Luxembourg - South Korea
Digital Asset Summit

Unlocking liquidity for the venture capital industry
July 17, 2019
9:30 – 13:00
Tilda Publishing
Seoul
Four Seasons Hotel
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VNX Exchange is hosting an exclusive event dedicated to the latest developments in digital assets which is part of the Official Mission of Luxembourg to South Korea.

Luxembourg is one of the world's most prominent financial centers situated in the heart of Europe. South Korea is home to some of the best technology companies. In establishing new ties, the two counties have combined the best of both worlds - a robust technology ecosystem and a leading financial hub. Both countries take serious steps towards mainstream adoption of digital assets, ensuring world-class investor protection and boosting full-scale global deployment of digital financial instruments. Yet there are still a few challenges which need to be addressed.

This event aims to foster in-depth discussion on how such global digital asset deployment is best achieved and how these challenges should be tackled. Our leading experts will share their experience and talk about best practices in finance and technology, as well as about building cooperation between two countries.
Program
July 17, 2019
9:30 – 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and opening speech
10:10 – 10:30
Connecting South Korean and Luxembourg ecosystems to combine the best of both worlds
Suho Park, MK Economy
10:30 11:10
Opening up private markets to liquidity. New era of venture capital and private equity investments?
Moderator: Won-Suck Song, Investor, Entrepreneur and Senior Executive in Telecom, Fintech and e-commerce
Michael Jackson, Director at AXA, Volvo, KNEIP, Blockchain.com, Former Partner, Mangrove Capital and Former COO, Skype
Yoon Kwan, Founding Partner and CIO, BRV Capital Management
Chris Hwang, President of Yozma Group Korea
Alexander Tkachenko, Founder and CEO, VNX Exchange
Nitan Pathak, Head of Unit – Institutional Client Relationship Management – MENA & APAC, European Investment Fund
11:10 – 11:50
Are crypto investors and regulators ready for accelerator/VC asset backed tokens?
Moderator: Sinhae Lee, Partner at GBIC and Block72
Junhaeng Lee, Co-founder & CEO, Streami Inc
Sungpil Hwang, Patent and Trademark attorney, E.M.Hwang & Partners IP Law Firm
Pearl Kim, Chief of Venture Capitalist, COMMAX VENTURUS, Deputy head of Department, COMMAX
Michael Hwang, Managing Director of Bigbang Angels, Inc.
11:50 - 12:00
Closing remarks
12:00 – 13:00
Networking lunch
Prominent speakers from Luxembourg and Korea
Michael Jackson
Director at AXA, Volvo, KNEIP, Blockchain.com, Former partner at Mangrove Capital, Former COO of Skype
Was previously COO at Skype and Partner at Mangrove Capital Partners. Before joining Skype, Michael launched nine mobile operations and two ISPs across Europe with Tele2. Michael is also on the board of Blockchain.com and is a contributor to the Blockchain Policy Initiative.
Yoon Kwan
Founding Partner and CIO of BRV Capital Management
Yoon Kwan is the Founding Partner and CIO of BRV Capital Management, an extension arm of BlueRun Ventures (BRV), focused on technology based growth investment in Asia. He joined BRV's Silicon Valley headquarters office in 2000, and was an integral part of BRV's successful investments such as Paypal (PYPL), WiderThan (REAL), Waze (GOOGL), Topsy (AAPL), Chomp (AAPL), Like.com (GOOGL), Enpocket (MSFT), Coupa (COUP), Ganji (WUBA), SiliconWorks (KOSDAQ), SLIDE (GOOGL), Bitfone (HPQ), Meilishuo (MOGU), Qudian (QD), and LocationLabs (AVG). Mr. Yoon continues to serve as a general partner of BRV.
Chris Hwang
President of Yozma Group Asia
Chris Hwang is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in technology and consumer businesses in the US and South Korea. Yozma Group Asia recognized the value in Chris's entrepreneurial experience and appointed him as a President. His responsibilities include advising on identification of growth-oriented companies, valuation of investment opportunities and cross-border growth strategies.
Suho Park
MK Economy, Journalist
Founder of Sungsil Camp (meet-up between investors and start-ups, successful entrepreneurs). Suho is also a planner for Super-rich NOW, section for "HNWI" business journal, and co-author of "Rule Breaker", published by MK Journal
Nitan Pathak
Head of Unit – Institutional Client Relationship Management – MENA & APAC, European Investment Fund
Nitan joined the EIF (European Investment Fund) in 2010 as an Investment Manager within the Venture Capital team before moving to a Senior Business Development Manager position leading the development of new equity products. Prior to this, Nitan held various engineering and advisory positions in the UK, Germany and US. Currently he is Head of Unit – Institutional Client Relationship Management – MENA & APAC, responsible for establishing partnerships with institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds internationally.
Alexander Tkachenko
Founder and CEO of VNX Exchange, Founder of 2be.lu venture capital fund
Serial entrepreneur, founder and GP of 2be.lu VC fund with successful investments in 16 companies focused on the sharing economy, AI and blockchain. Business angel, member of E100 - LBS angel investor network. MBA London Business School and Columbia University.
Won-Suck Song
Investor, Entrepreneur and Senior Executive in Telecom, Fintech and e-commerce
With a unique understanding and a proven track record in identifying and realising market opportunities globally. Has over 20 years of experience in senior executive roles within the Kinnevik group of companies, including Millicom, Tele2 and Metro International. Currently establishing an e-sport company and investing in e-commerce together with an entrepreneurial and reputable family office.
Sinhae Lee
Partner at GBIC and Block72
Sinhae is Partner at GBIC — a blockchain and cryptocurrency fund, and Block72 — a comprehensive blockchain consulting firm based in US, China, and Korea. Prior to joining GBIC, she has been deeply involved in the FinTech/blockchain industry in Silicon Valley. She led business development and operations at a payment start-up, Coin, which was acquired by FitBit in 2016 and later worked at NerdWallet, a FinTech start-up in San Francisco.
Junhaeng Lee
Co-founder & CEO Streami Inc.
Сo-founder and CEO of Streami, blockchain company which he grew from a mere 2 people startup to a full-fledged company with earnings over $ 20 million and over 50 top talents of the region. Prior to founding Streami, Junhaeng was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Junhaeng holds B.A. in History from Harvard University.
Sungpil Hwang
Patent and Trademark attorney, E.M.Hwang & Partners IP Law Firm
Sungpil is working for E.M.HWANG & PARTNERS IP Law Firm, Patent Attorney, CEO of Ableer Co., Ltd., CEO of EM Consulting, Inc. and an advisor of NCIA (Seol National University, Numerical computing Image Analysis LAB). As a patent attorney, Sungpil likes the role of advisor as startup incubator and accelerator to connect potential start-ups expanding to the global market.
Pearl Kim
Chief of Venture Capitalist, COMMAX VENTURUS, Deputy head of Department, COMMAX
Pearl has extensive background in VC, including COMMAX, COMMAX VENTURUS, VENTURE SQUARE. The mother company, Commax was founded in 1968 and had a successful global growth within home IoT sector. Therefore, Commax Venture (TIPS program selected) serves a gateway for an innovative Korean Start-up to expand for the global market, especially the EU market by using their clients networks.
Michael Hwang
Managing Director of Bigbang Angels, Inc.
Bigbang Angels' fund invested in 80 companies which have got follow-on investment of 60M$, the total market value of 400M$ and 3 exit cases. Michael is also a founder of Across Asia Alliance, Board member with SOSV, Chinaccelerator, 01Booster and Invention Lab. Previously worked in Samsung Electronics, LG CNS, LG Electronics, visiting professor of KAIST.
This event is by invitation only.
Registration is required by July 15.
The organizers reserve the right not to accept the registration due to the limited number of participants.
Registration closed
Location
Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul
97 Saemunan-ro, Sinmunno 1(il)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
About VNX Exchange

VNX Exchange is a digital asset marketplace for venture capital investments.

Our platform tokenizes VC and startup accelerator portfolios to bring much needed liquidity to the venture capital industry. We are turning VC investing into a new type of digital asset accessible and available to all.

By unlocking liquidity and increasing capital velocity, we fuel technology, innovation and entrepreneurship globally.
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