Mark Crager, Principal/Founder Next Stage Partners, a firm that partners with early-stage Fintech companies and Financial Institutions to develop strategy and implement new products and services in the payments space. Prior to NSP, he held several executive positions at Visa Inc. resulting in the launch of multiple products and significant development of key industries. He has a proven track record of moving products from concept to full commercialization in consumer and B2B environments. Prior to his career at Visa, Mark launched new divisions for Sony, J&J and Nestle. Additionally, Mark maintains a Member Board Advisor position with StartX, the Stanford University incubator for fintech startups and other growth industries.
Pierre-R. Wolff is Managing Director of ExecConnect, a firm facilitating professional transactional connections. Pierre is also VP Business Development for Tierion. Over the past 3 years he has spent a significant amount of time in the Blockchain ecosystems consulting on various transactions. Pierre currently serves on several advisory boards most relevant of which are Tierion and Science Blockchain, both of which have recently done token launches. He is currently also advising two other token launch bound stealth companies, one in the “fat protocol” space and the other in the gaming world on their network strategies and business models. He received his MBA from EDHEC in Nice, France, and conducted his undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Mason Borda, CEO/CoFounder Tokensoft Mason is a cryptocurrency infrastructure veteran with experience scaling foundational technologies on Bitcoin and Ethereum. TokenSoft is a SaaS infrastructure and treasury management solution for token offerings. He was previously VP of Token Operations at doc.ai where he designed the Neuron Network, an ecosystem for decentralized, edge learning. As co-creator of Ether.li, he launched the world’s first multi-signature web wallet for Ethereum, the first secure wallet offering of its kind.
Mark Albertson, Silicon Valley journalist whose stories have been regularly published for the San Francisco Examiner, Blasting News, and CBS-Bay Area. His coverage of the technology industry made him the Examiner’s top-ranked tech reporter for 2016 in 244 markets across the United States. He is also an experienced video and TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations over the course of four years.
Tony Y. Chan is Asset Manager of the Palo Alto Real Estate Investment Fund II, LLC. This fund specialize in commercial real estate in the silicon valley. PARE Fund I was specialized residential real estate with over 80% IRR for the past 3 years each year. As a realtor, he did $20mill in sales in year 2014. Tony also did 21 high tech angel investment which gives 25% return. Tony is the creator of a popular app: “One Chinese a Day”. This app was the #1 paid educational app at the Amazon app store. He was also the founder of Facio software, the redberry company in China. Tony helped the company grow from 0 to US$2MM in sales in 3 years. He and his company were interviewed by Businessweek. In 2003, Tony worked at Rhapsody networks where he was responsible for storage management. This company was acquired by Brocade Communications for US$175MM. Previously, Tony was at Vitalsigns Software, Inc. where he was responsible for Vital Suites, which received a Network World award. This company was later acquired by Lucent Technology for US$128MM. Tony started his career at Microsoft and was the part of the Windows 95 development group. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master’s degree, also in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford University.