Women in Crypto: The Women to Know in Venture Capital

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The Women to Know in Venture Capital

In our May edition of Women in Crypto, Chief of Legal Affairs Amanda Wick will speak with three must-know subject matter experts from the investment world: Sigal Mandelker, General Partner at Ribbit Capital, Lucy Gazmararian, Founder and Managing Partner at Token Bay Capital, and Alana Palmedo, Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Paradigm.

In this hour-long panel, they will discuss:

  • How they got into the field of venture capital, as well as crypto
  • What venture capitalists actually "do" (you know you've wanted to ask!)
  • Exciting areas in crypto investment and interesting upcoming projects
  • Issues related to women-founded businesses and how crypto is affecting women around the world
  • And more!

We’ll leave time for audience questions at the end. And join us after in Gathertown for an unforgettable virtual networking experience! You won’t want to miss it.

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Learn from the Experts

  • Amanda Wick

    Chief of Legal Affairs,
    Chainalysis

  • Sigal Mandelker

    General Partner,
    Ribbit Capital

  • Lucy Gazmararian

    Founder and Managing Partner,
    Token Bay Capital

  • Alana Palmedo

    Partner and COO,
    Paradigm

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About the Speakers

Amanda Wick

Amanda Wick is the Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis, Inc. Previously, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) where she specialized in policy related to fintech, cryptocurrency, and human trafficking. Prior to that, she served as a federal prosecutor for nearly ten years at the Department of Justice where her practice focused on prosecuting money laundering (including cryptocurrency launderers), asset recovery, and BSA/AML issues.

 

Sigal Mandelker

Sigal Mandelker joined Ribbit Capital as a General Partner in April 2020. Ribbit is an investment firm focused on financial services and technology. Prior to Ribbit, she served as Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. As Under Secretary, Sigal supervised four main components of Treasury (OFAC, FinCEN, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes). Before serving as Under Secretary of Treasury, Sigal was a partner at Proskauer in New York. Sigal also previously served in a number of senior positions in the U.S. government, including as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, an AUSA in the the Southern District of New York, Counselor to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, and as a law clerk to both US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Edith Jones of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Sigal is also an Advisor to Chainalysis, serves on the advisory group to the Digital Dollar Project, and is Member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council.

 

Lucy Gazmararian

Lucy is the founder and managing partner of Token Bay Capital, a Hong Kong based early-stage venture fund that invests in digital assets and blockchain companies. She is also the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s Blockchain Committee co-chair and founder of Women in Crypto, Hong Kong. Prior to founding Token Bay Capital, Lucy was a senior leader of PwC’s Global Crypto team where she advised entrepreneurs, start-ups and financial institutions on their crypto and blockchain projects. She also worked with many of the world’s central banks and other regulatory bodies to help formulate their crypto asset policies.

Lucy co-authored PwC reports on Crypto Hedge Funds, Crypto M&A and Fundraising, Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Crypto Exchanges and the Blockchain Economy and was named a Top 10 Rising Women in Crypto in 2020 (FinTech Times and Wirex) and #22 Top 100 Women in FinTech in 2021 (FinTech Magazine).

Prior to working in fintech and crypto, Lucy spent 16 years in banking and asset management with Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Schroders and Kleinwort Benson managing the wealth of institutional and private clients in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

She holds a Type 9 (asset management) license with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and became a Chartered Wealth Manager in the UK in 2015. Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, she graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Modern History.

 

Alana Palmedo

Alana Palmedo is a Partner and COO at Paradigm leading all business functions including operations, finance, legal, business development and investor relations. Alana began her career in asset management in 2008 at Cascade Investment, LLC, the investment office for Bill & Melinda Gates. She later joined the investment team at the Boston University Investment Office. Alana earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and BBA from Pacific Lutheran University

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