Virtual Certified Trade Mission for Blockchain & Digital Asset Funds


December 8, 2020

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Virtual Certified Trade Mission for Blockchain & Digital Asset Funds


December 8, 2020

For Blockchain, Digital Asset and Crypto Fund managers
One-on-one meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices, and Institutions




Key Features

One-on-one virtual meetings with Asian investors prior to the Trade Mission

Speed dating meetings - for Asia

An opportunity to meet Institutional limited partner investors from the largest Insurance companies, Pension Funds, private family offices and private wealth managers.

An Ebook with complete information on all LP investors will be sent to you one week ahead of the Trade Mission

What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?


In less than 4 months, I met more than 200 LP’s in 5 cities on 3 continents. This required an average of two days per city including travel at an average, all-in cost of $300 per meeting. As the founding partner of a new fund, this experience has provided invaluable, first-hand insight into the differing needs by LP region and size, local market dynamics and face to face reaction to our product offering and messaging. For perspective, it would cost at least four times more and take an equal multiple of time to achieve the same results. In other words, 3 months full time with out-of-pocket costs in excess of $300,000! In addition to returning to all these cities for followup meetings within a few months, I plan to participate in Irwin’s upcoming missions to expand our pipeline of prospects and make efficient use of my time and resources.

— Greg Benson, Crucible Venture Partners










  1. Without the trade mission format, it would be impossible to set up 20-30 LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time and energy saved.
  2. The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
  3. A placement agent would also charge you a commission on your earned management fee and on your performance fee. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
  4. There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one day. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, "Time is Money".

Event Co-Chair(s)

Chairman and Group CEO of NexChange Group Principal of Arrakis Ventures Family Office

Juwan Lee is an entrepreneur, venture builder and investment professional with 30+ years of investment industry experience where he managed portfolios and organizations on behalf of multi-billion dollar hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management, venture capital, family office and crypto investment firms. He is the Chairman and Group CEO of NexChange Group, a digital merchant bank. He is the Principal of Arrakis Ventures family office and the Co-founder and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Digital Economy Institute. CoinTelegraph ranked Mr. Lee among the top 8 blockchain influencers in Asia.

Mr Lee was formerly the Chief Investment Officer of the largest Shanghai-based asset management firm and first non-Chinese to ever hold this position in China. He spent numerous years at JP Morgan in a variety of roles from principal investments to head of equity. As an early pioneer in investing in technology, he managed portfolios on behalf of SAC Capital, Osprey, Rothschilds and Montgomery. He launched the first Asia Technology fund in Asia and managed the number one ranked fund globally during the Asian Currency Crisis. He funded many star companies in the Silicon Valley.

NexChange is a digital merchant bank with a media platform specialising in blockchain, fintech, AI, healthtech and smart cities.  By creating a global O2O community, NexChange creates, markets, invests in and provides access to innovative products.  NexChange is also the organiser for Hong Kong Blockchain Week. and co-organizer for Singapore Blockchain Week.










Co-founder and CEO of InvestaX

Julian Kwan is CEO of InvestaX, a capital markets licensed digital securities platform headquartered in Singapore providing issuance, investment, custody and divestment of private equity and real estate digital securities.

The Singapore based entrepreneur is recognized as a leader in the proptech and blockchain space and is the first mentor for the JLL/Lendlease proptech accelerator propell and has been invited to speak at over 200+ conferences in the region.

He has a passion for constant learning by building better and alternative platforms and systems for the benefit of more not less, and being early at the forefront of change.

He maintains advisory roles with multi-family offices investing into real estate, proptech and blockchain startups through his family office 2H Capital, is an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) at INSEAD, and a member of ACCESS (Singapore Blockchain Cryptocurrency Association) and GITA (Global Initiative for Token Alliance).










Co-founder and General Counsel for InvestaX

Alice Chen is the Co-founder and General Counsel for InvestaX.  InvestaX is a MAS licensed platform offering end-to-end solutions for the primary issuance, fundraising and life-cycle management of digital securities in the private securities market, specifically private equity, real estate and venture capital. InvestaX is also building a secondary exchange for trading tokenised securities.  Alice spent more than 10 years in private practice with prominent international law firms (Skadden Arps, DLA Piper) in the areas of corporate and real estate law across multiple jurisdictions (US, China and Japan) prior to her entrepreneurial journey.  Alice is actively engaged in the Fintech and blockchain communities in Singapore and beyond, regularly speaking, presenting and mentoring in the areas of Fintech, blockchain and entrepreneurship. Pioneering a new industry requires her to constantly engage with regulators, policymakers and multilateral agencies across markets.  She is a founding member and/or committee member of various industry advocate groups for blockchain adoption (GITA, ACCESS, Digital Exchange Association).  She is also a guest lecturer at Singapore Management University Academy in the area of Digital Assets and Blockchain.










Board Directors of Aglaia Family Office

Yiu Joe Toh, has over 30 years experience in asset management involving both public and private assets, and working with private family groups, private banks and private equity firms.

The Aglaia Family Office supports ultra high net worth families, trusts and foundations around the world.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.










Sr. Director of Investments at Stellar Development Foundation

Andrea Lo is responsible for driving the strategy and investments related to the Stellar Enterprise Fund. For the past decade, Andrea has worked as a founder, investor, and operator at early-stage fintech startups and venture capital funds both in the US and abroad. Most recently, Andrea was Head of Business Development at Harbor (acq by Bitgo), a platform for unlocking liquidity options for alternative assets.

Stellar Enterprise Fund
The Enterprise Fund is a venture-style fund for growing the Stellar network. We make direct investments at Seed – Series B in global fintech or blockchain companies that demonstrate real working use cases of Stellar and will integrate within 1 year of our investment.





Founder and President of the NYU Stern Blockchain Digital Asset Forum

Professor Renee Leibler is a General Partner and Co-Founder of Harmonic Chain, a firm investing in early stage emerging technologies specifically blockchain infrastructure. Ms. Leibler brings over 15 years of experience in the tech startup space and is also the Founder and President of the NYU Stern Blockchain Digital Asset Forum. Ms. Leibler is a professor teaching entrepreneurship and has co-authored courses in blockchain and cognitive entrepreneurship. Ms. Leibler has had experience as an entrepreneur in the mobile technology space as well as real estate and the equine industry. She brings this experience and perspective to Harmonic Chain.
She hold an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business specializing in entrepreneurship and finance and a B.A. Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and attended the University of Reading, UK for International Politics.










CEO AND Co-founder Los Angeles Blockchain Lab

Heidi Pease,  As a leader in the Los Angeles blockchain community, Heidi co-founded the Los Angeles Blockchain Lab — a collaboration of academia, government, enterprise, and community focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Southern California and abroad.

She was a hand-selected participant for Richard Branson’s Blockchain Summit — where 40 global thought leaders address blockchain’s potential for social impact. Heidi is a frequent blockchain guest lecturer for leading academic institutions, executive retreats, government events and community programs.










Co-founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA

Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA is a faculty member and Co-founder of the UCLA Blockchain Lab & Blockchain at UCLA where he lectures on Blockchain Business Applications and Security Tokens in addition to his role of Managing Director of 7CC – Blockchain Investments, a company focused on supporting & fostering the Blockchain industry.

Alex got his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and has developed training, marketing & blockchain strategies for companies in the United States, Latin America, and Asia.

Alex can be found lecturing at UCLA and speaking at main Global Blockchain conferences and Corporate events about the future of Blockchain Technology & Security Tokens.










President IWT Block, Pre President of Qualcomm LatAm

Flavio Mansi, Since the end of 2017 Flavio has been leading a group of highly talented individuals who are developing the TessaB blockchain ecosystem. He has gained distinct insight and experience in the technology industry sphere, having spent 16 years at Qualcomm with roles that included Senior Vice President and President of Qualcomm Latin America. More recently, Flavio joined PCS Wireless as Chief Commercial Officer in 2014 and has held several roles within the PCS group of companies. Flavio is passionate about the great opportunity TessaB has to revolutionize the way people buy and sell mobile devices and related services, while introducing cryptocurrency to a mass consumer audience.










David J. Namdar is an experienced investor and entrepreneur and was a founding partner of Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners, digital asset-focused financial services firms. He has over a decade of international business and financial market experience and has been involved with a wide range of businesses from startups to large corporations. He has investment expertise in private and public equities, derivatives, and foreign currencies and in using fundamental and quantitative analysis to invest on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise across, FinTech, digital assets, blockchain technology, among other emerging and breakthrough technologies. He previously was with Millennium Management and served as the head trader and technology analyst for an equity relative value portfolio team. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.










LP Participant Profile

A unique feature of the U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission is the leadership of prominent and knowledgeable business leaders as our co-chairs for LP recruitment, who work in partnership with to recruit the right mix of LP attendees.











December 8, 2020

  • U.S. Time (EST)
  • 8:00 pm

    (December 9, 9 am Hong Kong Time (GMT+8))
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  • 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    (December 9, 9-1 pm Hong Kong Time (GMT+8))
    Four Hours of One on One speed dating style meetings. Each US Fund Manager will meet for twenty minutes with each Blockchain Investor from the leading HNWI, Family Offices, and Institutional investors

*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.


Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.











Please email for information on the fees to attend.

Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:

Complete Conference program including one-on-one meetings arranged with Asia’s leading Blockchain institutional investors and family offices

Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission.

An Ebook one week ahead of the Trade Mission with all LP information

Two sessions of virtual meetings

Virtual introductions two months ahead of the Trade Mission with pre-qualified LPs who express an interest in your platform.


Virtual trade Mission — No Accommodations











Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy is as follows:

Within 30 days of registration: 75% refund
31-60 days after registration: 50% refund
More than 60 days after registration: No refund