GameFi Asia Conference 2022

GameFi Asia'22
Speaker Spotlight

 

At GameFi Asia, our vision is to bring together the brightest minds, notable projects and key opinion leaders.

Angel Investor
Ex-Parafi capital

Santiago Roel Santos (CryptoPunk #9159) is an investor focusing at the intersection of DeFi and the Web3 metaverse (NFTs/gaming). Most recently was a Partner at ParaFi Capital, one of the largest crypto funds specializing in DeFi. Prior to that, he was at Sageview Capital investing in Internet and software and, before that, at JP Morgan investment banking. Santiago began investing in crypto in 2012

Jason Kam

Founder
Folius Ventures

Jason Kam is the Managing Member of the General Partner and the Portfolio Manager of Folius Ventures. He is currently based in Asia and plans to spend the majority of his time in the Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking Asian regions. Mr. Kam has over eight years of investment experience evaluating opportunities in public markets. 

 Prior to founding the General Partner, Mr. Kam was the Investment Director of Greater China at Briarwood Chase Management LLC (“BCM”), a New York hedge fund manager that focuses on global-ex-US markets. While at BCM, Mr. Kam focused on investing in public equities across various emerging and frontier geographies, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

Before joining BCM, Mr. Kam spent two years at 40 North, an investment platform focused on public equities and a related investment business of Standard Industries. Mr. Kam has also worked at the Equities Special Situations desk at Deutsche Bank New York as a desk analyst. Mr. Kam graduated with B.S. in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Shayon Sengupta

Investment Associate
Multicoin Capital

Shayon Sengupta is an investment associate at Multicoin Capital, where he contributes to investment due diligence and operations across a variety of areas of the firm. He focuses on web3 consumer products and advises portfolio companies on product and distribution strategy.

Vladmir Velmeshev

Partner
Kosmos Ventures

Vladimir Velmeshev is a Partner at Australian Crypto VC firm Kosmos. Vladimir has a strong project management background at Shell and Chevron. He started personally investing in blockchain in 2017 and soon joined the Kosmos team as their European partner in London. 

Vladimir is interested in exploring how blockchain technology can increase the efficiency and resilience of legacy systems and processes.

Christian Ng

PRINCIPAL
GBV Capital

Christian is a technologist and investment professional with unique experience in early-stage tech, corporate innovation, and financial markets.

He is currently the Principal at GBV Capital, an early-stage blockchain venture fund with +200 portfolio companies. Prior to GBV, Christian was the manager of SPL New Ventures, the venture capital arm of Swire Properties.

Co-Founder
Tangent

Darryl is currently a co-founder of Tangent and a veteran Web 3 Angel. Previously operating as a Principal in DeFiance Capital, Darryl worked with >30 portfolio companies go-to-market before striking out to operate Tangent, a founders first crypto native angel collective.

Prior to crypto, Darryl was an Investment Banker with J.P. Morgan & graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelors in Accounting & Finance.

In his free time, Darryl is an avid fan of NLH Poker and Defense of the Ancients (DOTA). Notable projects he has backed include LayerZero, Trader Joe, Crabada & Utopia Labs amongst others.

Founder
Tess Ventures

Tess Hau is an investor and advisor to high performing startups, deep tech companies and extraordinary founders across the world. She was featured on Thrive Global’s list of “Top Women to Watch 2019”.

Tess Ventures invests in Web 3.0, DeFi, NFTs, GameFi, Dao, infrastructure, the Metaverse, crypto, Web 2, artificial intelligence, fintech, and saas. Her portfolio companies include Animoca Brands, Kraken Exchange, Yuga Labs, EthSign, Delysium, Salad, Saga, CenterApp and others.

Tess had multiple successful investments and exits through various entities before founding Tess Ventures. Examples include fintech, virtual reality, personalized medicine, construction tech, marketing automation, blockchain technology and others.

Founder
C² Ventures

Ciara Sun is the founding partner of C² Ventures, an early-stage Web3 investment firm. C² Ventures enables and supports builders with the capital and operational expertise needed to build the next generation of Web3 primitives.

Prior to founding C² Ventures, Ciara was a senior executive at Huobi Global, responsible for listing, investment, incubation, global markets, and partner and institutional business.

Ciara is a known female leader in the blockchain space with 200k+ Twitter followers. She is a strong advocate of gender equality and has founded Women Who Crypto, an NGO dedicated to empowerment and support of female participation in the crypto scene.

CEO
Nansen

“As the CEO of Nansen, Alex drives the growth and adoption of the blockchain data analytics firm to provide crypto traders, hedge funds, institutional investors and VCs with insights into the crypto markets.

Alex has over 10 years of experience in data science, management consulting, and cryptocurrencies. His academic background is in artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

Co-Founder
YGG

Gabby Dizon is a gaming industry veteran with 18 years experience. He established his own gaming company, Altitude Games, in 2014. Before co-founding Yield Guild Games, Gabby was an avid Axie Infinity player and breeder in 2018. 

He is also a founding board member of the Blockchain Game Alliance. On a mission to onboard millions of players to the Metaverse, Gabby believes the future of work is in virtual worlds.

Jarindr Thitadilaka

Founder
GuildFi

Jarindr has extensive technical experiences in the past 10 years in blockchain and software developments, He was instrumental in researching tokenizing NFT on Layer-2 and Blockchain gaming for many years.

Jarindr currently works as a Founder & Project Lead at GuildFi, one of the Largest gaming nft ecosystem in the space founded in 2021.

Howard Xu

CEO
Ancient8

Howard Xu is cofounder of Ancient8, a DAO that develops the infrastructure for GameFi, focusing on community and software. Ancient8 is supported by leading investors like Pantera, Dragonfly, Hashed, Coinbase, and Alameda. Howard is a serial entrepreneur and has previously built companies in FinTech and SaaS. He was previously a VC investor at Insight Partners and TCV, as well as an operator at Magic Leap, one of the first Metaverse companies. Howard started his blockchain journey in 2017 as a VC investor at ZhenFund (Huobi, Ankr, Amber Group, IOST, DDEX, etc).

Core Contributor
Alliance DAO

Dr. Will Robinson leads community at Alliance, a DAO accelerating web3 founders. He is also a co-founder of d_fdao, a community of gamers focused on on-chain gaming. Before joining Alliance, he worked as a forensic crypto auditor and risk specialist at Grant Thornton. Will holds a PhD in Game Studies, having focused his research on mechanism design and user generated content.

CRO
StepN

Mable Jiang is the Chief Revenue Officer at STEPN, where she leads the business partnerships and other efforts related to revenue generation. Prior to STEPN Mable is a partner at Multicoin Capital, a thesis driven crypto investment firm.

Shiti Rastogi Manghani

CMO
STEPN

Shiti Rastogi Manghani is an award-winning business leader with 15 years of experience across 11 countries managing multi-million-dollar projects to founding AI start-up across US, UK, Europe and India. She has also won UK govt’s Exceptional Talent 2021, and was nominated for the following awards — WomenTech Network Global Awards in the category “Women-Led Tech-Startup of the Year 2020” and finalist in the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2021’ category by Microsoft’s Diversity in Tech awards.

Shiti, based in the UK, is an Electronics Engineer and holds an MBA in Marketing. She is an active member of founders and technology forums in the UK and worldwide, and has been profiled on WomenOfWearable, SheCanCode and other industry-leading platforms. She has been named as a “Woman to Watch” in HealthTech, a “Trailblazer” in the Digital Longevity space, and a “Fem Foundry Leader” in digital-technology.

Shiti has first-hand seen the power of democratizing healthcare and fitness into the hands of common people. She therefore passionately shares STEPN’s mission to bring millions of people to Web3.

Felix Sim

Project Lead
Salad Ventures
Felix is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in traditional finance, including investment banking, hedge funds and consulting. He currently leads the team at Salad in discovering new opportunities and backing projects that shape the future Work 3.0 ecosystem.
 
Beyond the blockchain, Felix has run more than 2,000 events for multi-national corporations via his virtual events company Get Out!, which has seen over 1 million participants in the last 10 years.

Wesley Mathews

CGO
Salad Ventures

Wesley is a professional host, streamer and team-building facilitator. Since 2010, he has hosted over 2,000 corporate events with clients like Garena, Rakuten, Mercer and Citibank.
 
He heads the Academy arm of Salad, where he has grown our YouTube channel from 0 to 200,000 views in less than 6 months and issued more than 6,000 certifications. He also coaches guild scholars and manages our growing community of more than 3,000 scholars.

Gabriel Sim

Growth Lead
Salad Ventures

Gabriel is an experienced performance-marketing veteran with more than half a decade worth of experience in managing strategy and campaigns. He oversees marketing and partnership initiatives for Salad.

 

Harry Zhang

Co-Founder, Project Lead
PRoject Galaxy

Harry Zhang – Co Founder & Project Lead: He was Co-Founder and COO of Lino Network and DLive.tv, prior to founding Project Galaxy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Statistics from UC Berkeley and served as President of the China Entrepreneurs Association. (ACE) at Berkeley from 2016 to 2017.

Anne Ouellet

CMO
Project Galaxy

Anne Ouellet is a marketing strategist and NFT enthusiast. She started her crypto journey back in 2020 by investing a few dollars on an exchange platform and, ultimately, decided that Decentralized Finance was not for her. Everything changed in October of 2021 when she attended her first Web3 conference and saw the endless possibilities behind blockchain technology. As a marketer, she believed that NFTs would be a revolutionary way for brands to connect with their audience. Today she leads the Marketing efforts at Project Galaxy, the largest Web3 credential data network.

Iris Le

CMO
Monsterra

Iris is a growth hacking expert with a 5+ year solid track record as Marketing Manager & Consutant in GameFi, NFTs, e-Commerce industry.

Her depth of expertise includes project management, fundraising, community building, social media boosting, partnership expansion, and growth-hack strategies in both local and global market to achieve highest growth rate on traction building, social media, expanded cooperation with many trusted partners, and successfully raised capital in seed and private rounds.

Iris’ broad experience and brilliant mind in Marketing Strategy and Business Development will help build and develop a valuable Monsterra community while maximizing potential reach, traffic, and product market matching.

Wang Boyang

Founder
Project Twelve

Boyang is the founder of Project Twelve, P12 for short. P12 is a Web3 gaming ecosystem and it’s making game creation accessible and making game economy sustainable. Boyang was previously a core developer of DEX.top in 2018, and co-founder & CTO of Bitsoda.com and Matrix Exchange. He first discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and thought it was a wasteful database. Boyang received his education from National University of Singapore and Yale University.

Alexander Tomov

Founder
Path of Survival

Alexander’s journey in crypto started back in 2017, when he bought my first ETH on a centralized exchange. Since then he has dove deeper into the ecosystem, which helped him learn about the technology and driving principles behind it. In 2020 he started working for one of the biggest crypto exchanges, where he had a chance to learn a lot about DeFi, NFTs and also to better understand the legal framework in terms of KYC/AML procedures and how they interoperate.

Max Fu

Co-Founder, CEO
Nyan Heroes

Max is the Co-founder and CEO of Nyan Heroes. He is an avid gamer with a gaming channel. In the past, he has developed a Roblox game called Animal Island with Melon Development Inc. and served as their creative director, lead game designer, and project manager. Max has a degree in Medicine and Surgery and was a Senior Surgical Resident prior to his journey into the digital creator space. A believer in the crypto space for the past 4 years, he views NFT gaming as the only way forward in the future.

Carlos Roldan

CEO
Satoshis Games

Founder & CEO at Satoshis Games. During his profesional career he has won several awards in web3 hackathons for his cutting-edge vision, product development and software development standards. Creator of the first play2earn platform elixir.app in 2018, currently leading the transition from top web2 games to web3 through Elixir platform.

Wei Shi Khai

COO, General Partner
Long Hash Ventures

Wei Shi Khai is the General Partner and Chief Operations Officer at LongHash Ventures.

In April 2021, Shi Khai was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in recognition for his achievements. He was previously a management consultant at McKinsey, with a focus on digital transformation and analytics across the financial and telecommunications sector in Southeast Asia. Shi Khai holds a Bachelor of Science from Imperial College London.

Ashish Vaja

Chief Blockchain Officer
Phat Loot DeFi

Ashish Vaja, Chief Blockchain Officer, has been involved in P2E since the early Axie Infinity days, being one of its earliest investors and supporters. He has a background in IT Consulting and Risk Management, with a wide network of connections in the space, and has invested in a wide range of projects and collections.

Dan Wang

CGO
YGG SEA

Dan Wang, is the Chief Gaming Officer at Yield Guild Games Southeast Asia (YGGSEA), a decentralized autonomous organization for acquiring and managing NFTs used in the metaverse. Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics. He is an active angel investor in sustainability and entertainment and is a venture partner at Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC). Dan held international leadership roles in the finance and tech industries before embracing gaming. He joined Riot Games in 2013 and first led its international publishing and infrastructure and global expansion teams before heading operations for Riot China after Tencent’s acquisition of the company.

Elston Sam

Co-Founder
Ethlas

Ethlas is the Layer Zero for GameFi, bridging web2 & web3 communities through games. Having spent time in big tech through the likes of AirBnb & Grab, Elston hopes to democratize crypto access.

Prakash Somosundram

Co-Founder, CEO
Enjinstarter

Prakash is a serial Entrepreneur from Singapore who has built and sold companies.

He is currently the CEO and cofounder of Enjinstarter. A launchpad focused on Blockchain Gaming, Entertainment and the Metaverse. They have invested into more than 70 companies and have helped 45 of them to raise capital via their launchpad. They have raised more than USD$ 10.5M since inception in April 2021 including USD$5M from True Global Ventures (TGV) for their Series A.

Prakash is a passionate ecosystem builder who believes in the value of establishing solid relationships in mutually beneficial partnerships.

Stanley Chia De Xian

CEO
Promisphere

Born gamer, grown entrepreneur. Stanley loves bringing ideas to life & connecting people.

• Ex-CEO / founder of F&B platform w >600 merchant partners and ranked #10 on Appstore at its prime

• Serial entrepreneur w experience across sales, marketing, and BD

• Founder / guildmaster of one of the largest guilds in GW2

Alfonso “Cholo” Maputol

CEO
Play it Forward DaO

Cholo is the CEO of Play It Forward (PIF).
Prior to joining PIF, he built a long career in TradFi, most recently leading the DCM business for ANZ Bank in ASEAN and having previously held the same role in Merrill Lynch. Cholo has been an active investor in crypto since 2017 and is a passionate believer in the potential of Web3 and Play-to-Earn.

Johnny McWhorter

Co-Founder, CEO
Morfyus League

Johnny McWhorter is the co-founder and CEO of Morfyus League. Johnny is a crypto enthusiast and corporate veteran in sales, consultancy and finance with a strong track record of supporting scaling operations for technology businesses.

Morfyus League was established in mid 2021 as a metaverse gaming guild and is developing a global Web3 platform to onboard the next million gamers and connect them with the top Web3 and Metaverse companies.

Prior to establishing Morfyus League, Johnny was the Head of Risk APAC for foodpanda (Delivery Hero Group) supporting fintech, payments, and core delivery. Johnny has been an investor in crypto currency for over 7 years and an active member in the Gamefi and NFT community.

Myrtle Anne Ramos

Founder, CEO
PlaceWar & Block Tides

Myrtle Anne Ramos is the founder of the Award-Winning Blockchain, Crypto, Defi, NFT, IoT, AI, and Metaverse PR Firm Block Tides. A scholar graduate of Draper University for Blockchain & Entrepreneurship powered by Tezos. She is currently an advisor for many Blockchain and Tech companies, and now leading as the Co-Founder of a gamified and open Internet culture metaverse.

Sarah Qian

Research Lead
Impossible

Sarah is the research lead at impossible finance.
She started her career in tradtional finance as a FX trader, with later experiences in fintech firms and eventually falls into the defi rabbithole and now fully devoted into helping Web3 projects to grow.