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HBS Angels Event: Redefining Finance, Navigating the Crypto Industry

Join the HBS Alumni Angels of the UK for an insightful discussion on the future of finance and the role that technology and decentralized finance (DeFi) will play in it as we navigate through the challenges of the recent crypto winter and the collapse of FTX. We are delighted to host Marcus Swanepoel, the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Luno, the world’s leading crypto investment app, and Jocelyn Cheng, the Head of DCG Expeditions, the early-stage investing arm of the Digital Currency Group.

During this exciting event, we will delve into Marcus’ journey founding Luno and his perspectives on the current state and future of cryptos and DeFi, in light of the recent industry challenges. As an experienced finance professional, Marcus has spent the last two decades working in emerging markets and has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of technology in the financial industry.

Together with Jocelyn, who has extensive experience investing in early-stage fintech and crypto startups, we will explore the most pressing questions regarding the future of finance against the backdrop of the recent market volatility. How can we navigate the current industry challenges, and what does it mean for the future of the crypto industry? How will cryptos and DeFi continue to disrupt traditional financial systems, and what are the opportunities and challenges for emerging markets in this new era of finance? What is the role of regulation in shaping the future of the crypto industry, and how can investors identify promising startups in this rapidly evolving landscape?

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from two leading experts in the field and gain valuable insights into the future of finance, as we navigate through the challenges of the recent industry developments. Join us on April 20th for what promises to be a thought-provoking and engaging discussion. Register now to secure your spot!

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Speakers Biographies

Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Luno, the world’s leading crypto investment app. A strong believer in the positive change that technology can bring to the world, Marcus has spent the last two decades in finance-related roles in emerging markets. Through Luno, Marcus has combined this experience and passion for finance and technology to help build the next generation of financial services.

Prior to co-founding Luno, Marcus held positions in private equity, consumer and investment banking in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa, for companies like Standard Chartered, Morgan Stanley and 3i. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and CFA charter holder.

Jocelyn Cheng

Jocelyn is the Head of DCG Expeditions, the early-stage investing arm of the Digital Currency Group. DCG Expeditions has invested in 40 early stage fintech and crypto companies to date, with half the portfolio in emerging markets.

Prior to DCG Expeditions, Jocelyn invested in global startup founders as Managing Director at the impact investment VC, Global Innovation Fund. She previously held investing roles at CPP Investments, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs. She holds an MBA from HBS, an MPP from HKS and an undergraduate degree from Wharton.

 

Date and time
20 April 2023
18:30 - 21:00
Venue Address

Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DR

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