Keynote and Panel Sessions – 2018

Keynote Presentation

Investment Strategies for Blockchain and Crypto

Matthew Le Merle, Co-Founder – Fifth Era & Managing Partner, Keiretsu Capital

There has been much talk about blockchain technologies and developing cryptoassets as one of the most disruptive innovations of our lifetimes.  Does this present an investment opportunity? If so what investment strategies are possible and which are preferable?  Together we will explore this new landscape to better understand the fundamentals of investing in this new space.

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, the world’s largest angel network and most active US early stage venture investor backing more than 175 companies a year.

Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew is an adjunct professor at Singularity University, best-selling author and keynote speaker.  He has degrees from Christ Church, Oxford (MA/BA) and Stanford (MBA).  He was born in London, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.     Learn more about Matthew & Fifth-Era

Panel Presentation

Jockeys Not Horses – Getting Funded in Today's Ecosystem

Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic has assembed a panel of world-class entrepreneurs who have successfully raised 10's of millions in early-stage equity financing.  The panel will discuss what it takes to resonate with investors, how they positioned their companies to succeed, and what it took to get investors on board.  






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