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Matt Zimmerman CEO Base Zero Base Zero enables financial institutions to store and use cryptocurrency safely. Matt has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry, and he has played a key management role in many start-ups during that time. Before founding Base Zero, Matt was CTO and CISO of Denizen (BBVA), an innovative and international virtual bank that he helped to develop from its incubator stage. Matt’s leadership was also essential to the launch and expansion of Ubuntu, where he served as CTO.

Benedict Chan CTO BitGo Ben has vast experience developing blockchain and wallet platforms. He founded EtherLi, the world’s first multisignature web wallet for Ethereum. Ben’s interests in the decentralized space include practical scalability, identity, and security.

Mason Borda, CEO TokenSoft Mason is a technology entrepreneur who has spent his career building secure infrastructure to enable the compliant transfer of digital assets. In 2016, he built the first commercially viable custody solution on the Ethereum network. He started working on blockchain infrastructure in Silicon Valley in 2014. Today, he is CEO of TokenSoft, the leading technology and security platform for companies seeking to use digital assets as a growth strategy. TokenSoft proudly adheres to the highest standards for regulation and compliance, across jurisdictions. Under Mason’s leadership, the firm has supported its clients who have raised more than $400 million in assets, with expectations for more than $1 billion in 2019.

Moderator: Matthew Le Merle, CoFounder Fifth Era & Managing Partner Keiretsu Capital, the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew 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.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley; NoPanels & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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