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Nebulas Silicon Valley Meetup with 500 Startups

This will be the 1st Nebulas meetup in Silicon Valley in 2018.
Come meet Nebulas founder Hitters Xu and Nebulas advisors Edith Yeung and Chris McCann and get free Nebulas hoodies, stickers and posters!

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have become a technological and monetary revolution. The total cryptocurrency market capitalization exceeds $500B in December 2017 and the market is still in its infancy. We believe cryptocurrencies and organizations built on blockchains are here to stay and will become a common investment asset class and value transfer vehicle.

In this panel discussion, you will learn about:

  • The blockchain ecosystem in Asia & more about the Nebulas project
  • How the China ICO ban (in September) affected the ecosystem
  • The role of ICO’s in blockchain companies and how to structure an ICO correctly
  • The current trends in the blockchain ecosystem today (scaling, privacy, decentralized exchanges, etc)

Panel Speakers:

1. Hitters Xu

Founder & CEO of Nebulas, Founder of AntShares (NEO), a blockchain pioneer in China, the former Director of Ant Financial’s Blockchain Platform (Alibaba’s financial arm) and part of Google’s Search & Anti-Fraud team. Since 2013, Hitters has founded BitsClub(the very first Blockchain/Bitcoin community in China), ICO365 (one of the largest ICO platforms) and FBG Capital (one of the earliest Crypto funds).

2. Edith Yeung

Selected by Inc’s Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley investors you must know, Edith Yeung is a partner at 500 Startups. She has invested in over 40 mobile, VR, AR, AI and machine learning startups including Hooked, DayDayCook, Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, Penrose, Cryworks, SIlk Labs, Piper, Apptopia, Mobile Action, Andy OS, Quickly, Powercore, Pack, Ingrain, Switch, Bento, DayDayCook, Palantir, etc. Advisor to Dolphin Browser (Acquired by CYOU), and founding partner at RightVentures.


Chris McCann

Chris leads the community program at Greylock Partners (investors in Facebook, Airbnb, Dropbox, Linkedin, Coinbase, etc), and was the co-founder of StartupDigest (acquired by TechStars & partnered with the Kauffman Foundation). He was also one of the early mentors & advisors for the Thiel Fellowship, StartX at Stanford University, and helped start the entrepreneurship programs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, Jan. 30th

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
505 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94105 · San Francisco, CA

18:00–18:30 Registration
18:30–19:30 Panel Discussion
19:30–20:00 Q&A

How to sign up

Note: This event is free with drinks, snacks and more importantly you can also get Nebulas hoodies(see the picture below), stickers and posters!


500 Startups is an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator. Some of our companies include Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, Grab, Wildfire (acquired by Google), Makerbot (acquired by Stratasys), Viki (acquired by Rakuten), Simple (acquired by BBVA), Sunrise (acquired by Microsoft), Behance (acquired by Adobe), Ipsy, Udemy, Smule, Styleseat, SendGrid, Angellist and many other great companies.

The NASDAQ Center’s vision is to:

  • Provide support & mentor individual entrepreneurs
  • Develop & foster lasting connections for entrepreneurs
  • Offer high-quality complimentary educational training & events
  • Conduct original research on entrepreneurship

The Lehigh@NasdaqCenter is an academic-in-residence collaboration between Lehigh University and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. It’s mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators by providing opportunities that educate, connect, and inspire students to create impact in the world. Website:

What is The Embassy Event Series?

The Embassy is an invite-only global event series built to educate, inspire, and connect investors around the newest market trends and technologies.


Learn more about Nebulas:

Official website:

Twitter: @nebulasio



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