Joshua Rivera General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer Blockchain Capital, the General Partner of Blockchain Capital’s funds. Joshua is an expert in the legal issues governing security tokens, cryptocurrencies, decentralized networks and consumptive use tokens and has extensive experience analyzing the blockchain industry’s rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. Joshua supports the research team in reviewing salient legal questions addressing prospective and current portfolio companies and brings to bear his legal expertise and connections to help forecast the ongoing development of the industry. Joshua led the firm’s process of upgrading its BCAP tokens, believed to be the first token issued as a security, to help bring liquidity to BCAP holders and further enhance the BCAP’s compliance with regulatory trading requirements. Before joining Blockchain Capital, Joshua worked as a senior associate at Cooley LLP where he was part of the firm’s cryptocurrency and blockchain practice counseling exchanges, investors and blockchain developers. While at Cooley, he also advised traditional venture capital firms, startup companies and investment banks on a broad array of business transactions, including private financings, private and public M&A transactions, public offerings and ongoing public company regulatory compliance. Prior to Cooley, Joshua worked as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP where he advised companies and financial institutions on various commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets offerings, credit financings, asset management transactions and real estate ventures. Joshua received a J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. of Business Administration and second major in Philosophy with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.
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Derek Zanutto is General Partner CapitalG where he focuses on investments in enterprise software. Derek has led a number of investments at CapitalG, including Armis, Collibra and Dataiku, and he serves on multiple boards of directors. Prior to joining CapitalG, Derek helped lead technology investments for 10 years at TPG, Hellman & Friedman and GIC, including investments in Uber, Airbnb, Lynda.com and CAA. Derek started his career at Morgan Stanley. Derek holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
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