Miko Matsumura
Crypto Maximalist

Investor, Speaker. Pantera Capital LP and Founder, Evercoin Exchange

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Bio

Miko Matsumura founded crypto exchange Evercoin, and is a Limited Partner with the Pantera Capital ICO Fund (a $100M ICO-only fund). He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy and Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in capital for Open Source startups. He was an advisor to AI startup Sentient during their 100M series C and currently advises cryptocurrency startups like Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services) and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a speaker at the upcoming Token Fest, Keynoting at ICOnference NYC, Global Blockchain Summit, The Future of Money Summit and a thought leader at AFP the largest organization of Financial Professionals in the US.

Speaker

Miko is a frequent and popular speaker on Cryptocurrencies including being the leader of the San Francisco Crypto Underground meetup and at the upcoming Token Fest, The Future of Money Summit and he is thought leader at AFP the largest organization of Financial Professionals in the US.

Advisor

As an advisor to companies like Sentient, the AI company that raised a $105M series C round and ICOs like Guardian Circle (Globally Decentralized 911 Emergency Services Grid) and Hub (Decentralized Professional Social Networking), Miko provides strategic insight, access to networks and 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley startup and Open Source software culture to decentralized and tokenized organizations.

Investor

As a Limited Partner with Pantera Capital’s $100M ICO fund, and a personal investor in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy, Lyft and many others, Miko is an active investor, supporter, advisor and analyst for Token Sales, Token Generation Events and ICOs.

What they say about me

Miko was perhaps first true digital evangelist I have seen in action. He is still a master of the art — always bringing original insight, humor and a genuine connection between the complexities of the technical world and real business and consumer applications any audience can relate to.

Jason English
Jason EnglishCryptocurrency ExecutiveMillermedia

“I was lucky early in my career to get to see Miko speak at a company event. He was our CTO, and this was really my first time attending a big corporate rah-rah event. It was great listening to him. It was evident that he knew what he was talking about, but was also able to engage with the audience in a meaningful way. It lead me to change the direction of my career.”

James Oickle
James OickleTechnology Executive

I attended Miko’s first Talks on Webservices and cloud in Boston and NY Cloud Expo, 10 years back, and was instantly attracted to his combination of technology vision, articulation of complex scenarios and insights on why the shift. Have followed him since, and become a better leader along the way….

Yugan Sikri
Yugan SikriTechnology Executive DXC

This is me. Executive by day & investor by night. I never sleep… almost.

Miko participated in the first wave of the Internet by becoming the Chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform. 25 years later, Blockchain technologies, Measurable Externalities and New Governance Models are creating an Internet of Value. The resulting Decentralized Organizations will create a more inclusive, multi-party, self-optimizing and intelligent service infrastructure for the world.

100,000,000

ICO dollars to invest at Pantera Capital

25

Years of Silicon Valley Experience

112

ICOs Evaluated

30

Countries Visited

9

IPOs at Focus Ventures

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