LATOKEN to Link VC Funds With Crypto Startups

Fifth Blockchain Economic Forum by LATOKEN will take place in multiple USA cities to connect top blockchain startups with investors
06 May 2019   488

Three cities in the USA:

  • Los Angeles (1-3 May),
  • San Francisco (6-8 May),
  • New York (9-10 May)

are chosen to host the next Blockchain Economic Forum by LATOKEN. It is already the 5th BEF, previously it has been held in Davos (2019), San Francisco (2018), Singapore (2018) and New York (2017).  

Internationally well-recognized people, multi-billion dollar VC funds, top fintech founders and CEOs visit Blockchain Economic Forum regularly to discuss the transition of capital markets and payment systems to the blockchain.

LATOKEN Blockchain Economic Forum Roadshow gathers investors and entrepreneurs to discuss potential structural change in capital markets and payments systems.

  • Vicente Fox (former President of Mexico),
  • Rosen Plevneliev (former President of Bulgaria),
  • Eva Kalli (member of European Parliament),
  • Tim Draper ($5bln crypto investor),
  • Nouriel Roubini (NYU professor),
  • Joe Oliver (former Minister of Finance of Canada),
  • Laura Tyson (Director of the US President's National Economic Council),
  • Gary Gensler (CFTC Chairman under President Obama) and many others used to be speakers on BEF.

This time LATOKEN BEF USA 2019 adds the discussions on Initial Exchange Offerings, secondary markets for Startups, Private Equity, and VC funds.

It's been really enriching to me. I think we can hold a similar conference in Mexico, because all the knowledge that was here, all the discussions that happened here would be fantastic to impact Mexico's market, to bring in this new culture of forward-thinking.
 

Vicente Fox

Ex-President of Mexico

There is already a plenty of Venture and Crypto funds who confirmed their participation. Among them: Liza Landsman - Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (14.7 bln AUM), Jack Warning - Fenox Venture Capital ($610 AUM), Kevin Valentine - Reflective Venture Partners ($100 AUM), Michael Kraslow - Amex Ventures and many others.

Here are some of the discussions that emerge at BEF and any participant can join them. Take a look at the highlights of the previous BEF.

Evening part of the event includes networking receptions and investors dinner where selected startups discuss their projects with investors and do fundraising.

Register for the Blockchain Economic Forum 2019 now. For sponsorship opportunities contact: valeria.fedorova@latoken.com

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Robinhood to Raise $323M During Financial Round

So, the company's capitalization reached $ 7.6 billion
23 July 2019   77

The operator of the mobile application for trading stocks and cryptocurrency Robinhood company Robinhood Markets Inc. announced the closure of a round of financing for the E-Series, which resulted in an impressive $ 323 million. The company's capitalization reached $ 7.6 billion.

The financing round was led by investment company DST Global, and Ribbit Capital, NEA, Sequoia and Thrive Capital also contributed.

The company intends to direct the raised funds to business expansion and the creation of new financial services, calling this process "democratization of finance for all."

Recall that the ability to trade cryptocurrencies through the Robinhood app was first implemented in February 2018. Today, the company supports leading assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin and Ethereum Classic.

In January of this year, Robinhood received BitLicense - a license to work with virtual currencies from the Financial Services Authority of New York (NYDFS), and the official launch of the application in the state took place on May 23.

It is noteworthy that in 2017 Robinhood was estimated at only $ 1.3 billion. The introduction of cryptocurrency, however, accelerated the growth of the user base and fueled interest from venture investors. So, last year, the Robinhood managed to attract $ 363 million, with which the company's capitalization was $ 5.6 billion.