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Web3? Slush, too?
Slush celebrates the brave who build hard things without certainty of success.
We’re endlessly optimistic that technology will resolve humankind’s hardest problems.
We believe that bringing the architects of Web3 together to Slush will accelerate the progress of humanity.
Flagship Web3 Event
Open Protocol is our Day 0 application-only Web3 event with BACKED VC and Galaxy Interactive. We’re bringing together 300 leading Web3 actors for panels, keynotes, and networking.
Expect an electrifying by-insiders-for-insiders atmosphere.
Join the community gathering to discuss the future of Web3 – from technological challenges to regulation, adoption, and beyond.
Where: Valkoinen Sali, Helsinki
When: Day 0, Nov 16, 10 am–6 pm
Accepted applicants will be invited to secure their tickets via email.
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Arianna Simpson is General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she invests in crypto. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arianna founded Autonomous Partners, an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. She also helped launch Crystal Towers Capital, an early-stage fund investing primarily in YC companies, in 2015. Arianna previously spent time working in sales and product roles at Facebook and BitGo, an enterprise security company for bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Arianna earned dual degrees in International Politics and Spanish from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. She grew up in Milan, Italy.
About Andreessen Horowitz
Founded: 2009 | HQ: United States | Stage: Seed-Growth
Nic is the Co-founder and Vice Chairman at Blockchain.com where he is responsible for ensuring we continue to bring new adopters into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. In 2015, Nic was named the European Digital Leader of the year. Nic is the Founding Commissioner of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Co-Authored The Future is Decentralised. Nic is trilingual, and has a deep passion for positive digital disruption. He’s also the Co-Founder and Chairman of SkysTheLimit.org, the leading non-profit digital business accelerator.
Prior to Blockchain.com, Nic was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals.com where he focused on product development and management. Nic is a proven leader, investor, public speaker, and brand ambassador. He’s deeply focused on designing performant cultures that persevere in adverse markets.
Founded: 2011 | HQ: United Kingdom | Funding: $490m | Industry: Crypto and defi
Stani Kulechov is Founder and CEO of Aave, an open source and non-custodial liquidity market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets.
Stani was studying law at the University of Helsinki, when he first got into Ethereum and started exploring how it could impact the traditional financial system. In 2017, Stani released ETHLend, one of the first DeFi DApps ever. Since then, he has made it his mission to create tools for an open, transparent, and equitable financial ecosystem through Aave Protocol.
Founded: 2017 | HQ: United Kingdom | Funding: $32.5m | Industry: Decentralized Finance
Janine Yorio is Co-founder and CEO of Everyrealm, a metaverse innovation and investment platform. Everyrealm is among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in several metaverses including Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Axie Infinity. Everyrealm is among the most active developers of in-metaverse developments including the Metajuku shopping center and the Fantasy Islands ultra-luxury master-planned community NFT project.
Janine was previously the CEO of Compound, a fintech app focused on real estate investing that was backed by leading VC firms NEA and Founders Fund, that was acquired by Republic in 2020. She also previously worked in private equity for Northstar Capital and in real estate and hotel development at The Standard Hotels.
She is a graduate of Yale University.
Founded: 2016 | HQ: United States | Funding: $60M | Industry: web3
Zeeshan is Chief Strategy Officer of MoonPay. For over a decade, Zeeshan has been at the forefront of financial innovation in the payments and crypto sector.
Prior to joining MoonPay, Zeeshan was the CEO of Coinbase’s international business, where he built all the regulatory, banking and legal infrastructure from the ground up in over a hundred countries and oversaw go-to-market strategy. His other esteemed roles include the VP of sales a payments giant Paysafe Group, and Global Head of Payments at Tilt.com.
Founded: 2018 | HQ: United States | Industry: fintech
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Slush 2022 NFT
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