// October 19, 2018

Fairmont Miramar Hotel,

Santa Monica, CA

October 19th, 2018

•  EXCLUSIVE: Hear from Christopher Cox, a former SEC chairman.

•  Discover the future of finance and fundraising.

•  The only event bringing together all the leaders tokenizing securities and alternative assets.

Apply to pitch your company

Platinum Sponsor

GOLD Sponsors


The tokenization of securities and alternative assets on the blockchain will revolutionize the world’s financial markets by bringing liquidity to the illiquid securities market, unlocking trillions of dollars of value.

Keynote Speakers:

Co-Founder & CEO, StartEngine

Howard Marks

Howard Marks is the co-founder and CEO of StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding, and security tokenization platform. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, now part of Disney, as well as the co-founder of Activision. Marks is the 2015 "Treasure of Los Angeles" recipient awarded for his work to transform Los Angeles into a leading technology city. 

Former Chairman of the SEC, 

Former Member of US House of Representatives,

& Global Business Advisor

Christopher Cox

As the SEC Chairman, Cox approved the creation of the NASDAQ as an exchange and the merger of the NYSE with Euronext, opening the way for cross-border securities trading and regulation. His top priority was securities law enforcement, and during his tenure, the agency won record-breaking penalties, including the first billion-dollar settlements.

Founder & Chairman of ICOx

Cameron Chell

Cameron Chell is Founder and Chairman of ICOx Innovations, Chairman of KODAKOne and is the co-creator and co-architect of the KODAKCoin. A serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in the technology, energy and finance sectors, Cameron has helped lead numerous successful teams as well as founding and co-founded ventures including Business Instincts Group, Draganfly, Raptor Rig, ColdBore, FutureLink, Slyce and Urthecast.

Panelists & Moderators:

And More to Come.

Andy Bromberg

Founder & President, CoinList


CoinList is a platform that introduces investors to deeply vetted token sales. CoinList also provides compliance services for many other token offerings.

Tory Reiss

Co-Founder, TrustToken


TrustToken is a platform to create asset-backed tokens, such as the stablecoin TrueUSD, that you can easily buy and sell around the world.

Arianna Simpson

Managing Director, Autonomous Partners


Autonomous Partners is an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Arianna is also an active angel investor and venture partner at Crystal Towers Capital.

Boris A. Reznikov

Director of Partnerships,


Boris runs the Asset Issuance business for Stellar/Lightyear. In this capacity he seeks to usher in a new era of tokenized securities.

Trevor Koverko

Co-Founder & CEO, Polymath


Trevor is an early leader in the blockchain community - financing foundational projects like Ethereum, EOS and Shapeshift - before founding Polymath, a security token platform.

Michael Bucella

Partner, BlockTower Capital


BlockTower Capital is a leading institutional cryptocurrency investment firm bringing professional trading and portfolio management to an emerging digital asset class.

John Wu

CEO, SharesPost Digital Assets Group


As CEO of the SharesPost Digital Assets Group, John is building a leading platform to facilitate token trading in a complex regulatory landscape.

Sheri Kaiserman

Principal Advisor & Co-Founder,

LinkedIn: is a dynamic new blockchain venture capital, advisory and talent resource firm. Most recently, Sheri served as the Head of the Equities Division at Wedbush Securities.

Greg Gilman

Founder, Science Blockchain


Science has founded or funded more than 75 companies in the 6 years since its formation and 7 of those companies have been acquired for a total of more than $1.25 billion.

Timo Lehes

Co-Founder & Partner, Swarm


Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity, tokenizing real world assets and making them available as investment opportunities to investors of all types, all over the world.

David Smooke

CEO & Founder, Hackernoon


Hacker Noon is one of the largest independent blogs on Medium, with over 7,000 contributing writers and 8 million monthly visitors.

Jor Law

Co-Founder, Verify Investor


Verify Investor is a leading resource for verification of accredited investor status as required by federal laws.

Juan Hernandez

CEO, OpenFinance Network


OpenFinance Network is a blockchain-based protocol and framework for the trading, clearing,and settlement of security tokens and other alternative assets.

Carlos Domingo

Co-Founder & CEO, Securitize


Securitize is an end-to-end platform for enabling companies to tokenize any asset as a security token. Sample customers include SPiCE VC,, 22X Fund or Realecoin.

Daniel Eisner

Co-Founder, OilCoin Digital Reserve


Oilcoin is the world’s first cryptocurrency backed by oil reserves.

Scott Purcell

CEO & CTO, Prime Trust


Prime Trust is the leading tech-driven trust company that provides trust and custody of traditional and alternative assets, college savings, escrow services and custom trust needs.

Jalak Jobanputra

Founder & Managing Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures


 Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund in NYC focused on next-generation technology such as blockchain and machine learning.

Jason White

Sr. Lead Equity Crowdfunding & Token Sales, Indiegogo


Jason is responsible for building the product, team and processes to enable companies to effectively fundraise, at scale, via compliant sale of securities and/or crypto-assets to the crowd

Ralph Daiuto

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, tZERO


tZERO, the blockchain subsidiary of, aims to fix the inefficiencies of Wall Street with an ATS for tokenized securities.

Mason Borda

CEO, Tokensoft


Mason Borda is a tech entrepreneur focusing on blockchain infrastructure and security. TokenSoft is a crypto treasury management and white label token sale platform.

Peter Chen

Founder, Building Block Group


Building Block Group is a blockchain investment and advisory group. Peter has advised or been an early backer of many ICO and STO projects, including Zilliqa, ICON, TomoChain, Dragonchain, and others.

Kjerstin Erickson

Co-founder & CEO, Public Market


Public Market is a venture-backed blockchain company that is building a decentralized protocol for fair, competitive, and commission-free eCommerce.

Sunny Dhillon

Partner, Signia Venture Partners


Signia Venture Partners is an early stage fund. Sunny focuses on seed & series A investments in consumer & enterprise software.

Rob Nance

Managing Partner, CityBlock Capital


CityBlock Capital is a venture capital platform tokenizing limited partner interests in early-stage funds.

Kurt Kumar

ICO & Blockchain Architect


Kurt is a Business Architect, entrepreneur and process transformation specialist with proven ability in bringing to life custom enterprise strength applications with features/functions and agility that cannot be matched by big firms.

Ari Shpanya

Founder, Slice, Wiser, and Zent


Slice is a global commercial real estate investment network that allows access and liquidity through blockchain.

Andrew Dix

Founder & CEO, Crowdfund Insider


Crowded Media Group is the publisher of Crowdfund Insider, the leading news and information site for the global Fintech industry.

Linda Lerner

Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring


Linda is a senior counsel in the Corporate, Financial Services, and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups in Crowell & Moring's New York office. She has extensive experience with regulatory and compliance securities issues.

Sam Trautwein

Co-Founder & CEO, Carbon


Carbon-12 Labs is working on Carbon, a stablecoin that hopes to reinvent the use of money and payments. 

Bhaskar Krishnamachari


Academic researcher working on the internet of things, blockchain technologies, connected and autonomous vehicles, machine learning, network economics, and distributed edge computing.

Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, USC

Steve Beauregard

Chief Revenue Officer, Bloq


As partner and Chief Revenue Officer for Bloq, Steve aligns Bloq’s offerings with the Blockchain needs of Fortune 50 and Blockchain 50 organizations. Previously, Steve was the founder and CEO of GoCoin.

Kristen Howell

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP


Kristen’s current practice centers on advising companies on the full range of corporate and securities matters, including securities offerings, investment vehicles, and broker-dealer, investment adviser and ATS regulations.

Hermann Liu

Managing Partner, Andra Capital


Andra Capital is the first tokenized growth fund focused on pre-IPO late stage technology companies. Using blockchain, we securitize venture assets by Silicon Valley Coins (SVC). 

Stephanie Hurder

Partner, Prysm Group


Stephanie is a Harvard educated economist working to connect incentive design and game theory to the the blockchain.

Marc Boiron

Partner, FisherBroyles LLP


Marc is a partner in the Corporate, Technology, FinTech and Blockchain practice groups. Marc represents leaders in blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies and digital currencies that operate businesses abroad.

Stephane De Baets

Managing Partner, Elevated Returns LLC


Elevated Returns acquires and manages assets across a range of service industries, including hospitality, real estate and hospitality related consumer brands, such as the tokenized St Regis Hotel in Aspen.

Will Wang

Huobi Eco, Head of BD and Investment (North America)


He manages North America investments for the Huobi Eco fund, blockchain + industrial FOF, EOS ecological special fund.

Stephen McKeon

Partner, Collaborative Fund & Finance professor, U Oregon


Stephen manages the Collab+Currency portfolio at Collaborative Fund as well as teaching and researching cryptoassets, security issuance, and M&A at U Oregon.

Stephen Obie

Partner, Jones Day


Stephen advises multinational corporations and individuals on U.S. securities and commodities law compliance and currently represents and its financial technology subsidiary

Shari Noonan

Co-Founder and CEO, Rialto Trading


Rialto Trading delivers electronic trading solutions to participants in the corporate bond market and is expanding their ATS into digital securities. Shari has extensive experience in building and scaling operations with fortune 500 banks.

Joshua Rivera

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Blockchain Capital


Joshua led the firm’s process of upgrading its BCAP tokens, believed to be the first token issued as a security, to help bring liquidity to BCAP holders.

Crypto Street Podcast

Hear from the hosts of one of the largest crypto podcast. 

With listeners in more than 150 countries around the globe, The Crypto Street Podcast is one of the most popular crypto podcasts in the world. The hosts interview prominent traders and investors in crypto and connect listeners with the brightest minds and ideas in the space.

Fred Krueger

Founder, WorkCoin & EOS Lynx


Fred Krueger is a Stanford PhD and serial entrepreneur with 9 significant exits. EOS Lynx is the fastest growing wallet on the EOS Blockchain, and WorkCoin is a gig marketplace on EOS that will launch in October.

Christopher Calicott

Managing Director, Trammell Venture Partners


Christopher's focus is in highly technical seed- and early-stage startups in three core technology domains: Machine Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and Cybersecurity.

Panel Topics:

Can Stablecoins Solve The Volatility Problem

In recent months, stablecoins, cryptocurrencies that are tethered on a 1-to-1 basis to a fiat currency, have been on the rise. Hear from pioneering stablecoin entrepreneurs firsthand on the future applications of this new form of cryptocurrency and whether stablecoins are the solution to crypto’s volatility and the lack of institutional participation in the crypto marketplace.


The Benefits of a Tokenized Economy

Much has been said about the benefits of tokenization, but what are the economics behind the tokens? Learn the driving factors in the move towards tokenized securities and how the tokenized economy will behave.


Investment Strategies From Security Token VCs and Funds

What KPIs and token economic models are the experts evaluating to determine their investment strategies? What constitutes a good security token? A panel of sophisticated investors walk through their investment frameworks.


The Tokenization of Alternative Assets

How can real-world assets like real estate, oil, and commodities be tokenized with ownership tracked on the blockchain? How will this new token ecosystem function, and what impact will it have on current markets?


How to Tokenize Securities

Hear from the leading security token issuance platforms on their market strategies, how they are tokenizing their clients’ securities, and where the security token market goes from here.


Where to Trade Security Tokens

IPOs in the US are declining. Leading crypto companies are actively working to replace the NASDAQ and NYSE to facilitate the trading of privately-held securities on public networks. Find out firsthand how they are bringing these new trading markets into being.


What to Expect.

Over 1000 ICO enthusiasts joined us last time to get a better understanding of tokenization and the finance revolution around it.

World Class Speakers

ICO Pitches

Networking & Drinks

Panel Discussions

Get in early and save.

General Admission


Entry to all keynotes & panelists

Catered Lunch & drinks included

Early Admission


Entry to all keynotes & panelists

Catered lunch & drinks included

Relive StartEngine's last summit


Join the fundraising revolution and relive the April summit.

© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Important Message: is a website owned by StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. and operated by StartEngine Crowdfunding and its wholly owned-subsidiary, StartEngine Capital, LLC, located at 750 N San Vicente Blvd #800, West Hollywood, CA 90069. StartEngine Crowdfunding is a not a broker-dealer, funding portal or investment adviser. StartEngine Capital, LLC is a funding portal registered here with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and here as a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). By accessing this site and any pages on this site, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as may be amended from time to time without notice or liability.

Investment opportunities posted and accessible through the site are of three types

1.Regulation A offerings (JOBS Act Title IV; known as Regulation A+), which are offered to non-accredited and accredited investors alike. No broker-dealer, funding portal or investment adviser is involved in these offerings. These offerings are made through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. 2. Regulation D offerings (506(c)), which are offered only to accredited investors. No broker-dealer, funding portal, or investment adviser is involved in these offerings. These offerings are made through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. 3. Regulation Crowdfunding offerings (JOBS Act Title III), which are offered to non-accredited and accredited investors alike. These offerings are made through StartEngine Capital, LLC. Some of these offerings are open to the general public, however there are important differences and risks. You can learn more in our Learn section.

Canadian Investors

Investment opportunities posted and accessible through the site will not be offered to Canadian resident investors.

Potential investors are strongly advised to consult their legal, tax and financial advisors before investing. The securities offered on this site are not offered in jurisdictions where public solicitation of offerings are not permitted; it is solely your responsibility to comply with the laws and regulations of your country of residence.

Funded campaigns featured in our success stories and case study sections, are not representative of the results issuers should expect.