capital, The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, Founder of Ethereum Hong Kong
Jehan Chu was raised in New Jersey, spent some time outside of the United States before boarding at the Westtown Friends School. Academic excellence is a main tenant of this uniquely Quaker school in Pennsylvania…yet one of the main aspects of the school is its sense of community, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. This must have mattered to Jehan, as those themes are pervasive throughout his adult life. While at university, he became interested in Web programming and then rode that interest to a job building the online presence and business of Sotheby’s in New York, followed by an opportunity to run their Client Development efforts in Asia. Jehan became more involved in the art world in Asia while at the same time becoming deeply interested in the BlockChain and Bitcoin. At some point the crypto community started taking up so much of this time and interest (He was a Founding member of The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong and the Founder of Ethereum Hong Kong.) he started focusing full time on building the multi-faceted business that has become Kenetic Capital.
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NEW Mark Vange – Founder of TokenIQ, Technology Entrepreneur, Advisor to Startups and Investors, Crypto Expert and Enthusiast
Published just 2 days ago Mark Vange has been interested in technology from the first moment he laid his eyes on the Apple II computers that arrived at his new school the same day he did. Born in the Soviet Union, Mark moved to Israel with his family as part of a program the Carter Administration had with the Soviet government. Russian Jews go to go to Israel in exchange for U.S. wheat that went to Russia…It was a win-win at the time for both sides of the trade. Mark has been a technology entrepreneur for as long a...>> Go to the full episode page
Vladislav Solodkiy – Life.SREDA Venture Capital
Vladislav Solidkiy is one of the most influential Fintech investors and influencers in the world. Having said that, his path to Fintech investment dominance was not linear. Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing at Life Financial in Moscow, but he was fascinated by Fintech. He read and studied a lot, educating himself on the sector and became known locally and regionally for his expertise. As his knowledge and reputation grew, he was continuously being asked to help others invest ...>> Go to the full episode page
Azmul Haque – Managing Director Collyer Law LLC, Tri-qualified Lawyer | Law-firm Founder | Law-tech Futurist
After practicing law for over a decade and becoming qualified in three different jurisdictional geographies (England, India and Singapore), Azmul Haque could see the future and it was all centered around emerging technologies. Azmul focuses on clients in emerging technology such as FinTech, HealthTech, AdTech, Big Data, IOT, BlockChain, Internet & e-Commerce, in addition to more traditional industries such as Hotels & Leisure, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare, Real Estate, and Tele...>> Go to the full episode page
Jesse Lund – Global Blockchain & Digital Currency Strategy at IBM
Jesse Lund is IBM’s Global Head of Blockchain market development, digital currency strategy, solutions engineering, and client engagement for banking and financial services. He is passionate about advancing the commercialization of Distributed Ledger Technology to promote social good and transform the world.
We spoke to Jesse about how IBM is using its global reach, massive amount of PhDs and over a century of technology excellence to help mainstream the blockchain and distributed ledger tec...>> Go to the full episode page
Jason Goldberg – Director, OpenST Foundation. Founder and CEO at Simple Token. Founder and CEO at Pepo
Jason Goldberg builds things…and he generally builds them bigger than you would have expected. Jason worked on Bill Clinton’s campaign and then in the Clinton White House, not because he was well connected to them, but because he reached out himself and asked. An early lesson learned was that you don’t get things you don’t ask for. Seeing opportunities is relatively easy, seizing them is the definition of success…and great entrepreneurs are great at seizing great opportunities. In his cur...>> Go to the full episode page
Preethi Kasireddy is an independent blockchain developer. Interestingly, getting to that point was not a straight line trajectory. Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Preethi talks about a feeling of not belonging, but discovering a love of Math and Physics. After visiting U.S.C., she decided that was the place for her to study Industrial & Systems Engineering. For someone that enjoys optimizing people, processes and systems…this was ideal. A job as a Goldman Sachs TMT (Technology,...>> Go to the full episode page
Ian McKee – Founder & CEO of Vuulr, Former Founder & CEO of Vocanic
Ian McKee was sitting at his desk…looking at his Nokia mobile phone and his Palm Pilot and thinking. Mobile phone networks were exploding in Singapore, 3G networks were rumored and Ian was sure that devices that merged the functionality that was innocently sitting on his desk would soon be introduced. He was also convinced that ‘word of mouth’ marketing was about to go digital and he quit his job to start an agency, called ‘Vocanic’ that would grow to become the largest, regional, full serv...>> Go to the full episode page
Sankalp Shangari – Founder LALA World – Banking the Underbanked via Blockchain | Speaker, Blockchain Author, Investor
If BlockChain and BitCoin technologies were created for only one thing (and it decidedly was NOT), it would be to democratize access to the financial system. Depending on which statistics you believe, almost 2 Billion adults remain unbanked with no access to the types of financial products that could help pull them out of a cycle of poverty and into the global financial system. Sankalp Shangari and his team at LaLa World are trying to accomplish that, one migrant worker at a time. The son ...>> Go to the full episode page
Simon Dixon – CEO & Co-Founder of BnkToTheFuture.com, FinTech Angel Investor, Author ‘Bank To The Future’
We started our conversation with Simon Dixon back in 2006, when Simon was first introduced to the concepts of Bitcoin. After a few years in the world of investment banking and brokerage, he set out to write a book on the future of money and banking. He was introduced to the concepts of Bitcoin through the writings of Jonathan James Harrison and was immediately convinced that this was the future of money and the store of value. Simon’s knowledge of finance, economics and all things bitcoin ...>> Go to the full episode page
Pavel Matveev – CEO of Wirex
Pavel Matveev has years of securities trading and technology experience honed at the world’s top tier global financial institutions. Trained as a computer scientist and the winner of both Physics and Web Software Development contests, Pavel is a deep technologist at heart. A computer geek in the best possible way, Pavel is always searching for the best technology and development platforms and has found a transformational one in the BlockChain and BitCoin. Wirex was born of the idea to cre...>> Go to the full episode page
Max Ward – CEO of OpenPort, Digital Logistics for Asia, Blockchain Believer
Max Ward rejoins Asia Tech Podcast after his initial appearance on Stories. Towards the end of our first conversation, we introduced the concepts of cryptocurrency tokens, micropayment and all things blockchain. We both realized that this was a much longer discussion and we regrouped for a deeper dive into how these new concepts and technologies were being employed by OpenPort along the entire supply chain for its customers. This was a fascinating talk about real-world implementations for ...>> Go to the full episode page
Greg Simon – Founder & CEO of Loyyal – The Internet of Loyalty
Greg Simon and I have known each other for almost 25 years…so I am biased. Greg and I worked together at Morgan Stanley and he had an extremely successful career across the spectrum of Global Finance.
Deciding to take a break in 2012 and travel the world, Greg was determined to find the commonalities that all humans share. He visited 40 countries in 12 months and along the way was introduced to, among many other amazing things, BitCoin and the BlockChain.
The transformative qualities ...>> Go to the full episode page
Jamie Skella – Co-Founder of Horizon State
Jamie Skella has been building businesses on the internet for two decades and he likes to say that he is “biased toward possibility”.
I believe that is a good bias to have…Jamie has deep experience in User Experience and User Interface design, but his background is much more nuanced than that. Let’s just say that his interests range from founding Australia’s first e-Sports bar in Melbourne to redesigning Democracy via MiVote and Horizon State …
Horizon State is leveraging blockchain tec...>> Go to the full episode page
Edmund Lowell – Founder & CEO of KYC-Chain, SelfKey Foundation & FlagTheory
Edmund and I had a multifaceted discussion about all three of the entities in which he is involved. FlagTheory.com, the SelfKey Foundation and KYC-Chain. Edmund started a company while still a student at Northeastern University in Boston and that grew into FlagTheory.com. Reading Tim Ferriss’ “The Four Hour Workweek” convinced him that he could run his company and live anywhere, so he chose Asia…When I asked him where he lived, he jokingly responded with ‘Seat 1A’…clearly a man that spends...>> Go to the full episode page
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