About the event
Wholesale Investor invites you to the Advanced Technology and Crypto Convention. Hosted across two content-filled days, this is the ultimate event for high net worth and professional investors. You will access keynotes from high-profile local and international Investors, panel discussions and up to 30 of the latest Advanced Tech and Crypto companies.
2 days – 15 Guest Speakers and Panelists – Up to 30 opportunities.
What can you expect?
- Live presentations from up to 30 of Australasia’s latest Advanced Tech and Crypto opportunities
- Q&A sessions with some of Asia Pacific’s top Crypto Fund Managers
- In-depth panel discussions on the latest Technology trends and how they are shaping our future
- Insights into how investors are approaching Advanced Technologies and their market opportunities
- Exclusive networking sessions with C-level executives
Monday 30 July: Advanced Technology
Innovation is moving at such a rapid pace with the latest technologies having the unique capacity to impact the way we live, work and play.
Day one will focus on these latest innovations, with a particular focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), Quantum Computing, Robotics, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Machine Learning, Life Science, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Clean Technology.
We will showcase up to 15 leading advanced tech offerings and provide you with the unique opportunity to be introduced to the investors and thought leaders from the tech space.
As an attendee, you will get the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and gain investment insight from the perspective of Founders, Family Offices, Venture Capital and Deal Makers!
Tuesday 31 July: Cryptocurrencies and the Future of Blockchain
It’s commonly said, a month in crypto is the equivalent of one year in the real world. And with more and more companies looking to tokenise their business, investors need to be aware about how to approach these latest offerings.
In the past 12 months, we have already seen some of the world’s biggest and well-known VCs make investments into blockchain and ICOs, as well as the ASX announce its plans to adopt distributed ledger technology.
Day two of the Advanced Technology and Cryptocurrency Convention will showcase the latest investment opportunities, and aims to answer the many questions arising from the dynamic area of this space with discussions from leading Crypto Fund Managers and Blockchain experts.
4 Key Areas We Will Be Focusing On:
- The application of blockchain across many verticals
- The new business models being created from it
- The capital being raised to fund the development of the innovation
- Opportunities and Risks for investors
Register now to join more than 500 high net worth and professional investors to discover emerging tech and crypto focused opportunities.
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30 July 2018
10:00 – 10:10: Introduction Steve Torso, Managing Director, WI – Speaker: Steve Torso
10:10 – 10:30: Guest Speaker "Israel - lessons in deep tech, innovation and funding": Daniel Lipshut, Managing Director at Intercorp Pty Limited
10:30 – 10:40: BioGenesis Australia – BioGenesis Australia – Speaker: Colin McGregor
10:50 – 11:00: TidyMe – TidyMe – Speaker: Stacey Jacobs
11:10 – 11:30: Coffee & Networking
11:30 – 11:40: Custom Innovation Co – Custom Innovation Co – Speakers: Rob Fisher , Tim Allison, David McLaughlin
11:40 – 11:50: Ecocentric Group Pty Ltd – Ecocentric Group Pty Ltd – Speaker: Tim Bray
11:50 – 12:00: Stirfire Studios – Stirfire Studios – Speaker: Vee Pendergrast
12:00 – 12:30: Panel Session "Advanced Technology Investing - The Investors Perspective" – Speakers: James Spenceley, Geoffrey Handley , Alister Coleman, Vesta Vanderbecken
13:00 – 13:30: Education Session “Fostering an Advanced Tech Ecosystem” - Cheryl Mack, CEO at StartCon – Speaker: Cheryl Mack
13:30 – 14:00: Education Session - "How Machine Learning is changing the Capital Raising and M&A Landscape" - Sam Riley, CEO and Co-Founder at Ansarada
14:30 – 14:40: Planet Ark Power – Planet Ark Power – Speaker: Richard Romanowski
14:40 – 14:50: BioSensX (The IQ Group Global) – BioSensX Inc. – Speaker: Michael Baker
14:50 – 15:00: intelliHR (ASX: IHR) – intelliHR (ASX: IHR) – Speaker: Robert Bromage
15:00 – 15:30: Panel Session "Founders - Driving innovation in New Markets" – Speakers: Sam Riley, Gianpaolo De Biase, Kendrick Wong, Steve Torso
31 July 2018
09:00 – 10:00: Registration & Pre-Event Networking
10:10 – 10:30: Guest Speaker "A macro view of digital assets, and the path to mass adoption"- Fran Strajner, Founder & CEO at Techemy Ltd, 31 July 2018
10:30 – 10:40: Xplora Capital Management – Xplora Capital Management – Speaker: Mark Finch
11:00 – 11:10: Tatau.io – Tatau.io – Speaker: Andrew Fraser
11:30 – 11:40: Zimrii – Zimrii – Speaker: Mo Jalloh
11:40 – 11:50: Ethereal Capital – Ethereal Capital – Speaker: Kristoffer Sheather
11:50 – 12:00: FairAccess – FairAccess – Speaker: Ben Flavel
12:00 – 12:30: Panel Session "Tales from the trenches - Keys to running a successful and legal ICO" – Speakers: Phillip Malcolm, Aimie Rigas, Jaime Lumsden Kelly , Kendrick Wong, Kain Warwick
12:30 – 13:00: Lunch & Networking
13:00 – 13:30: Education Session "Blockchain’s AOL Moment" – Aleksandar Svetski, CEO at Amber – Speaker: Aleksandar Svetski
13:30 – 14:00: Education Session "Cryptocurrency – From uncertainty to maturity and opportunities for investors" – Rupert Hackett, CEO at Bitcoin Australia
14:00 – 14:30: Keynote Speaker "Digix - The Asset Tokenization Company"- Kai Chen Chng, CEO at DGX AKA Kenetic Capital
14:30 – 14:40: Horizon State – Horizon State – Speaker: Jamie Skella
14:40 – 14:50: MetaliCoin – MetaliCoin – Speaker: Jeremy Samuel
14:50 – 15:00: Systema AI Pty Ltd – Systema A.I. Holdings Pty Ltd – Speaker: Stuart Spiteri
15:00 – 15:20: Coffee & Networking
15:30 – 15:40: Amber – Amber – Speaker: Aleksandar Svetski
15:40 – 15:50: Hunter Corp Records – Hunter Corp Records – Speaker: Joshua Hunt
15:50 – 16:00: Guest Speaker "Developing the Technology, Funding and Ecosystem for Investors and Entrepreneurs to succeed" - Sam Lee, Founder & CEO at Blockchain Global Limited
16:30 – 17:00: Final Networking
03 August 2018
10:00 – 10:10: Introduction Steve Torso, Managing Director
10:10 – 10:20: Enosi Australia – Enosi Australia – Speaker: Bill Barden
10:20 – 10:30: Systema AI Pty Ltd – Systema A.I. Holdings Pty Ltd – Speaker: Stuart Spiteri
10:30 – 10:40: Kinesis Monetary System – Kinesis Monetary System – Speaker: Richard Melbourne
10:40 – 10:50: Sendy – Sendy – Speaker: George Hartley
29 August 2018
13:40 – 14:30: Panel Session "Accessing Asia - raising funds from offshore investors" – Speakers: Alex Walrut, Eric Gao, Ben Au, Matt Kirk, Mike Liu
07 September 2018
11:20 – 11:40: Coffee & Networking
12:40 – 13:20: Lunch & Networking
14:30 – 15:30: Networking & Afternoon Tea
18 September 2018
18:00 – 19:00: Registration & Pre-Event Networking
19:10 – 19:25: Keynote - Steve Baxter, Entrepreneur and Investor – Speaker: Steve Baxter
20:25 – 20:35: Long Pipes Ltd – Long Pipes Ltd – Speaker: Neil Graham
DateMonday 30 July 2018 – Tuesday 31 July 2018
Time10:00 – 17:00
VenueAmora Hotel Jamison Sydney, Level 2,11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Lunch will be provided
Cost$30 - $75
Kendrick WongChief Executive Officer
Kendrick is a visionary, entrepreneur and tech aficionado. At only 26 years old, he already helms a data mining and marketing analytics company and can be termed as a maverick in his field. Exhibiting a deep grasp in SEO, digital strategies, behavioral economics and data manipulation, Kendrick has envisioned the importance of data since the inception of e-commerce in SEA.
Having first established Shoppr, a fashion aggregator site, with a vision of enriching the retail world with the power of data, he spent the past three years amassing online data from brands and retailers in the fashion industry, leading to the launch of Omnilytics, a market intelligence company, in late 2017.
Since then, Omnilytics has grown to provide real-time insights and competitor analysis from over 100 million product SKUs across more than 15,000 brands and retailers worldwide. Backed by fearless ambition, Kendrick currently leads a humble team on the mission of expanding aggressively to other markets, such as FMCG, beauty, home & living, electronics, financial markets and so on.
Kendrick has been featured in countless media publications such as The Huffington Post, Buro247, The Edge, just to name a few. He has also spoken at multiple events and expos on tech and fashion.
Fun fact: As a self-taught programmer, Kendrick has won every Hackathon he attended in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
“A multi-disciplined entrepreneur and blockchain evangelist, Fran has co-founded Techemy and Brave New Coin and has been deeply involved in the cryptocurrency and blockchain communities from their earliest days. Describing his mission in life as “terraforming the digital asset landscape”, he is a sought-after industry thought leader and is also the co-founder of Blockchain Labs NZ and the Dasset exchange”
Gianpaolo De BiaseCTO
Gianpaolo is a strong proponent of technology and innovation in support of life enrichment, and firmly believes in applying creative strategic vision to drive focus in bringing ideas to reality. In Lakeba he provides key contribution to the strategic and technical oversight of ventures, and the entire enterprise.
He has worked at both global enterprises and start-ups throughout his 15-year experience in the Tech industry, and specialises in client-server architectures, mobile, blockchain, quantum-computers, and machine learning. He has successfully identified and modelled solutions to address market gaps and maximise value proposition, and helped products to increase adoption and profit.
Henrik AnderssonCFA, Co-founder and CIO
Henrik has over 17 years experience in global financial markets, with almost a decade on Wall Street. Henrik has extensive experience across three continents as a quantitative analyst, senior research analyst and in institutional equity sales. Henrik holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University. He is a CFA charterholder. Apollo Capital, based in Melbourne Australia, is an actively managed crypto fund open to Wholesale investors.
Kai C. ChngCEO
Kai worked on Wall Street as an EMFX trader in a global investment bank prior to building Digix, an asset tokenization
platform built on the Ethereum blockchain in Dec 2014.
He graduated with honors from NYU – Stern with a Major in Finance and Economics.
He is currently a regional partner of Kenetic Capital, a blockchain investment and advisory group, and an advisor to
Global Brain Blockchain Labs, part of GlobalBrain Corp, one of the largest independent Venture Capital firm from Japan.
He also sits on the advisory board of several startups such as Canya.io, Swipecrypto, Indorse.io and Omnilytics.
In the remaining spare time that he has, he co-organizes a non-profit Ethereum Singapore Meetup that has over 6700 members with events happening minimally twice a month.
Sunny YuManaging Director
Sunny is Managing Director of CollinStar Australia, a leading provider of traditional and digital currency investment and advisory services in Australia. Sunny is an experienced investment banker and fund manager with broad experience and skills across finance, legal, operations and technology.
Until 2018, Sunny was Chief Executive Officer of VentureCrowd, one of Australia’s first alternative investments crowdfunding platform, providing investors with access to curated startup and property investment opportunities through an online gateway.
Sunny is passionate about technology, in particular developing technology to change the way people live. Digital disruption is accelerating faster than ever before, and this is impacting almost every industry sector, and especially the financial sector.
Kain is the Founder of Havven, a decentralised payment network and stablecoin that launched in 2018 to solve the issue of volatility. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Blueshyft, a retail payment network of over 1200 locations across Australia. Blueshyft has become the largest cryptocurrency payment gateway in Australia, processing tens of millions of dollars in transaction volume.
Richard is the CEO of Digital Asset Capital Management, a global investment manager providing dedicated digital asset funds to institutional and family office investors. Richard has over 20 years of financial market and investment banking experience at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs JBWere which included roles as the Co-Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs JBWere and most recently as Head of Equity Capital & Derivative Markets for J.P.Morgan Australia. Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment
Kain is the Founder of Havven, a decentralised payment network and stablecoin that launched in 2018 to solve the issue of volatility. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of blueshyft, a retail payment network of over 1200 locations across Australia. blueshyft has become the largest cryptocurrency payment gateway in Australia, processing tens of millions of dollars in transaction volume.
Sam RileyCEO and Co-Founder
Sam’s vision is to help millions of businesses raise and protect their potential throughout their lifecycle. Ansarada is doing this through leveraging all its experience from running +20,000 M&A deals across the globe into the AI-powered Material Information Platform that provides the visibility, insights, connections and automation that companies need to be ready for the most important outcomes in their lifecycle, such as debt and equity capital raising, compliance, refinancing, M&A and more.
Aimie RigasCommunity & Marketing Manager
Aimie is responsible for managing all aspects of Power Ledger’s marketing strategy including press coverage, social media and engagement with the POWR token community. She joins Power Ledger from HuffPost Australia, where she worked on the launch team and spent nearly three years analysing data and strategy across all platforms, firstly as Engagement Editor and then as Head of Audience Development.Previous to this, she spent eight years at Bauer Media Australia, in a variety of digital and editorial roles. Aimie holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology in Sydney and studied Digital Product Management at General Assembly.
James SpenceleyChief Executive Officer
James is the founder and former CEO of Australia’s 4th largest telecommunications company Vocus Communications. James grew the business from startup to a listed $5 billion dollar market cap business with revenues of $1.8 billion in under ten years.
Today James has turned his attention of the finance world and is CEO, Co-Portfolio manager & co-founder of MHOR Asset Management. MHOR was one of the best returning small company managers in the last 12 months specialising in investing in listed smaller companies outside the ASX 100 in Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to MHOR James runs his own private Venture Capital fund which has investments in 15 startup businesses which include Spaceship Super, Airtasker, TopBetta, HeyYou, One Big Switch and Uniti Wireless.
He is Chairman of highly successful job sharing business Airtasker as well as the owner of the National Basketball League (NBL) team the Illawarra Hawks which under his ownership have moved from last position to grand final appearance last season.
James has won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award twice (Young and Listed categories). He is an experienced entrepreneur, company director and CEO with a track record of organic and acquisition related value creation.
Rupert Hackett, CEO of Melbourne-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Australia, is a leading expert when it comes to digital currencies.
Rupert is well recognised as an authority in the industry. A founding/board member of ADCA (Australian Digital Commerce Association), he is often a guest speaker at cryptocurrency events and is the only Australian representative of the newly formed International Decentralised Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
(IDACB), which seeks to become the ‘United Nations’ of blockchain.
Tackling the biggest issues faced by cryptocurrencies and investors, Rupert’s goal is to bring clarity and
accountability to the industry. He is pushing for greater regulation of markets and seeks to provide objective analysis and guidance for end users, investors, organisations, and journalists seeking to make sense of this brave new world.
Rupert’s experience and passion for driving the maturation of cryptocurrency has seen Bitcoin Australia evolve rapidly since its inception in 2015, going from a team of three to over 25 staff. Its partnership with Blueshyft enables purchase of Bitcoin and Ethereum at over 1200+ retail outlets, democratising access to cryptocurrency.
Vesta VanderbeckenManaging Director - Investment Banking
Vesta Vanderbeken has had over two decades of investment banking and corporate finance experience across various industries, including diversified industrials, consumer services, infrastructure, power, utilities, telecommunications, entertainment and agriculture. Vesta has held senior roles in Investment, Institutional and Corporate Banking with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, ANZ Investment Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia group and worked on some of the largest institutional and project finance deals in Australia.
Vesta has also founded and successfully grown her own IT and advisory businesses as well as assisted numerous start-ups in developing their strategies, focusing on technology-based companies across various sectors.
Vesta has a Bachelor of Applied Economics degree from the University of South Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australia and completed studies in entrepreneurship at Stanford University.
Daniel LipshutManaging Director
Daniel has enjoyed many years as an entrepreneur and
company director including more than 15 years as CEO of
both large listed and small private corporations. Daniel is an
experienced executive and non-executive director,
managing and advising both public listed and private
companies. His background spans a broad range of
corporate, commercial and Board activities including
sales/marketing, M & A, Corporate Governance, finance,
REM/NOM, but mostly – strategic business development.
Daniel has a particular expertise in fostering growth for
international Hi-Tech companies in Australia, having worked
in the space for over 25 years. (MBA, GICD, DISC)
Alex GrantChief Executive Officer and co-founder
Alex Grant is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Myriota Pty Ltd, which offers global internet of things connectivity via satellite. Dr Grant was previously a Professor at the University of South Australia, and a co-founder of Cohda Wireless.
Alister ColemanFounder, Managing Partner
Alister is the founder and Managing Partner of Tempus Partners. Having begun his career in dot-com era technology, Alister has more than 15 years experience as an investor, founder and trusted adviser to tech companies. He oversees Tempus Partners’ first and second funds, and is also a director of Auror, Forever Network and Uptick. He co-founded ShippingEasy, a market-leading SaaS company (acquired bystamps.com, July 2016) and previously led digital strategy and M&A at Fairfax Media.
Jaime Lumsden KellySolicitor Director
Jaime Lumsden Kelly B Bus (Acc) LL.B. is Solicitor Director at The Fold Legal, a boutique firm focused on helping financial services and credit businesses. Jaime has assisted a broad range of fintechs including cryptocurrency and payments businesses, managed investment schemes, insurtechs, financial planners, robo advisers, superannuation services, loan matching services and horse racing syndicates. She is sought after within the fintech ecosystem for her advice on the regulatory implications for innovative payment models, to identify if a crypto token is a security or utility token, to assist with leveraging exemptions in the long or short term, and to advise on the structuring of P2P and other innovative credit solutions. Jaime is known for her ability to quickly drill down to the core of a matter and to apply her detailed knowledge of the financial services and credit regulations to find commercial and practical solutions for her clients.
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