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5 Top Investors Share Their Message To The Blockchain Industry

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In 2017 the price of Bitcoin went up about 2000%. The smart investor had bought Bitcoin well before this huge run up in anticipation of the move. The newbie investor bought on hype and either broke even or bought at the top and lost money.

As a base knowledge of investing, it is important to understand market cycles and how they work. Investment classes like stocks and digital assets in bull runs do not run up forever. Eventually there is a retracement. If you don’t understand market cycles then you can easily get stuck in a bad investment.

I would recommend watching this video below to understand market cycles better.

TEAMZ Blockchain Summit will have many top investors attending and sharing their knowledge on the industry. Here are 5 of the key investors coming and their message to the blockchain industry.

Bradley Chun

Bradley Chun - Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Shuttle Fund

Brad is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Shuttle, a multi-billion dollar family of investment companies focused on disruptive technologies such as bitcoin. Brad comes from a robust high tech and finance background; he has not only worked as a polyglot developer in startups in silicon valley and Boston, but has also held senior banking and trading roles at powerhouses such as GE Capital, Deutsche Bank, and Reservoir Capital. Brad started mining bitcoin in 2010 after reading about it on Slashdot and by the end of 2013, he refocused all his efforts towards building and investing into blockchain technologies and related infrastructure. Brad believes that innovations in blockchains are experiments in trust, identity, wealth distribution, and social governance. Brad’s vision of the future includes a singular global economy unencumbered by artificial friction in trade, powered by blockchains, where everyone works together for the betterment of humanity rather than for themselves. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with concentrations in Computer Science, Finance, and Strategic Operations Management from Boston College, a Master of Science degree in Finance from Pace University, a Certificate in Start-up Engineering from Stanford University, and a Certificate in Cybersecurity from Harvard University.

In Brad’s blockchain powered future, the world is a singular global economy unencumbered by artificial friction in trade, where everyone works together for the betterment of humanity rather than for themselves.

Travis Kling

Travis Kling - Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Ikigai Asset Management

Travis spent ten years in traditional finance before founding Ikigai. Most recently, he was a L/S Equity Portfolio Manager ($200mm) at Point 72 ($90bn) through 2017. Prior to that, Travis was an Energy Analyst at Magnetar Capital ($4.6bn), 2011 to 2015, investing across the capital structure in L/S equities and non-control private equity and debt. From 2008 to 2010, he was an Investment Banker with Simmons & Company, focused on M&A. Travis has a BBA in Accounting and MS in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Ikigai Asset Management is a long/short multistrat hedge fund investing in crypto assets. The firm seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns through the execution of venture stage pre-ICO investments and both systematic and fundamental liquid hedge fund strategies. As a crypto asset management firm, Ikigai invests at the intersection of what they are good at, what they like to do, and what the world needs for the purpose of ethically delivering superior risk-adjusted returns.

Jun Du

Jun Du - Founding Partner of Node Capital

Dujun is the founding partner of Node Capital, founder of Jinse Finance, and co-founder of several top blockchain companies, such as Chainup, Hiwa, JohnWick Sec. He is one of the earliest professional investors to invest in Blockchain industry. He had worked at well-known Internet companies, Tencent and Discuz, and cofounded the cryptocurrency exchange platform, Huobi. With professional knowledge, great experience and industry resources, he is good at marketing operation and enterprise incubation. The invested blockchain projects have more than two hundreds.

Empowering the real economy, blockchain should have social value first to create long-term commercial value.

Anthony Pompliano

Anthony Pompliano - Founder and Partner of Morgan Creek Digital

Anthony Pompliano, affectionately known as Pomp, invests capital across the crypto ecosystem on behalf of institutional investors. He also runs Off The Chain, a popular podcast and email newsletter aimed at educating professional investors on the crypto industry. Morgan Creek Digital assets is backed by the institutional investment house Morgan Creek Capital, which has $1.5 billion in assets under management. The firm launched a Digital Asset Index Fund in late August, which gives accredited investors indirect exposure to Bitcoin, Ethereum and eight other large market cap assets, although not pre-mined cryptos such as Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM).

Long Bitcoin, Short the Bankers 🙂

Dusan Stojanovic

Dusan Stojanovic - Founding Partner of True Global Ventures 4 Plus

A “citizen of the world” with a Swedish passport, Dušan Stojanović was awarded Business Angel of the Year in Europe in 2013 by EBAN (European Business Angel Network) after having three positive exits within a week, which was previously unheard of in the global angel history. He was also nominated as one of four Business Angels of the Year in Europe 2009 by EBAN. Announced as among FINTECH ASIA 100 Leaders In Asian Fintech in 2016 after moving in 2014 to Asia. He has worked for more than 20 years within Business Development primarily within Fintech including payments and media. Previously, he spent half his time at GE Capital and Monabanq.com and the rest with his own ventures/investments. Over the years, he has built a strong international network in primarily Silicon Valley, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Stockholm, Berlin, London and Paris. Has learnt 6 languages and as many cultures and working habits. Regular Speaker and judge on conferences on more than 100 occasions since 2005. Solid track record with 9 out of 19 investments fully or partly exited. All exits related to payments & Fintech. Also, 3 Token Generating Events in 3 weeks in 2017/2018. Now together with 30 founding partners, he is building a Decentralized Blockchain fund investing across 30 cities, including the existing 11 cities and incoming: Mumbai, Seoul, Bangkok, Jakarta, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh, Moscow, Zurich- Zug, Tel Aviv, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Dubai, Cyprus, Istanbul, Malta, Gothenburg, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Bermuda, Gibraltar amongst others.

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