I’m a General Partner at Blockchain based Sports Venture Fund named SportVEST, looking to invest in innovative sports startups building future of sports and creating the sports market valuation beyond $500B+ global economy.
I have 12 years of exp in fintech industry. Previously, worked as manager at Federal Reserve Bank, Treasury, Goldman Sachs, IBM, HP, EU bank. Founded two startups, one successful and one unsuccessful.
My expertise are venture capital, fundraising, deal flow, strategy management, product development, fintech, big data. My interest/research area is blockchain. As an angel investor, I’m passionate about emerging technology in Blockchain, AI, ML, IOT, cybersecurity.
I’m an advocate of blockchain for climate control and an investor in crypto market. I am on board of multiple Blockchain and non-Blockchain companies. Mentor at multiple accelerators and advisor for blockchain companies. Writer at Hackernoon and other Blockchain focussed publications.
Mike Paton (Payton) has spent most of his life learning from entrepreneurs. Today, he spends all his time giving back – as an Author, award-winning Speaker, certified EOS Implementer & the Visionary of EOS Worldwide. Specifically, Paton helps entrepreneurs clarify, simplify and achieve their vision – by mastering the simple concepts and practical tools he’ll be sharing with us today.
Inc magazine calls John Livesay The PItch Whisperer. He helps people go from invisible to irresistible. We are going to ask him to tell us the 3 unspoken questions people have when they hear you pitch anything. He is also going to give us tips on how to overcome the faces of fear he had to conquer on his entrepreneurial journey
He has spoken to organizations such as Coca-Cola, Jaguar, Anthem Insurance and Coldwell Banker.
The insights he’ll be sharing today are hard-earned from his own 20 years in high-end media sales – where he achieved Salesperson of the Year for Conde Nast. As a fun fact, he met Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps and has a story about what Michael taught him.
He is the author of two books, his most recent is titled “The Successful Pitch.” Additionally, he is the host of a weekly podcast by the same name. You may have seen him on ABC, CBS or Fox news – And John wants to be clear he was on the news for his insights and not his mugshot.