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 in Crypto and Web3
A conversation with industry leading operators Asaf Meir (Solidus Labs) and Snehal Fulzele (CION Digital) who are building the core products that enable 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 & CEO of CION Digital
Snehal is a successful technology entrepreneur, investor and innovator in the financial services industry.
Prior to founding CION Digital, he co-founded Cloud Lending Solutions, a global lending technology platform used by leading financial institutions globally. As the CEO, he led the growth and talent strategy of the business from inception to its acquisition by Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO). As the General Manager of its lending vertical, he continued his work at Q2 to bring digital lending experience for some of the most recognizable banks, credit unions and FinTech companies globally.
Snehal also serves on the board of various high growth early-stage technology start-ups in Financial Services and Healthcare industries.
He holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon and has previously worked with big-tech software firms including Oracle and Adobe.
Co-Founder & CEO of Solidus Labs
Recently listed as one of the top-25 crypto executives to watch in 2022, Asaf Meir is Founder and CEO of Solidus Labs.
Originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, Meir completed his mandatory military service before heading to the US to study economics and computer science. Prior to founding Solidus Labs in 2018, Meir spent a decade leading complex technological and financial products for various firms, including Microsoft and Goldman Sachs’ equities trading desk.
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.