Co-founded AngelList, the world’s largest community for startups and angel investors, which has raised over US $700M for 2,000 startups across the world. Co-founded a leading ICO platform, CoinList. Seed investor in Uber and Twitter. “Top 5 most influential in Blockchain” by CoinDesk.
Vicky Robertson is the Secretary for the Environment and a champion for inclusive growth, transparency and accountability in the state sector. She has previous held leadership roles in Treasury and is leading cross-sectoral collaboration in the public sector to improve environmental outcomes.
Severine is board president of the Agrarian Trust, supporting land access for next-gen farmers through commons land trusts and reform. She Founded The Greenhorns, a grassroots organization for young American farmers. She also co-founded Farm Hack, an open-source platform for sharing farm tools and technologies.
Art is co-founder of Holochain, an energy- efficient distributed ledger technology for Holo.host. Art designed alternative currencies since the 1980s, including the MetaCurrency Project. He started an alternative school using Agile methods, a collective of socially minded software engineers, and a social enterprise incubator.
General partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, a global technology growth equity firm managing over $10B in assets. Recognized twice by Forbes’ Midas List of top 100 Global Technology investors. Has invested over $1B, leading to 4 IPOs and 8 strategic sales.
Scott Nolan moved from SpaceX to become a partner at Founders Fund to help support more entrepreneurs solving the worlds most challenging problems. He has led investments in several kiwi companies and actively looking to support more companies with ambitious potential.
Josh Hannah is an experienced investor with a long track record of success in silicon valley. His focus is in supporting exceptional founders who are walking the road less travelled. He believes in the potential of New Zealand to be a global leader in entrepreneurship and is here to help make it happen.
Founded Permutation Ventures, a fund focused on Artificial Intelligence applications. Currently researching new investment models at Stanford University. Sought after advisor to major venture capital and sovereign wealth funds.
Lou Sanson is the Director-General of the Department of Conservation. Prior to these he was the Chief Executive of Antarctica New Zealand for seven years, and has a long history of championing innovative, ambitious conversation projects - including the establishment of Rakiura National Park.
Co-founded Paradigm, a 400M USD crypto focused fund. Previous partner at Sequoia Capital, leading cryptocurrency investments and early stage venture investments. Co-founded Hotspots, an analytics software company acquired by Twitter.