Virtual Trade Mission for Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Asset Funds

Hong Kong and Singapore

June 9, 2021 – June 9, 2021

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Virtual Trade Mission for Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Asset Funds

Hong Kong and Singapore

June 9, 2021 – June 9, 2021

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

 

 

       

Key Features

Meet with each LP for 17 minutes in a speed dating format.

Receive detailed spreadsheet and an eBook of attending LP's in advance of the Trade Mission.

Conveyed through the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Meet Institutional limited partner investors from the largest Insurance companies, Pension Funds, private family offices and private wealth managers.

What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?

Testimonial

“We found the Blockchain & Digital Assets Virtual Trade Mission event to be a valuable resource for meeting a large number of qualified potential investors in a very short period of time. Having access to potential investors’ contact details made communications with potential investors efficient. The Trade Mission staff was friendly, helpful, resourceful, and always responsive. ”

— JoAnne Lauer,
Blockchain Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
  4. “The strength of this particular US Trade Mission shows a high level of interest from investors for both crypto and digital assets. We look forward to working with the organization to further expand US asset managers’ reach into Asian family offices in the crypto and digital assets space.” Benjamin Tsai President & Managing Partner Wave Financial

Event Co-Chair(s)

Honorary Chairman Prabhakar Reddy, Co-Founder of FalconX

Prabhakar Reddy is Co-Founder of FalconX, one of the largest and fastest-growing digital asset trading platforms. Prabhakar, an engineer, and a serial entrepreneur exited his last venture to an Accel Partners portfolio company, prior to joining Accel as an investor. At Accel, one of the largest and most successful VC firms in the world, Prabhakar focused on Blockchain, B2B, and Enterprise SaaS investments. Prabhakar is a serial entrepreneur with over nine years of experience running successful digital media and online video platforms, having scaled his first startup into the top 100 most visited websites in the world within three years of inception, and successfully exited his second startup to BookMyShow, India’s largest entertainment platform, prior to joining Accel. An electronics engineer by background, Prabhakar also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

FalconX is a digital assets brokerage that provides a single account connected to global crypto liquidity pools. Asset managers can execute trades at prices smart routed across liquidity sources, and settle with a single counterparty. We are a team of serial entrepreneurs from Harvard, Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon, Google, Paypal, Kraken, Citadel, Jump Trading, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, WorldQuant; backed by Accel, Accomplice, American Express, B Capital, Coinbase, Fidelity, Flybridge and Tiger Global.

 

 

 

 

 

Madam Chairman, Andrea Lo, 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.

Juwan Lee, Chairman 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.

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

Yiu Joe Toh, Board Directors of Aglaia Family Office

Yiu Joe Toh has over 30 years of 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. We provide comprehensive and bespoke family office services to ultra-high net worth families, trusts foundations, and investors around the world – we are essentially a series of single-family offices with the scale and reach of a large institution.

Emmanuelle Pecenicic, Head of Digital Strategy, Co-Chair of the Blockchain committee of the FinTech Association of Hong-Kong

Emmanuelle Pecenicic joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in 2011 as Investment Specialist in the European Equities Team in Paris. She moved to Hong Kong in 2012 to work as Investment Specialist specializing in China RMB capabilities and Indonesian equities for international investors. Passionate about new technologies, Emmanuelle joined the global transformation group in 2017, wherefrom Hong Kong, she led the digital transformation of BNPP AM globally and in APAC. She designed the global digital strategy and is since leading the implementation of the Augmented Investments Programme. As part of her role, Emmanuelle is looking at increasing the usage of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and other technologies in our operating model and investment processes. Since 2018, Emmanuelle is leading BNPP AM’s efforts on digital assets and blockchain.

BNP Paribas Asset ManagementiWe manage assets across the globe, by staying true to our convictions and by keeping an open mind. And because we believe that responsibility and sustainability represent the way forward for our industry and our society, we are steadfast in our commitment to investing with the world in mind.

Jim Kwok, CEO & Co-Founder of Topaz Family Office, Committee Member of FOAHK

Jim Kwok is the CEO and Co-Founder of Topaz Family Office Limited, Topaz Financial Group Limited and Topaz Capital Management Limited. With over 16 years of banking and management exposure, Mr. Kwok currently supervises over 40 representatives and analysts serving ultra-high net worth and family office clients. Prior to this, Mr. Kwok held a senior role at HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Limited from 2006 to 2012. 

Family Office Association Hong Kong (FOAHK), Co-Founder and committee member. Mr. Kwok has been contributing in the development of family office field in the region. Mr. Kwok is also the Chairman of Supervisory Board of the Algo Challenge Association (ACA) in promoting algorithmic trading. 

Topaz Family Office provides customized asset allocation consulting services for ultra-high-net-worth families. While strategically assisting the family’s sustainable development and management of wealth, it also actively participates in defining cross-generational inheritance plans to enable the family’s wealth to be effectively inherited. Topaz is also a Co-Founder of Family Office Association Hong Kong (FOAHK).

Radek Horak, CFO/ COO | Rockaway Blockchain Fund

Radek Horak is responsible for operations, finance, and funds of fund strategy. He joined Rockaway Blockchain Fund from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. Prior to that Radek worked in various senior finance positions. He started his career in PwC as an auditor. Radek holds an EMBA degree from IMD and Msc. from Charles University.

Rockaway Blockchain Fund(“RBF”) is a traditional VC investor in digital assets. RBF is a leading European digital assets fund with a target size of USD 100m. RBF targets to allocate 30% of the fund into investment into the other digital asset’s funds and 70% into companies. The team has been investing in blockchain since 2017. We have an established team, network, and growing portfolio of digital assets funds and companies. Rockaway Capital, a leading European investment firm with $900m AUM, is our sponsor and anchor investor.

Vishnu Amble, Senior Investment Director with Aramco Ventures

Vishnu Amble is a Senior Investment Director with Aramco Ventures, with a focus on investments in industry digitalization, diversification, and decarbonization.  This includes Fintech’s role in core and critical infrastructure industries.

Over his nearly two-decade career as an investor and financier, Vishnu has worked on private equity, infrastructure, growth, and technology venture investments across the globe.  Further, he has led or been involved in over 35 technology investments relevant to the core and critical infrastructure industries. Vishnu started his career with Lehman Brothers as an investment banker focused on M&A and financing transactions in the Energy, Power, Utilities, and Infrastructure sectors based in the firm’s offices in London, New York, and Hong Kong. Vishnu received his degrees in Economics and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.  He has served on various corporate and non-profit boards, as well as various Limited Partner Advisory Committee across the globe.

Ankush Jain, CIO & Co-Founder at Aaro Capital

Ankush Jain, As Chief Investment Officer at Aaro Capital, Ankush directs the firm’s investment strategy, leading fund selection and portfolio construction. Before co-founding Aaro Capital, he was part of the Multifund investment team at $24bn Nedgroup Investments, where he was actively involved in the asset allocation process as part of the International Investment and Strategy Committees. He also advised on manager screening and manager selection across multiple asset classes. Ankush has broad experience in financial markets, working closely with both institutional investors and HNWIs, and has been actively trading cryptocurrencies on his personal account since 2017. He holds an MSc in Investment & Wealth Management from Imperial College Business School. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Aaro Capital DLT Multifund connects investors with ground­breaking technological innovation and value generation in the DLT and cryptoasset space, By harnessing our expertise, network and scale, we give investors access to best-in-class managers – names that typically would otherwise be virtually impossible to discover or access.

Alice Checn, Co-Founder of InvestaX

Alice Chen   Ex-corporate real estate lawyer turned entrepreneur. I am the Co-Founder and COO of InvestaX, a digital securities platform headquartered in Singapore with a capital markets services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. I spent more than 10 years practicing corporate and real estate law across multiple jurisdictions (Los Angeles, Shanghai and Tokyo) with major international firms, including Skadden Arps and DLA Piper. Excited by technology’s impact on every aspect of life, and a believer in blockchain and building tech that creates a new, better, and more inclusive investment universe. InvestaX is a combination of real estate investing and technology, disrupting the antiquated real estate investment process.

I am a Chinese-born American, and now Singapore-based. I am a licensed real estate attorney in California. I make sure that the proper checks and balances are in place for the company and all of the investors. I speak Mandarin and English and enjoy a good debate. I’m passionate about women’s rights issues, call me a feminist if you want, but I believe in empowering more women, starting at home with my own daughter.

 

Julian Kwan, Co-Founder InvestaX

Julian Kwan , 6x Founder, leading the transformation of private markets into the digital era and building rails for DeFi & CeFI connection. Creator of the world’s 1st digital SPAC and the 1st digital ESOP. I have spent my life starting businesses in new markets and new industries ranging from social media to real estate, as well as proptech and blockchain. Now focused on building platforms that adapt to the digital world and the redesigning of how we perceive, create, hold and exchange value.

2HCap Family Office I invest my own family capital (2H Cap) and maintain advisory roles with multi-family offices investing into Real Estate, Proptech and Blockchain startups, and am an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) at INSEAD SG campus.Born in Sydney Australia holding degrees in Real Estate from University of New South Wales Australia, Mandarin from Beijing Language and Cultural University and CRO (Chief Representative Officer) of InvestaX‘s Capital Markets License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore

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 trademissions.org to recruit the right mix of LP attendees.

You will receive a digital e-book and spreadsheet one week in advance of the Trade Mission, containing all LP phone numbers, email addresses, and other available information. Email Jacob@TradeMissions.org to schedule a call to learn more.

 

 

 

 

Agenda

June 9, 2021

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    U.S. Time (PST)
  • 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm

    U.S. Time (EST)
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Hong Kong (GMT +8)

*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.

Registration

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 irwin@trademissions.org 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 Switzerland leading Blockchain institutional investors and family offices

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

An eBook & detailed spreadsheet one week ahead of the Trade Mission with all LP information

Ongoing support post Trade Mission

Accommodations

The Virtual Trade Mission is hosted on the meeting platform Remo

This platform allows us to operate the speed dating sessions by assigning designated tables to each LP. We typically have between 3 and 5 LPs sitting at each virtual table. You will have 18 minutes at each table and will be the only GP at your table. By the end of the Virtual Trade Mission, you will have engaged with all attending LPs.

We recommend designated up to 5 minutes to give a brief summary of your fund, before opening up to Q&A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application

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