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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sex, Drugs and Bitcoin: Vice vs Virtue Investing

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Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. And Bitcoin. The sin funds of old are being reimagined for the digital age.
Does Redtube on your smartphone make you a better lover? Is Bitcoin a libertarian utopia or salvation for the world’s poor? Is Spotify disrupting music’s old guard or killing creativity? Investors vote with dollars, and their answers to these questions shape our reality.
Hear from two of technology’s best along with provocateur Cindy Gallop as they open up about the bare-knuckle, backroom dealings of the venture capital world and whether one can attain virtue on a path littered with vice. Their frank discussions on crazy startup pitches, deals gone sideways, plus one-upmanship with other firms will shed light on the thin line between sin and salvation. Hear how the ruthless pursuit of returns makes it possible to stream free porn while legally toking up on an entirely different kind of Girl Scout Cookies.

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Speakers
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Cindy Gallop

Founder, If We Ran The World
Cindy started up Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year.
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Raj Ganguly

Managing Partner, Velos Partners
Raj Ganguly is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Velos Partners, a consumer growth capital firm with offices in Los Angeles and Singapore. Raj also serves as a Senior Advisor for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV). He is a retail, consumer products... Read More →
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Arjan Schütte

Founder & Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital
Arjan Schütte is the founder and a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a venture capital fund investing in financial technology companies that serve the Emerging Middle Class. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Center for Financial Services Innovation, the nation’s leading... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E 500 E 4th St

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