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What's Ahead with Fintech, Blockchain & Its Progeny? Ambitions for, and impacts of DeFi, Web 3.0 & the Metaverse

  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar

LES Silicon Valley Chapter Webinar

"What's Ahead with Fintech, Blockchain & Its Progeny? Ambitions for, and Impacts of DeFi,
Web 3.0 & the Metaverse"

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PST)

As Silicon Valley continues to accelerate into areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing and the Metaverse ... the licensing of its innovations becomes more important. Not just for large institutions but the growing number of aggressive startups. Come see where the world is heading!"

Daniel Joensen, Blockchain Special Interest Group, Band of Angels
David Huseby, CEO and Founder, CryptID
Monica Ortel, Counsel, Protocol Labs, Inc.
Moderator: Mark Holmes, Founder and CEO, PatentBridge

Daniel Joensen, Blockchain Special Interest Group, Band of Angels
Daniel Joensen has over 20 years of experience as an investor and entrepreneur. He leads the Blockchain Special Interest Group at the Band of Angels. He is the Founder and Managing Director of hedge fund Oresund Capital. Previously, he founded Danken Ventures, an early stage fund focusing on Life Science, Biotech & related engineering. Daniel was an early investor in BiPar Science which was sold to Sonofi-Aventis for ~$500MM in 2009. Daniel is former General Manager at, a venture-funded results-based interactive marketing service provider to advertisers and publishers, where he helped the company grow to sustained profitability. He is an advisor to UCSF QB3. He holds a SM in Management from MIT Sloan with a thesis on Non-Linear Financial Modeling. Daniel also holds an MS in Computer Science, a BS in Computer Science and Statistics and a BA in Rhetoric and Philosophy from University of Copenhagen.

David Huseby, CEO and Founder, CryptID
David mined his first Bitcoins when they were worth just $4.00 USD. David is the CEO and Founder of startup CryptID building next-generation, fully decentralized applied cryptography solutions & APIs offering revocable and verifiably authentic data at any scale anchored in any blockchain. In layman’s terms … making the blockchain more secure.

David brings more than 20 years of experience working with and on open source projects in industries including aerospace, video games, and web, both server and client side. He was the Security Maven for The Linux Foundation and prior to that was a senior platform security engineer at Mozilla where he focused on web privacy and led the project to merge Tor Browser hardening into Firefox. He is also a long-time Bitcoin user and enthusiast. The blockchain technology in Bitcoin has always fascinated David and he immediately saw its potential for solving persistent problems in a variety of other industries.

Monica Ortel, Counsel, Protocol Labs, Inc.
Protocol Labs is an open-source R&D lab building protocols, tools, and services to improve the Internet.  At Protocol Labs, Monica is responsible for policy, privacy, and intellectual property issues.  She is passionate about emerging technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrency, and metaverse technology.  Before joining Protocol Labs, Monica represented leading technology companies in intellectual property litigation at Ropes & Gray LLP.  She has vast experience working with technology clients in a wide range of industries including blockchain, web3, computer software, wireless systems, telecommunications, medical devices, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals.  Monica holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

Moderator: Mark Holmes, Founder and CEO, PatentBridge
With over a billion dollars in patent deals under his belt, Mark is the founder and CEO of PatentBridge LLC, a privately held technology development firm in Silicon Valley that specializes in bringing to market select patented technologies covering extraordinary software and Internet-related breakthroughs. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of RavenWhite Security, Inc., which was selected as one of the top 10 security startups worldwide at an RSA Conference. He was also the co-founder of a successful telecommunications startup which was sold in the late 1990s to a portfolio company of the Alabama state retirement fund (Retirement Systems of Alabama). Mark has advised such technology savvy entities as Visa, Sony, Applied Materials, University of California at Berkeley as well as many startups and was named to the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He is a registered patent attorney, holds an engineering degree from Brown, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a published author (“Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms”).  He co-chairs the Advanced Patent Licensing program of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and speaks on software and technology licensing in the PLI Advanced Licensing program in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

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