Disruption in Financial Services, Berlin 12 - 14 December 2017
True Global Ventures has held 20 highly praised Disruption in Financial Services events in New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Stockholm, London and Paris. We are stringing together FinTech trends and what Financial Institutions in the future might look like. We showcase growth stage FinTech startups, identify future Blockchain, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends and help bring the industry together.
We do not allow this to become a PR & Marketing event, media and journalists are not allowed and Chatham rules apply. We are aggressively challenging the ongoing hype around ICOs. We dig into real user cases of Blockchain and AI applications to solve real problems and define what should go into production.
Look forward to an engaging discussion with top industry leaders (corporates, investors, entrepreneurs) in FinTech!
This event will be held at Microsoft Berlin, Unter den Linden 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany on 14 December 2017
Agenda for 14th
12:00 – 12:30 Networking and Registration
12:30 – 12:45 Opening Address
- Dušan Stojanović, Director and Founder of True Global Ventures with 9/18 exits and 3 exits in a week in 2012 awarding him “Business Angel of the Year” in 2013
12.45 – 13:30 How Traditional Venture Capital is being Disrupted by ICOs!
- Christian Nagel, Managing Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital
- Lasse Clausen, Partner at 1kx
- Yale ReiSoleil, Chairman & CEO of McAfee Crowdchain
13:30 – 14:00 Networking and Refreshments
14:00 – 14:50 The role of Artificial Intelligence in FinTech Partnerships between Startups and Corporates
- Carsten Thoma, President at SAP Hybris
- Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Partner at IBM Ventures
- Tom McNerney, Director at Semantics, Founder of Markit
- Christian Jorg, CEO of Opentopic
- Jon Koplin, Managing Director at Cisco Investments and Corporate Development
14:50 – 15:10 Fireside Chat with Peter Reuschel, Co-founder & COO of Leondrino Exchange
15:10 – 15:35 Fireside Chat with Christian Schröder, Director of Global Founders Capital
Moderated by Dušan Stojanovic
15:35 – 16:00 Fireside Chat with Nick Cowan, Managing Director and Founder of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange
Moderated by Caspar Schroth, Partner at Schwenke & Schütz
16:00 – 16:30 Networking and Refreshments
16:30 – 17:15 Investing in ICOs: A gamble, an investment or a utility?
- Alexander Lange, Formerly Earlybird VC, Done 25 crypto investments, 8 ICOs
- Pavel Bains, CEO of Bluzelle
- Lars Rensing, CFO & Co-founder of ARK Blockchain, crypto-investor with 20 personal investments
- Dirk Weyel, CEO of Stryking
17:15 – 18:00 The Past, the Present and the Future of Primary and Secondary Markets
- Greg Brogger, CEO of Sharespost
- Zoe Adamovicz, CEO & Co-founder of Neufund
- Stefan Tirtey, Managing Director of CommerzVentures
- Philipp Moehring, Head of Europe at AngelList, recently launched CoinList
18.30 – 20.00 VIP Dinner (By-invite only)
Agenda for 12th
This event will be held at Space Shack, Akazienstraße 3A, 10823 Berlin, Germany on 12 December 2017
18:30 - 19:00 Networking and Registration
19:00 - 19:10 Opening Address by Dušan Stojanović, Director and Founder of True Global Ventures with 9/18 exits and 3 exits in a week in 2012 awarding him “Business Angel of the Year” in 2013
19:10 – 19:55 Opensource projects - Bountysource, JP Thor, CEO & Co-founder of CanYa & Liz Steininger, CEO & Co-founder of Least Authority
Bountysource is a platform for anyone to post bounties on issues for open-source projects, and for developers to solve and earn money. Bountysource has a community of 46,000 open-source developers (growing by 1000 every 6 weeks) ready to solve issues and claim bounties on open-source projects. Customers include IBM, Facebook, Ripple and Google. Bounties can be paid in fiat, Bitcoin, Ripple, Mastercoin with plans to support Bitcoin Cash and Ether soon.
CanYa is a decentralised autonomous organisation powered by blockchain technology that allows people to find, book and pay for digital and home services with cryptocurrencies. CanYa is targeting the freelancer industry and allows Digital nomads the freedom to work whenever they want, how they want with no centralised third party.
Least Authority believes that people have a right to privacy and has a mission to make secure technology easy and accessible to everyone. Least Authority builds technical solutions that incorporate these values and helps others technologies to be more secure. They offer the Simple Secure Storage Service (S4), a secure cloud storage product for individuals based on the cryptographically-protected, decentralized file store, Tahoe-LAFS. The Least Authority team also consults about privacy by design in open source projects, including security audits of code. The company was formed in 2011 to create freedom-compatible technologies, spun-off Zcash as a sibling company and moved to Berlin in 2016.
19:55 - 20:10 Networking and Refreshments
20:10 - 20:40 A Decentralised Database for dApps by Pavel Bains, CEO & Co-founder of Bluzelle
Bluzelle provides an on-demand, decentralized database network that gives applications better performance, greater reliability and massive scalability. To ensure developers get the highest throughout in performance, reliability and scalability, Bluzelle implements swarming technologies. A swarm is a large group of nodes (computers) that work together to store and manage data. Nodes in these swarms can go down and new nodes can come up with minimal impact on the network. Overall Bluzelle is a meta-swarm comprised of multiple swarms. Bluzelle has worked with AIA, Maybank, Temenos, BT, KPMG and more.
Prior to founding Bluzelle in 2014, Pavel was in digital media running game companies and working with Disney, Microsoft, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts. Pavel is also a contributor to CoinDesk, Forbes, Fast Company and others.
20:40 - 20:55 Networking and Refreshments
20:55 - 21:40 Next Generation of Prediction Market Applications by Dr. Friederike Ernst, COO of Gnosis
Gnosis is a decentralized prediction market built on the Ethereum protocol. Gnosis provides an open platform for anyone to predict the outcome of any event and plans to drastically simplify the creation of customized prediction market applications. GNO is an Ethereum-based token that is used to incentivize long-term participation in the Gnosis platform.
Friederike is a physicist by training and after obtaining her PhD from the Free University of Berlin worked at Columbia University and Stanford/ SLAC before becoming a guest professor at the University of Hamburg. Friederike has been interested in cryptotechnology for many years and has switched gears from basic science: She now structures, organizes and directs company operations.
21:40 – 22:00 Networking
Agenda for 13th
This event will be held at SAP Dataspace, Rosenthaler Straße 38, 10178 Berlin, Germany on 13 December 2017
18:30 - 19:00 Networking and Registration
19:00 - 19:15 Opening address by Dušan Stojanović, Director and Founder of True Global Ventures with 9/18 exits and 3 exits in a week in 2012 awarding him “Business Angel of the Year” in 2013 and Christoph Gerlinger, CEO of German Startups Group
True Global Ventures is an unique, international, early-stage vehicle formed by the world's leading technology entrepreneurs-turned-angel-investors. True Global Ventures leverages the personal networks and expertise of its partners to support its portfolio companies in 9 cities and three continents.
German Startups Group is an investment company based in Berlin that focuses on young, fast-growing companies. The company acquires majority and minority shareholdings mainly by providing venture capital.
19:15 - 20:00 Future of Fantasy Football by Dirk Weyel, Founder & CEO of Stryking
Stryking integrates e-commerce, advertising and sponsoring functionalities in free-to-play fantasy sports. Currently, Stryking develops and operates the innovative platform "Football-Stars", a thrilling and diversified gaming experience on web and mobile to soccer fans in Europe with official license of the German Budesliga.
Dirk Weyel is a serial entrepreneur and started his career in the music industry before switching to the gaming and digital entertainment sector. Dirk co-founded Frogster Interactive, a Berlin-based games company which has been growing into a leading publisher of Massively Multiplayer Online Games in Europe, being publicly listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
20:00 – 20:45 Casual Real Money Games by Rafael Razim, CTO of Gluck Games
Based in Berlin, the creative capital of Europe, we produce casual instant win games to harness the convergence between lottery and casino gaming. We believe that our players can have the best gaming experience if the team behind the games work in small, autonomous groups and control the whole process from ideation to execution. This approach, together with a relentless focus on quality, has already allowed our games to achieve a run-rate of 35M+ within six months of going live.
Rafael has 20 years of experience in gaming markets like poker networks, skill games, bingo, lotteries and instant win games as CTO, security officer and risk management. Large experience with gaming regulators such as MGA (Malta) and UKGS (UK). He is the founder of skill gaming platform (Gimigames), founder of retargeting platform used for email marketing (Remintrex) and designed and co-created Poker4ever technical platform (betconstruct poker software is based on this network). Former companies worked with: Poker4ever - Austria / Malta based poker network. Gimigames - Berlin based skill gaming platform sold to a german investor. Gluckgames - Berlin / Gibraltar based lotto / instant win software development company
20:45 – 21:30 Networking