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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. 

Open Protocol

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

Apply here

Accepted applicants will be invited to secure their tickets via email.

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SPEAKERS

At Slush 2022 we are joined by a group of the most exciting Web3 thinkers, builders, and investors. From fraud prevention and DeFi to crypto and NFTs, we’re hearing from diverse verticals in the space. Join us to get your finger on the pulse of what’s brewing in Web3.

Ivan Soto-Wright
Co-founder and CEO, Moonpay

Ivan Soto-Wright

Co-founder and CEO, Moonpay

Ivan Soto-Wright is Co-founder and CEO of MoonPay, a fintech company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto. He is also Founder and General Partner of HODL.vc, a venture development studio that builds, stakes and invests in crypto and blockchain projects. Previously, Mr. Soto-Wright was the Chief Executive Officer at ‘Saveable Limited,’ an automated savings and FCA-regulated fintech business, which was acquired by Plum Fintech Limited.

Ivan has also acted as an investment advisor to large financial institutions at Redington, where he provided critical advice on investment strategy, strategic asset allocation, risk management and governance. While at Redington, Ivan completed the CISI Capital Markets Programme, and now holds Level 3 Certificates in Principles of UK Financial Regulation, Financial Derivatives, and Securities. He also achieved Level I of the CFA exam in December 2014.

Ivan graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Special Honors. He also studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

About MoonPay
Founded: 2019 |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $642m |  Industry: Fintech

Nicolas Julia
Co-founder and CEO, Sorare

Nicolas Julia

Co-founder and CEO, Sorare

Nicolas Julia is Co-founder and CEO of Sorare, the fantasy football platform building a revolutionary gaming experience that sets a new standard for how fans worldwide connect to the clubs and players they love.

Nicolas is an avid football fan. He co-founded Sorare in 2018 to bring fans closer to the game they love. Through a unique vision and innovative non-fungible technology, Sorare is now the leading next-gen offering bridging digital and real-life sporting moments for fans, footballers, and clubs across the globe.

Prior to co-founding Sorare, Nicolas was the VP of Operations at Stratumn – a SaaS software developer for large companies. He holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon and an MSc in Economics from the Hanken School of Economics.

   

About Sorare
Founded: 2018  |  HQ: France  |  Funding: $737M  |  Industry: Gaming

Arianna Simpson
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Arianna Simpson

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

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

Michael Gronager
Co-founder and CEO, Chainalysis

Michael Gronager

Co-founder and CEO, Chainalysis

Michael Gronager is Co-founder and CEO of Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. As CEO, Michael is responsible for running all facets of the business in order to provide leading anti-money laundering and investigative services for government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions.

Prior to founding Chainalysis, Michael was the Co-founder and COO of Kraken, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Michael holds a PhD in Quantum Mechanics from the Technical University of Denmark.

About Chainalysis
Founded: 2017 |  HQ: United States  |  Funding: $537m |  Industry: Crypto Fraud Detection

Nicolas Cary
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Blockchain.com

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Blockchain.com

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.

About Blockchain.com
Founded: 2011 |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: $490m |  Industry: Crypto and defi

Stani Kulechov
Founder and CEO, Aave

Stani Kulechov

Founder and CEO, Aave

​​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.

   

About Aave
Founded: 2017  |  HQ: United Kingdom  |  Funding: $32.5m  |  Industry: Decentralized Finance

MINT YOUR OWN

Slush 2022 NFT

Own a piece of Slush. Capture a photonic particle emitted by our lasers. Be part of our obsession with technology meeting design. 

Anyone with a ticket to Slush 2022 can mint their NFT. It will be available in your wallet in a few days. Meanwhile, you can head to the Slush Platform to view it. 

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