Linqto is set to host its quarterly Global Investor Conference on June 22nd. The 10-hour event is free of charge and offers panel discussions from top-level venture capitalists, CEOs, attorneys and experts from a variety of fields. The virtual gathering aims to allow investors to network and discuss future tech investments and market trajectories. Topics covered will include digital assets, gaming, space tech, artificial intelligence (AI) and NFTs — all very relevant in the current economic landscape, where earlier this year an NFT sold for $69M, and more recently Jeff Bezos announced his plan to rendezvous in space.
Speakers for this quarter’s GIC include J.P. Theiriot, CEO of Uphold, a company offering ‘anything to anything’ conversions, including heavy metals, crypto and international currencies. Uphold recently joined Linqto’s investment platform, which allows accredited investors to buy stock in private unicorn companies. The CEO and founder of Global ID, Greg Kidd is also set to speak. Global ID offers identity verification using third party providers without requiring users to share private information. Privacy concerns are front and center after recent cyber attacks targeting infrastructure and Congressional hearings over social media’s use of users’ private data.
The conference will host 15 panels via Zoom, so participants can stream the conference live from anywhere in the world. There will be robotics experts like Jason Walker, CEO and co-founder of Waypoint Robotics and Fady Saad, co-founder of MassRobotics, as well as blockchain and cryptocurrency experts Jakub Zakrzewski, Managing Director at Kraken, and Kinjal Shah, Senior Associate at Blockchain Capital, LLC. Other panelists come from companies focused on digital asset trading, World Bank investments and electric vehicles. In all, the GIC will have 30 speakers from all around the globe.
Linqto hosts the conference to bring together investors from bourgeoning sectors to allow for collaboration and a better understanding of market trends. The platform is committed to democratizing the investment space, a hot topic in recent months as small time investors have experienced high profile barriers to entry that have piqued government regulators’ interests.
This quarter’s GIC may also address post-covid market trends. While inflation has many investors worried, vaccination rates have allowed the American economy to open up more now than at any time during the past year, meaning there could be more to gain but also more to lose. 2020 saw double the IPOs of 2019, and investors understand that timing is everything. The Global Investor Conference aims to shine a light on the value of democratized investment, and to bring unique perspectives to both longtime and novice investors alike. The GIC is free of charge and will take place between 8AM-6PM Pacific Standard Time via Zoom.