November 15, 2018 | Webinar

State of Crypto Markets and Regulation: USA vs. the World

2018 has shaped up to be quite a volatile year for the cryptocurrency markets. Part of the reason is the lack of clear guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators around the world. And yet investors continue to pour money in this emerging asset class.

The webinar focuses on:

  • The state of security token offerings in the United States and overseas
  • How the crypto regulatory landscape in the United States compares with the rest of the world
  • Upcoming catalysts to monitor in the crypto ecosystem
  • 2019 crypto predictions
  • Rise of crypto venture funds providing liquidity to investors


Jonathan Nelson, Managing Director, Hack Fund

Jonathan NelsonNelson founded Hackers/Founders (H/F) a community organization for startup entrepreneurs in 2008. By 2011, he expanded H/F launching the Co-op, a founders’ cooperative program that helps early stage companies scale globally. Nelson grew a $9 million services-for-equity fund to $600 million market cap portfolio in 5 years. He’s maintained an annualized IRR of over 30 percent.

Nelson launched HACK Fund, a venture fund on the Blockchain, to help solve liquidity problems for investors, and to make it easier for companies to receive funding no matter where they are based in the world.

He is also a board member for the Wilson Center for Public Policy, Latin America, and also served as a Member of SEC Advisory Committee for Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Business. He has been a Silicon Valley fixture for a decade, and has the perspective of both entrepreneur and fund manager. Nelson’s vision includes moving economies, reducing poverty, and improving life for tech founders around the world.

Hack Fund is a venture fund created by Hackers/Founders (H/F) that uses Blockchain technology to provide accelerated liquidity to investors. Money raised during the token sale will be invested in top technology companies scaling globally.

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Rohit Kulkarni, Managing Director with SharesPost Research

Rohit KulkarniPrior to SharesPost, Rohit was a Vice President, Senior Analyst at RBC Capital Markets, where he covered small and mid-cap stocks in the Internet sector and led the equity research efforts for several recent IPOs. Before that, Kulkarni was Equity Research Analyst, Internet and Interactive Entertainment, at Robert W. Baird & Co. Earlier in his career he worked for Citigroup, Houlihan Lokey and Oracle. Rohit received a 2015 Rising Star Award from Institutional Investor magazine for research in the Internet sector, and was a key member of top-ranked Internet research team in Citigroup (2008-2012).


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