CEO, Inside Revolution
Ari Ratner is Founder and CEO of Inside Revolution, a boutique storytelling firm. He has assisted Fortune 500 companies, startups, leading NGOs, and political campaigns across the U.S. and globally in aligning their brand with their mission. Ari previously served in the Obama Administration as Speechwriter and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Ari earlier served as a Congressional Liaison for the State Department and as an Associate at the White House. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Reuters, Huffington Post, Slate, and CNN. Ari is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
CEO, Halo Productions
Kaj Larsen is a the CEO and founder of HALO productions, a vanguard filmmaking company that specializes in multimedia storytelling in the fields of national security, government affairs, and international relations. Larsen was a correspondent at CNN as a member of its Special Investigations and Documentary unit, a journalist for the Vanguard unit at Current TV, and produced the groundbreaking VICE exclusive interview with the architect of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program. Prior to his work in television journalism, Kaj spent five years on active duty serving as a US Navy SEAL Lieutenant leading a team of special warfare personnel in covert operations overseas. Kaj served on the Board of Directors of The Mission Continues and Team Rubicon Global, two of the leading organizations in the Veteran’s service space. Kaj has a Masters degree in public policy from Harvard University.
Director of Biz Dev, AngelList
Adam is an accomplished investor and entrepreneur with fifteen years experience developing communities in finance, startups, and sustainability. His professional path includes founding The Fund, a NYC-based pre-seed venture capital fund, leading Investor Relations at AngelList, investing as a Principal at Mesa Ventures, and trading structured credit products at Morgan Stanley. He holds a CFA and MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise.
Partner, Decentra Capital
Chance Barnett is a blockchain and equity crowdfunding pioneer, entrepreneur, and investor. Previously Founder of Crowdfunder.com and Cofounder of CoinCircle. Chance was a major contributor to the equity crowdfunding legislation and JOBS Act legislation in Washington D.C. He is also a contributor to CNBC and Forbes ICOs and crowdfunding columns. Chance is an advisor to other blockchain projects including tZero and Blockchain Terminal. Chance holds a degree in Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz.
Partner, Shake and Bake Productions
Lauren Selig is an entrepreneur and executive with a 20-year track record of global impact in the entertainment, real-estate and start-up communities. In 2013, Selig founded Shake and Bake Productions and V.A.L.I.S Studios to finance and produce high quality independent studio pictures, television and virtual reality.
Founder, famous.co and brandcast.com
Dan was a co-founder of famous.co and brandcast.com, and has advised and invested in several companies while spending over a decade in Silicon Valley. Dan spends his time building and architecting blockchain databases and democratizing Web technology. Dan holds a masters and bachelors degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California Berkeley.
Co-Founder, YouFolio Inc.
Kayvon is a technologist who Co-founded YouFolio, Inc (Acquired by SherpaUS) and an early stage investor and advisor in blockchain technologies. Previously, Kayvon acted as the Chief of Staff at Food For Thought Ventures, investing in FoodTech to reinvent the food system. Kayvon also created Team Flow: a global decentralized community of entrepreneurs, founders, developers & advisors that work together to identify society's most pressing challenges and build new solutions to address them.
Founder, Battlestar Capital