David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, speaks at the Crypto ICO Summit Zurich 2018 organized by Smart Valor
Blockchain and crypto thought leaders, policymakers, startups, investors and entrepreneurs, gathered at the Stage One Event and Convention Hall in Zürich, Switzerland for the Crypto ICO Summit 2018 on October 28-29, 2018.
David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, spoke in this event. More recently, David Drake is also seen as a leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency. He saw the value of digital assets when it was yet unpopular. It all started in 2011 when Drake collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. for all ICOs. He runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions. LDJ Capital Credit also offers middle market bridge financing to seed upcoming ICOs. Previously, he held a majority stake as a Managing Partner with Robert Hambrecht in an Alternative Energy Fund NewCommons Capital 2009-2010.
Drake says, “I encourage everyone to attend this premier summit in Switzerland for the chance to learn about the latest news and trends in the crypto and blockchain market, straight from the industry experts and investors themselves.”
This two-day summit featured keynote speeches, panel discussions per block stage with the guest speakers, coffee breaks, and networking opportunities. Among the topics discussed include the future of VCs and tech investments, mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, the advanced nations in crypto investments, the growth of blockchain startups, and the tokenization of assets.
The speakers and moderators on this summit included:
David Ellington, Founder and Executive Chairman, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS)
Jalak Jobanputra, Founder and Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures
Jamie Burke, CEO and Founder, Outlier Ventures
Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital
Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder, Ethereum and Founder, ConsenSys
Maria Jones, Vice President, Cointelegraph Media Group
Michael Casey, CEO & Co-Founder, Network Effects Media
Olga Feldmeier, CEO, Smart Valor
The platinum sponsors of the event were BearingPoint, Blockchain Terminal, Nano Vision, Swisscom Blockchain, TreeCoin, Utopia, and WB21. The event’s gold sponsors include Abra, B21, CEDEX, Essentia, H.C. Wainwright & Co., LiveTree, NÄGELE, PopChest, and Salesforce. AlphaPoint, Changelly, Eligma, Heymate, ICOBox, Ledger, Miracle Tele, MME, and NeoPlace are the silver sponsors of the event. Bronze sponsors of the event were Bidooh, CryptoCoin.Pro, Etherisc, Falcon Private Bank, Orbi Network, Pavo, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Smart Containers, Ubex, and USAVE. Some of the event’s partners included Bitcoin.com, Crowd Dialog Europe, Crypto Valley, Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa) Invest Western Switzerland, NexChange, Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), and Validity Labs. Some of the event’s media partners are Cointelegraph, Forbes, Fintech Switzerland, Handelsblatt, Handelszeitung, Le Temps, The Economist, and The Soho Loft Media Group.
About LDJ Capital
LDJ Capital is a multi-family office that invests and manages investments for partners and clients in the areas of hospitality, real estate, tech, telecom, mobile, entertainment, media, and recently digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies.
LDJ Cayman Fund is focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions. The firm is involved in asset management and market-making of cryptocurrency from, but not limited to, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai.
LDJ Capital has three divisions:
1. LDJ Capital Group: Victoria Partners, LDJ Venture Capital, LDJ Capital Advisory and LDJ Cayman Fund.
2. LDJ Real Estate Group: Acquisitions, Developments, and Hospitality
3. The Soho Loft Media Group: Times Impact Publications, The Soho Loft Conferences, and Victoria Global Communications. Times Impact Publications include the digital publications: The Soho Loft News and Family Offices Today.
For more information on LDJ Capital, visit: http://ldjcapital.com/