Thu 21 September 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 BST at Campus London Blockchain, the cryptographically secure distributed ledger technology underlying Bitcoin and Ethereum, has the potential to fundamentally reinvent our economic, legal and social infrastructure. By enabling the decentralised recording and storage of information, blockchain removes the need for a central trusted authority – pointing towards a future in which humans and machines can transact free of censorship. We call it a ‘distributed future’.
At Seedcamp, we are passionate about identifying and investing early in startups using emerging technologies that have the potential to solve real problems. We began to invest in companies using blockchain technologies back in 2014 and our portfolio includes the likes of Clause, building the dynamic contracting infrastructure of the future, to Elliptic, providing the forensic tools with which to identify illicit activity on the blockchain. And we believe that there are several iconic companies of the future using blockchain that are yet to be built.
Bringing together founders, experts and investors for an evening of discussion, we hope to delve deeper into blockchain’s disruptive potential, covering everything from the proliferation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a financing mechanism for new protocols and distributed applications, to the evolution of consensus mechanisms and the growth and consolidation of cryptocurrency mining pools.
If you’re an early-stage founder working on blockchain and potentially seeking investment, we’re always keen to hear more, and you can submit your details here.
- Mariano Belinky – Managing Partner, Santander InnoVentures
- Lex Sokolin – Partner, Autonomous NEXT and Author, ‘Token Mania’
- Yann Ranchere – Partner, Anthemis Group
- Irra Ariella Khi – CEO, Vchain Technology
- Peter Hunn – CEO, Clause
- Richard Burton – CEO, Balance (now crowdfunding)
- Richard Muirhead – General Partner, OpenOcean and Chairman, Firestartr
- Lewis Tuff – Lead Platform Engineer, Revolut