Linqto is announcing its quarterly Global Investor Conference. The virtual, free event will take place on Tuesday, March 9th starting at 10:30AM Eastern. The conference boasts an impressive list of panelists from the clean tech, digital assets, global development, gaming, finance and venture capital industries. The theme, “Acorns to Unicorns,” is about the processes and different phases a company would go through to get from the acorn stage to the unicorn stage. Linqto is a tech-enabled mobile platform that allows access to accredited investors to invest in pre-IPO companies. The company also helps investors get accredited at no cost.
Grit Daily caught up with Ivon Rodriguez, Chief Marketing Officer at Linqto, to discuss the aims of the conference. She says the Global Investor Conference is great for people trying to diversify their investments, and that it offers excellent networking opportunities with people outside of one’s industry.
The event has a heavy blockchain presence, with panels on “crypto bulls,” the difference between traditional VC investing versus crypto VC investing, as well as an expert session on “investment in the blockchain environment,” led by the CoFounder of Fifth Era and the CEO of Linqto.
Notable speakers include Richard Lackey, Chairman of the World Food Bank, who will be part of the “Unicorn Investing for Impact” panel; and Jill Carlson, Councilmember of the World Economic Forum, who will serve as a panelist on the crypto vs. traditional VC investment comparison panel. Greg Kidd and Tim Draper will be speaking at this GIC.
There is also a focus on gaming because of how significantly the online gaming industry has grown during the pandemic. Kevin Chou, founder of Rally, and Arnold Hur, Chief Operating Officer at Gen.G esports, will moderate the panel, “Gaming Unicorns of the Future.” There will also be a fireside chat on the economics of gaming led by blockchain and gaming experts.
Rodriguez says of the Global Investor Conference, “People feel connected in a way that I haven’t seen before with virtual conferences. It tends to be a community of folks who are keen on collaboration.” The event aims to demystify the space of fintech investment and to create an environment that allows people from across various industries to interact comfortably.
On the conference’s value to investors, Rodriguez says, “We’re doing it for future generations of professionals.” The fireside chats and panels are set up in a way that is meant to make the tech space accessible to all manner of investors. The formerly annual conference will now take place once per quarter and Linqto hopes to grow the event’s scope to include an even wider range of fintech industry experts, investors and innovators.
The Global Investor Conference will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, March 9th at 10:30 EST. It is free of charge, and the hashtags being used on social media are: #GIC2021 #globalinvestorconference #Linqto.