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Henry H. Wong has been a prolific and successful entrepreneur, executive mentor and venture investor in Silicon Valley for dozen of years. Henry applies his operational experience, investment talent, and his international expertise to advise, invest in, and build high technology companies with a global vision. To cope with the fast growing high tech industry, Henry mentors companies and executives to be prepared and plan ahead to deal with the ever-changing dynamic future. Currently he is the Managing Director in Garage Capital Fund #3, and also the founder of Diamond TechVentures (a family office). Prior to that, Henry was a venture partner at Crystal Ventures where he was actively in

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Sebastian Thrun is a scientist, educator, inventor, and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman, and president of Udacity, whose mission is to democratize education. Udacity focuses on affordable, lifelong learning to give people the needed skills to get a new job or advance their career. Today, the company has over 4 million students worldwide and more than 11,000 enrolled in its Nanodegree program, which is built with companies like Google, Facebook, AT&T and GitHub, and whose graduates land jobs at world-leading employers. Thrun is also the founder of X (previously Google X), where he led the development of the self-driving car, Google Glass, and other projects. Thrun spent several year

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Miko Matsumura is a founder of crypto exchange Evercoin, is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptosand a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds. He is also an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital. He is a token holder in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy, Polymath and an investor in Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in venture capital for Open Source startups and over $250M in ICO capital. He currently advises cryptocurrency startups like Naga Group ($50M ICO Stock Trading),

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Mark Stidham is the CEO of LuLaRoe, a direct to consumer clothing company that he and his wife DeAnne started in 2013. Since it’s inception it has been transforming the fashion. I grew up with my Dad being a contractor. So I knew that that was what I wanted to do. I enjoyed construction I enjoyed building things. I enjoyed the reality of seeing fast results, the physicality of the work and being outdoors. So I thoroughly enjoyed it and so I was a contractor for most of my adult life Alan: So when you started out in the cement industry, whatever caused you to switch over and become the CEO of this new company? Mark: It started with my wife and she had been doing in home parties with little gi

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