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Disruption in Financial Services - San Francisco September 13, 2017

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Google Launchpad

4th Floor, 301 Howard St

San Francisco, CA 94105

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True Global Ventures has held 18 highly praised Disruption in Financial Services events in New York (3 times), San Francisco, Singapore (3 times), Beijing, Hong Kong (twice), Shanghai, Mumbai, Stockholm (3 times), London (twice) and Paris. We are stringing together fintech trends and what Financial Institutions in the future might look like. We showcase growth stage fintech startups, identify future Blockchain and Token Generating Event (TGE) trends and help bring the industry together.

We do not allow this to become a PR & Marketing event, media and journalists are not allowed and Chatham rules apply. We are aggressively challenging the POC Artificial Intelligence Machine as well as the ongoing hype around
TGEs. We dig into real user cases of AI and Blockchain applications to solve real problems and define what should go into production or TGEs.

Look forward to an engaging discussion with top industry leaders (corporates, investors, entrepreneurs) in Fintech!

The event will be held at the Google Launchpad, 4th Floor, 301 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA on Wednesday, September 13th , 2017.

Once registered, we have a no show fee of 100 USD.

Agenda for San Francisco:
8.30 – 9.00 Networking and Breakfast

9.00 – 9.15 Opening Address
· Dušan Stojanović, Director and Founder of True Global Ventures with 9/18 exits and 3 exits in a week in 2012 awarding him “Business Angel of the Year” in 2013
· Timo Lehes, Partner at Swarm Fund
· Shiri Ashkenazi Sivan, Programme Manager at Google Launchpad Space

9.15 – 9.45 Serial Entrepreneurs doing their next big thing in FinTech:
· Ron Suber, President Emeritus of Prosper Marketplace
· Dan Macklin, Co-Founder of SoFi
· Magdalena Yesil, Founder of DriveInformed, CyberCash and MarketPay

Moderated by Dušan Stojanović

9.45 10.00 Surprise Guest Speaker!

10.00 – 10.40 The role of Artificial Intelligence in FinTech Partnerships between Startups and Corporates:
· Christian Jorg, CEO and Co-Founder of Opentopic
· Wendy Lung, Partner at IBM Ventures
· Lara Druyan, Managing Director, Head of Innovation, Royal Bank of Canada
· Steve Monaghan, Chairman and CEO of Gen.Life Limited spin off of AIA

Moderated by Dušan Stojanović

10.40 – 11.10 Networking and Refreshments

11.10 – 11.50 Artificial Intelligence - A bubble in terms of valuations or solving real problems in the foreseeable future:
· Nuno Sebastiao, Chairman & CEO of FeedZai
· Pete Bodine, Managing Director at Allegis Capital
· Eric Benhamou, Founder and General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures

Moderated by Kartik Gada, Executive Director at Woodside Capital Partners

11.50 – 13.00 Networking and Lunch Break

13.00 – 13.40 The Past, the Present and the Future of Primary and Secondary Markets
· Greg Brogger, CEO of Sharespost
· Huoy Ming Yeh, Founder and Managing Partner of CSC Upshot Ventures
· Yo Nakagawa, Executive Director, Global Management Committee Office, Monex Group Inc.
· Ankur Kamalia, Managing Director, DB1 Ventures, Head of Group Venture Portfolio Management, Deutsche Börse

Moderated by Richard Brenner, TGV Investment Partner,
Founder and Director Emeritus of Bridge Bank

13.40 – 14.10 Disruption in Payments
· Stefan Thomas, CTO at Ripple
· TS Anil, Head of Global Product of Visa

Moderated by Dušan Stojanović

14.10 – 14.40 Networking and Refreshments

14.40 – 15.20 Regulation of Token Generating Event – Where to draw the line?
· Jane Zhang, CEO and Founder of Shellpay
· Susan Gault-Brown, Fintech Regulatory Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
· Emma Channing, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Argon Group

· Sebastian Quinn-Watson, Venture Partner at Blockchain Global Limited

Moderated by Dušan Stojanović

15.20 – 16.00 Token Generating Event: A gamble, an investment or a utility?
· Neeraj Murarka, CTO of Bluzelle
· Chipper Boulas, Founder of Demetr Ventures, Co-Founder at, TGE in Status
· Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Partner and Founder of Future Perfect Ventures
· Dirk Weyel, Founder of Stryking

Moderated by Jehan Chu, Managing Partner at Kinetic Capital (Hong Kong)

16.00 – 16.30 Networking and Refreshments

16.30 – 17.10 How Traditional Venture Capital is being Disrupted by Token Generating Events!
· Gil Penchina, Number 1 Lead investor on AngelList
· Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
· Bart Stephens, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital LLC
· Sheel Mohnot, Partner at 500 Startups

Moderated by Dušan Stojanović

17.10 – 17.20 Closing Address with Power Woman Pioneer in the Valley
· Ann Winblad, Co-Founder, Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

17.30 – 20.00 VIP Dinner (By-invite only)


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. WSGR advises more than 300 public enterprises and 3,000 private companies. The firm represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. WSGR represents more companies that receive venture financing than any other U.S. law firm and consistently rank No. 1 by Dow Jones VentureSource for the number of venture capital deals handled each year.

Sharespost is a Pre-IPO online marketplace for late stage VC-backed private companies. The company uses innovative technology to efficiently connect individual accredited investors, family offices and institutional money managers with high quality private investment opportunities. Triple Digit Profitable Growth. Launched Sharespost 100 in March 2014.

Bluzelle offers a complete and fully integrated stack of blockchain applications, middleware and data services. Bluzelle’s business applications unleash the power of the blockchain covering payment networks, smart insurance and KYC-Identity. Bluzelle Quantum is a middleware that hides all the blockchain plumbing making it easier for our customers to run their applications. Bluzelle’s customers include Maybank, AIA, MSIG, Desjardins, MatchMove and others.

Stryking Entertainment specialises in sports fan engagement and monetisation by combing the real and virtual world to create genuine interaction opportunities for fans, stars and brands. Stryking integrates e-commerce, advertising and sponsoring functionalities in free-to-play fantasy sports. Currently, Stryking develops and operates the innovative platform "Football-Stars", a thrilling and diversified gaming experience on web and mobile to soccer fans in Europe with official license of the German Budesliga.

Opentopic Sia is a powerful cognitive engine by Opentopic that leverages the Artificial Intelligence (AI) of IBM Watson and our own Opentopic Technologia Lab, enabling collaboration environments and professionals to better understand the deluge of public and private data coming at us every second of our professional life. Simply install Sia into your collaboration or messaging platform and let her join your sales, marketing, product, innovation or communication teams. When they are trying to understand a complex set of data to deliver a better result, Sia will simply chime in with insights, ideas and recommendations. Sia allows you to analyze any kind of public or private source of unstructured data to unearth meaningful insights hidden within. It is these hidden insights, brought down to a human, behavioral, emotional (aka cognitive) understanding that empower you to personalize at a level and scale previously thought impossible. Our machine learning technology adapts and gets smarter continuously to deliver ever improving results.

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