The Silicon Valley blockchain community presents Financial Revolution with ICO advisor and co-founder/general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital Andrew Romans.
If you are interested in launching an ICO or want to find out more details about cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, consider attending our event! Andrew will be a featured guest in a fireside chat. He will address the prospects of today’s financial revolution, which was caused by the launch of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).
The event will take place on Thursday, March 22 at BootUp Ventures (68 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025). Tickets are available at Eventbrite. Prices vary according to purchase date.
Food and drinks are sponsored by www.Applicature.com
Please note that this session is purely for the sharing of knowledge. No investment or legal advice will be given. Attendees can follow up with the speaker directly. Do not invest in anything you don’t truly understand and/or cannot afford to lose.
The Topic of Discussion
Our business discussion will cover the pros and cons of today’s two primary investment options: venture capital and ICOs. Romans is the author of two books about venture capital, and is now writing his third book about ICOs and blockchain. Andrew is deeply informed about both sides of this debate, and can share his tips, processes, and pitfalls.
Blockchain technology represents a new step in the evolution of human beings. It is a distributed database that helps users to fairly exchange their assets, remain fully protected by under internet law, and participate in honest deals without mediators. To deploy blockchain technology with an additional level of security while keeping costs at a minimum, it is essential to use smart contracts. Smart contracts represent a huge opportunity for everyone that is accelerating quickly.
Whether launched on Ethereum or other ICO launch platforms, as of March 2018, there exist more than 1,500 ICOs. The total valuation of all cryptocurrency has reached $320 billion today. If you had invested $100 in Bitcoin in 2011, that Bitcoin would be worth over $2.5 million today.
What Will You Learn?
After attending an event, you will:
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of both types of investment.
- Know the amount of capital you’ll need to raise in order to successfully launch an ICO.
- Understand whether capital follows the traditional rounds of seed, Series A, or beyond.
Who Is the Speaker?
Andrew Romans is an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) advisor and general partner at Rubicon Venture Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in startups globally from offices in San Francisco and New York. Rubicon combines a venture capital fund with a unique global community of value-added angel, corporate, and institutional investors to build lasting technology companies.
Romans is a frequent venture-capital guest speaker on TV shows, including CNBC and MSNBC. He has built sales organizations in Europe from scratch for Sentito Networks (sold to Verso) and Motive Communications (IPO NASDAQ). Andrew holds two degrees: a BA from UVM (exchange student, Duke University, FU Berlin), and an MBA in Finance from Georgetown University. Fluent in English, German, and French and conversant in Slovak, he has excellent working experience in the venture capital, software, and telecom ecosystems. His background also includes the following achievements:
- Published the book The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital, Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game, McGraw Hill, August 2013, Machinery Industry Press, 2015 (Chinese) & Alpina 2015 (Russian).
- Founded The Founders’ Club, an innovative equity exchange fund and secondary VC fund.
- Founder & president of The Global TeleExchange (The GTX), a $50 million, VC-backed telecom VoIP venture.
- Managing partner at Georgetown Venture Partners, venture capital and M&A corporate finance boutique.