Web Summit 2017: Blockchain

The largest technology conference in the world, Web Summit 2017, is to take place in Lisbon, Portugal, November 6th - 9th
07 September 2017   872

Web Summit, the “largest technology conference in the world” the main idea of which is to connect the technology community with all industries, is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, November 6th - 9th, 2017.

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The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and many others honoured print media highly appreciate the work of the conference and note its significance for the industry. 

The gathering is a seething mass of startups pitching ideas, investors looking for the next Google or Facebook, tech thinkers talking about the latest trends, and the odd celebrity giving their visions for the future.
 

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Hype.codes has applied for a participation in this huge event. As ever, we are interested in the blockchain technololgy development and will provide our readers with the most interesting information.

For instance, the MoneyConf will take place within the Web Summit. This is a fintech conference, where the world’s leading banks, tech firms and disruptive startups meet. Industry decision makers and startups looking to transform the market will connect to discuss the future of finance. This year you will be able to hear live talks of the world's leading speakers. 

Speakers

Brad Garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse 
CEO - Ripple

Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. Previously, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012 and held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Brad formerly served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners.

Joanne Hannaford
Joanne Hannaford
Head of Technology EMEA - Goldman Sachs

Jo is head of the Technology Division for EMEA, global head of the Quality Assurance Engineering Group and global head of the Engineering functions supporting Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit and Human Capital Management. She serves on the Technology Executive Leadership Group, Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and is a member of the EMEA Senior Diversity Council. Since 2001, she has held roles across Technology in London and New York, predominantly focusing on the build out of the firm’s global Compliance Technology and Conflicts Technology architectures. Jo was named managing director in 2008 and partner in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Jo was responsible for Global Volume Trading Technology at NatWest Markets. Jo is an advisor to the UK Government Digital Service Advisory Board.

António Horta Osório
António Horta Osório
 CEO - Lloyds Banking Group

António Horta Osório is the CEO of Lloyds Banking Group. Previously he worked for Goldman Sachs, Citibank and held various senior management positions at Grupo Santander before becoming its Executive Vice President. He was a Non-Executive Director of Santander UK and subsequently Chief Executive. He is also former Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England and Governor of the London Business School. External appointments: Non-Executive Director of EXOR S.p.A., Fundação Champalimaud and Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos in Portugal, a member of the Board of Stichting INPAR and Chairman of the Wallace Collection.

Richard Haythornthwaite
Richard Haythornthwaite 
Chairman - Mastercard

Rick Haythornthwaite is chairman of the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc and chairman of the global board at the FTSE100 Centrica plc. He is a co-founder and chairman of QIO Technologies, an industrial Internet of Things technology company. He is also an investor in and chairman of ARC International, the global glass tableware manufacturer as well as Chair of the Creative Industries Federation.


Oskar Miel 
Managing Partner - Rakuten Fintech Fund

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel manages the Rakuten Fintech Fund, working with financial technology start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia, and in close cooperation with Rakuten’s various financial services units. Oskar has extensive experience in the financial industry, including investment banking and capital markets while at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe. Rakuten Fintech Fund’s investments include WePay, a payments provider for online marketplaces, Currencycloud, a next-generation payments engine, Insikt, a white label loan origination platform, BlueVine, an online factoring solution, Acorns, a millennial investment platform, Azimo, a global remittance disrupter, Kreditech, an international lending platform, and Upstart, a data-driven lending platform for millennials. 

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Now we are waiting for the confirmation of our application so that we would be able to provide you with the news from one of the most interesting events of the year.

Web Summit to Launch VC Fund

$50 million venture capital fund will be called Amaranthine
09 November 2018   245

Web Summit had become on of the largest tech conferences in the world. 2018 eevent was held in Lisbon, Portugal, and gathered around  2,000 start-ups and 1,500 investors.

 Web Summit organization has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to create a $50 million venture capital fund called Amaranthine. This is reported by Financial Times.

Look, we help some companies in a really huge way for three days. What about the other 362 days?
 

Paddy Cosgrave

CEO, Web Summit

The fund will be supported by the data, collected at the event, regarding which start ups gather the biggest interest among people and investors. Connections, which were established in 6 six years of around the world events, are being offered to the start ups.

When we talked venture capital 10 years ago, it was all about access to finance. It was a VC choice game. It’s not just about the capital any more, it’s about the value-add. Not all venture capital is created equal. At seed stage, it’s about transformational contacts like customers, advisers to board, building networks and customers.
 

Siobhan Clarke

Partner, venture capital fund Episode 1

As reported, Amaranthine will be headed by Patrick Murphy, previously of Goldman Sachs and Universal’s venture arm, and Web Summit co-founder David Kelly, according to its website and SEC filing.