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Accelerate access to capital and emerging fintech markets
Join leading crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance industry experts,
investors and innovators for a full day of education, pitching and networking opportunities!

For more information please visit:  vanfundingconf.ca
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Tuesday, October 18 • 11:35am - 12:05pm
Panel: Investing in Fintech Ecosystems: New pipes, New plumbing, New game…Old principles
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Brian Martin

Senior Investment Associate, Vanedge Capital
Brian Martin, CFA, P.Eng, joined Vanedge in February of 2014 and is solely focussed on investments in the enterprise software space. Vanedge is a $240M venture capital fund and Brian has been involved at the Board level with Canalyst, Boundless Geospatial, MapD, Hytrust and Metafor (acquired by Splunk). Prior to joining Vanedge, Brian developed and implemented multi-year information technology strategies in utilities; his last role in that... Read More →

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Lisa Cheng

Founder & CEO, Vanbex Group
Lisa Cheng is the Founder of the Vanbex Group, an industry recognized leader in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. She has participated in over 30+ crowdsale events helping companies crowdfund using Bitcoin and has worked with companies such as Ethereum, Factom, Storj, and Darkcoin. She’s been called the Wonder Woman of Bitcoin by Bitcoin Magazine in 2014 and is an early pioneer in Smart Contract development with the launch of Etherparty. More... Read More →
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Ali Pourdad

CEO, Progressa
Ali has been CEO of Progressa (www.progressa.com) since its inception in 2013. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Ali holds a Canadian Chartered Accountant degree and a BBA in Finance from Simon Fraser University. Under Ali's leadership, Progressa is one of Canada's fastest growing financial technology companies, with revenue and loan origination growth both exceeding 300% in 2016. Ali has decisively positioned Progressa for its next... Read More →
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Mike Volker

Director, VANTEC Angel Network
I'm director of SFU's INNOVATION OFFICE. I also run the VANTEC Angel Network in B.C. and manage two "angel" investment funds: WUTIF Capital and GreenAngel Energy Corp (TSXV: GAE).

Tuesday October 18, 2016 11:35am - 12:05pm
Main Stage 319 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S9