Date: Sep 13, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

**SOLD OUT** Intro to Cryptocurrencies and ICO’s — What, Why, When?

Thu, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Knobbe Martens Law Firm
General PublicMedia & Tech


Are you a Crypto skeptic? Do you want to learn more about Initial Coin offerings (ICO’s)? Come listen to experts discussing why this market will not go away and why it is important.

A panel of experts will discuss what an ICO is, how it is being utilized for cases that are unique to crypto currencies, and what the future might hold for this volatile and polarizing industry.

The term crypto currencies is broadly used and can be confusing. The panel discussion will include defining ICO’s as well as highlighting unique features of this developing market that makes it one that is here to stay.

The panel is comprised of experts who are active leaders in structuring ICO’s as well as companies that demonstrate fundamental-use cases, which cannot be replicated in traditional markets.

The evening should be informative as well as provocative as the panel discussion will strive to turn skeptics into believers.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Dianna Raedle

CEO and Founder, Deer Isle Group

Dianna Raedle is CEO and Founder of Deer Isle Group, a company that specializes in global growth strategies, innovative capital solutions and is transforming capital raising by providing a transparent tech-based capital access to institutional investors. Deer Isle Group, through its broker/dealer, has raised over $5 billion in capital since its founding in 2007.

Before founding Deer Isle Group, Dianna was co-founder/managing member and investment committee member of Millennium Americas, a sub-advisor to the Millennium Americas Special Situations Fund which invested in private capital transactions across the Americas with a focus on Latin America.

Dianna is currently on the board of OceanGate as well as is on the Princeton University Entrepreneurship Council Alumni Advisory Board and teaches workshops at the Princeton University Keller Center for Entrepreneurship. Dianna is also co-chair of the strategy committee for the Harvard Business Club of New York and is Board Emeritus/former co-chair of the HBSCNY Community Partners program.

Dianna has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Princeton University. Deer Isle Capital is a registered broker dealer subsidiary of Deer Isle Group through which Dianna has Series 3, 7, 24, 63, 65, 99 and 79 Registrations


Ben Wilde

Director, Venture One

Venture One is a venture fund that focuses on crypto currency opportunities. If invests in equity of companies that are in the blockchain / crypto space and its sister fund invests in crypto currencies.

Ben’s responsibilities include portfolio company research, transaction accounting, communications and Foundation One. Prior to joining Venture One, Ben worked at Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for asset allocation, financial planning and trading of discretionary portfolios. He worked in private equity and in public equities on the buy-side while in college. Ben spent a semester at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India and received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Davidson College.


Marcie Grambeau

Co-Founder, Marketing & Communications, Menlo One

Menlo One is a powerful framework for building decentralized applications with the speed of a traditional web app. Our decentralized database and Proof-of-Reputation incentive system is the infrastructure that enables the Web 3.0 generation of marketplaces, social media platforms, and future apps to be as fast and performant as their centralized predecessors.

Marcie is a multi-faceted marketing and communications specialist. Her experience ranges from planning to execution to production to consulting for a wide variety of products and services across Wellness, Entertainment & Tech sectors. A passionate brand & startup advocate, she previously worked with ARK Advisors helping support companies through the ICO process.


Mickey Costa

Co-founder of Access Network

Mickey Costa is the co-founder of Access Network, a token economy dedicated to financial services for the unbanked, that incentivizes a distributed community of both local mobile bank tellers and global app developers. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Atlas Money, a P2P banking platform in West Africa, backed by notable VC investors such as Draper Associates, 1517 Fund, & Partech Ventures. A serial entrepreneur dedicated to decentralizing banking and politics, Mickey has been through both Techstars and Boost VC. He holds a B.A. in History from UC-Boulder and a J.D. from GW Law, having passed the Bar in NYS.


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Date: Sep 13, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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