Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful) idea.
This year at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin on 4-5 December we’ll be joined by Zoe Adamovicz of Neufund and Kavita Gupta of Consensys. Both of these folks are seasoned blockchain investors with millions at their disposal and they’ll be talking about how investors should sail the rocky shoals of regulation, how token sales are changing the way VCs interact with companies, and how these tools will change in the future. Token sales are here to stay but they will morph. In this Disrupt panel we’ll discuss what that means to startups, investors, and most important, the world.
Zoe Adamovicz is the CEO and co-founder at Neufund. As an expert in technology entrepreneurship and venture capital, she has been following the blockchain space closely for several years. She decided to found Neufund when she realized the potential of blockchain for democratizing access to funding, and changing the VC game for good.
At ConsenSys, Kavita Gupta heads the unique VC-hedge fund, investing in next-generation blockchain technologies revolutionizing our current systems. She has set up innovative investment funds across East Africa, Middle East, South Asia and recently in the US for past 16 years through World Bank, IFC, McKinsey and The Schmidt Family office.
Time is running out to take advantage of 30% savings on Disrupt Berlin tickets. You’ll see our next cohort of the Startup Battlefield competition debut, in which a handful of startups pitch our judges with the hopes of winning the coveted Disrupt Cup and a massive cash prize. And you’ll get to chat with representatives from scores of promising startups in Startup Alley, see amazing speakers on our main stage, deep dive on topics like Cryptocurrency, Fintech and more at our Off the Record sessions, and unwind after a long day at the show with a cocktail and some new friends at the Disrupt After Party.