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David Drake Speaks at the Toronto Blockchain Conference 2017

Toronto Blockchain Conference 2017
October 19th, 2017
Doors open at: 8:00AM
MaRS Discovery District
Toronto, Canada

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The original Blockchain Conference is going to Toronto!

This is the 16th Blockchain Conference.

In 2015, the first Blockchain Conference in London was launched. The aim was to bring senior figures in finance, tech, government, venture capital and start-ups into a room and discuss Blockchain/DLT beyond Bitcoin. Shortly after that, we took the show on the road to New York, Hong Kong, Dublin, Amsterdam, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

We have met a lot of innovators and seen Blockchain captivate industry beyond financial services, including media, logistics, charity, government and many more. A lot has changed in the past few months with ICO's and Token Distributions really taking off. Expect the most up to date content in the industry. As always our format is fast-paced and has plenty of networking time built in.



David Drake

Founder and Chairman,

LDJ Capital

The Soho Loft Media Group

David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office; Victoria Partners, a 300 family office network based in London; LDJ Real Estate Group and Drake Hospitality Group; and The Soho Loft Media Group with divisions Victoria Global Communications, Times Impact Publications, and The Soho Loft Conferences.

Mr. Drake has been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, cleantech, energy and social impact investments for more than 20 years. He is an advocate of innovative investing in early-stage equity, capital formation policies and developments globally, and the US JOBS Act which he lobbied for in the US Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012 and was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. and as a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013.

His investment, The Soho Loft Media Group, produces and sponsors over 200 global conferences annually and his articles are syndicated in over 100 publications. One such event was April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. He advances financial innovation through his work as an international speaker and writer. He has spoken in top universities like Cambridge, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and writes regularly for major publications like WSJ, Forbes, Huffington Post, Thomson Reuters. He is the co-author of the books Planet Entrepreneur and Crowdfunding and Other Animals and is the author of the upcoming books TheCrowdfunding Economy and LIFEE: Life Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Executives.

Previously, Mr. Drake has acted as general partner in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds, seed funds and hedge funds. Mr. Drake’s holdings have media partnership with the European Business Angel Network, European Venture Philanthropy Association and Angel Capital Association of North America. He sits on 4 angel networks and has co-founded two angel networks.

His focus today is to take on board advisory positions at companies, angel networks and venture funds, and to guide them on international regulations, corporate strategy and fund structures, with emphasis on the growing trend of online investment automation for retail and angel investors.

Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies for many years. Today he is a board director for the New York City Opera Renaissance, London-based UBS Charity of the Year ARCHIVE Global, and a board advisor for The Washington Ballet. He is a board director also of the Carnegie Hall Einhorn Oratorio Project in honor of the Ukraine MH17 flight victims which allows him to work and advise US Ambassadors from, but not limited to, Dominica, Ukraine, Marshall Islands, Australia, Canada and Sweden.

Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.


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