A brief introduction to 645 Ventures and our 2022 Annual Meeting Web3 Event
Investing in Crypto and Web3
A conversation with top Web3 venture investors Amy Wu (FTX) and Steve Jang (Kindred Ventures)
Building Blockchain Infrastructure
A conversation with industry leading operators who are building the core infrastructure that enables Web3
General Partner at FTX Ventures
Amy has become a titan in the Web3 space over the last several years. She leads FTX Ventures, M&A and gaming initiatives at FTX.
She been on both sides of the table for the past decade+. Previously, Amy led crypto and gaming investing at Lightspeed, and was an executive at Discovery, Inc, as SVP and CFO of the Global Digital and Sports portfolio, a $2B business including Eurosport, PGA, Olympics, US Digital and TV Everywhere, Motortrend, and Scripps Lifestyle Studios. Before that, she was based in Singapore as CFO of Discover's Asia-Pacific business, covering 30+ countries.
Before Discovery, Amy was SVP of Finance and Operations at NewsCred, responsible for FP&A, accounting, investor relations, legal, tax, audit, corporate development, systems, and operations. NewsCred is the leading enterprise content marketing SaaS platform, with offices in NYC, London, and Bangladesh, and has raised $85M+ in funding. Before that, Amy was an investor with IA Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, covering SaaS, ecommerce, and marketplace categories globally.
Founder & Managing Partner at Kindred Ventures
Steve is the founder and Managing Partner at Kindred Ventures. Back in 2009, Steve began angel investing in startups while also building his own products in the consumer social space - the first company was Uber, where he was a founding advisor and early investor. Fast forward to 2014, Steve started Kindred Ventures originally as a solo angel fund with a dozen prior angel investments and the passion to help other founders. Since then, Steve and Kanyi have partnered to design and build a new seed venture capital platform which both invests and forms startups, Steve focuses his investment and formation work in crypto/web3, marketplaces, connected hardware/software, developer tools, and sustainability/climate-tech, and has backed over 11 unicorn companies and projects with a total market capitalization over $150B, including Coinbase, Uber, DYDX Protocol, Mobilecoin, Mina Protocol, Braintrust, Nervos Network, Postmates, Poshmark, Color Health, Zymergen and Tonal.
Most recently as an entrepreneur, Steve was a co-founder at Bitski, a NFT wallet and storefront platform, and previously was the founder of SoundTracking (acquired by Rhapsody) and co-creator of imeem (acquired by MySpace). Steve has also served as a recurring speaker at his alma mater, UC Berkeley, in their Venture Capital seminars at the Haas School of Business.