Chris Hsu, CEO/CoFounder Azibo Inc

Chris Hsu is the CEO & Co-Founder of Azibo, a VC-backed real estate fintech startup focused on simplifying the rental property experience. Prior to Azibo, Chris served as an Advisory Partner at a16z and previously was CEO of Micro Focus, a $4B enterprise software company. He also was COO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he successfully led the largest corporate separation in history. Chris spent the earlier part of his career in leadership roles at top consulting firms, including KKR and McKinsey. A military veteran, Chris graduated as a Distinguished Cadet from the United States Military Academy at West Point and completed his U.S. Army tenure as a Captain. He also has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Lauren Kolodny, Founding Partner Acrew Capital

Lauren is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Acrew Capital where she invests in fintech. Among her investments, Lauren led the 2016 Series A round in Chime. Other investments include Divvy, Finix, Gusto, Kettle, La Haus, Papaya Payments, and Pie Insurance. Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google leading a number of launches for GSuite, including Google Drive. Lauren began her career building tech partnerships for the Clinton Foundation in India. Lauren is a Trustee Emerita at Brown University where she served as the university’s youngest board member. Lauren was featured on the 2021 Forbes Midas Brink List.

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Toshi Kameoka, Head Strategy Nth America Airwallex

Toshi Kameoka manages Airwallex’s U.S. and Canada business and administrative operations as Head of Strategy, North America. Based in San Francisco, he was Airwallex’s first permanent U.S. employee and has been responsible for Airwallex’s U.S. money transmitter licensing (MTL) and financial partnership strategy in the region. Toshi has more than 15 years of experience in business strategy, corporate development, and partnerships across various sectors, including payments and fintech, commerce tech, and mobile data and analytics.

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Ram Ahluwalia, Head Digital Assets Cross River

Ram leads the Digital Asset business at Cross River. Ram is the founder of PeerIQ – the leading risk analytics firm for FinTech lending.  Prior to founding PeerIQ, Ram was an investor in structured products and an SVP at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch where he was a leader on the Cards & Deposits executive management team. Previously, Ram served as a management consultant working with C-leaders at Fortune 50 consumer finance companies. Ram received a B.A. in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder

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Raghu Yarlagadda, CoFounder/CEO FalconX

Raghu is the Co-founder and CEO of FalconX, one of the largest and fastest growing digital asset brokerages. He’s an engineer by background and passionate about building products that create value – leading him to become a serial entrepreneur, product leader, active investor, and board advisor to several Silicon Valley startups. Prior to FalconX, Raghu held product leadership roles in Google. He was on Sundar Pichai’s Chrome OS team and led efforts to scale Chromebooks to over $3 billion revenue for Google and its partners. He started his career at Motorola as an engineer in a team that pioneered high definition video transmission over IPstack, laying the technical foundation for many popular video streaming services such as Netflix and Youtube. Raghu holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, M.S. from University of Texas at Dallas specializing in Signal Processing & Machine Learning, and B.Tech. from Vellore Institute of Technology.

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