Strategic, value-add investors

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About

 
 

RocketFuel consists of top minds from cutting-edge companies such as Snapchat, Salesforce, Uber, Airbnb, Accenture, McKinsey and more. Our talent, graduates from MIT, Columbia, and UC Berkeley, have years of industry leadership in their respective fields. In a landscape where people throw money at problems, we like to provide strategic, value-add opportunities in business strategy, product, marketing, blockchain implementation, recruiting, and more in order to help our investments succeed. Our value to the cryptocurrency space is extensive and we can help your brand with more than just capital. Take a look at possible collaboration opportunities below.

 
 
 

Our Investments

 
 
 
 
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Collaboration Opportunities

 
 
 

In addition to investing, RocketFuel provides unrivaled value-add opportunities to the cryptocurrency and cryptoasset companies with whom we invest. Collaboration opportunities include:

  • Business development and partnerships

  • Enterprise relationships and strategy

  • Developer community building

  • Marketing

  • Engineering

  • Token use case and sale structuring

  • Fundraising

  • Recruiting

 

The team

 
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MICHAEL SONG

Michael is a full time cryptocurrency investor focused on investing in cutting edge blockchain technologies with real world applications. He has invested in companies such as Wanchain, Icon, LoomX, Bread, And Bluzelle. Before entering this space, Michael was a Poker Specialist playing the highest stakes for the last ten years online--an arena that requires the strongest technical fundamentals. He has coached and trained players in the past and written many technical notebooks on the latest poker theories and strategies. Well versed in researching, interpreting, analyzing data, and human psychology, Michael has a strong understanding of what blockchain companies and investors value in the ever changing market.

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STEPHEN STEGER

Stephen is an award winning Product Designer with 9 years of experience taking high-volume, consumer electronics products from design concept through mass-production ramp. He is currently a Product Design lead for Snapchat Spectacles, and his past clients and employers include Ammunition, Beats By Dre, Google, Lyft, Ember Technologies, Incase, Intel, and Polaroid. Stephen has a B.S.E from MIT and currently holds 8 design and utility patents.

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JEFF WANG

Jeff is currently a Program Manager at Salesforce with projects ranging from Infrastructure, Analytics, and Automation. Jeff has previously worked at Cisco and is an avid investor in stocks, options, real estate, and now crypto. He owns and manages multiple properties in the Bay Area. Jeff attended Michigan for Electrical Engineering and is currently attending Haas for an MBA part time. Jeff specializes in blockchain technology and analysis, as well as connecting the right people in the industry.

 
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FRED KIM

Fred is a full time cryptoasset business developer focused on the strategic partnerships. Fred has always been passionate about investing and comes from an entrepreneurial background scaling e-commerce brands in the health and beauty space. Fred attended Binghamton University and graduated with a B.S. in Financial Economics.

 
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JACQUI NASSIMI

Jacqui is a Manager in Ernst & Young's Consulting division and has advised several Fortune 50 companies on strategic initiatives, process and performance improvements, and system implementations. She has extensive experience in machine intelligence, robotics process automation, and business process automation especially within the FinTech and Banking spaces. She has a degree in Business Administration - Information Systems from the University of Washington.

 
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NARA KIM

Nara is a seasoned global leader with more than 10 years of experience across the mobile industry. Nara has extensive experience driving new market entry and strategy growth in international markets with a focus on the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. He currently manages Mobile and Fintech Business Development at Uber. Prior to Uber, Nara held various roles at Brightstar, a SoftBank subsidiary. Nara attended UVA and graduated with a B.A. in Economics

 
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HEESEUNG LEE

Currently an analyst at EnerNOC, an Enel group company, Heeseung has led a number of demand response programs in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan to provide capacity to the grid through emergency load shed and peak shavings. Heeseung manages diverse portfolios consisting of over 800 customers in the manufacturing industy, commercial facilities, government organizations, and educational institutions. Heeseung attended Boston College for Communication and Psychology.

 

 
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YU JIANG THAM

With over 9 years of experience as an engineer in world-class engineering companies such as Snapchat, Apple, and Qualcomm, Yu Jiang brings a breadth of technical knowledge to the table. He currently holds 7 utility patents for cutting-edge technology and continues to innovate daily. On his spare time, Yu Jiang also builds robots and invests in residential and commercial multifamily properties in California, Texas, and Cambodia.

 
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JEFF IGNACIO

Jeff is a technology professional with 14 years of experience in the high technology and software industry. He previously worked at Accenture, Intel, and Google in consulting and finance/operations capacities. Jeff focuses on scaling and growth as Head of Sales Operations at Visier, a Gartner "Cool Vendor" and Magic Quadrant winner in the HR analytics industry. He is founder of Quantalysus.com, a crypto content site focused on unbiased crypto asset adoption, education, and research. He also specializes in building crypto communities on Telegram. Jeff holds a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

 
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JONGHOON KIM

Jonghoonkim is an architect and a developer, specializing in high rise residential buildings and Korean traditional architecture. He worked at Now architecture, the most famous residential architecture company, and has participated in many global projects (Mongolia , China, Chile, Japan) and government residential projects. Recently he designed the residential part of Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City 4-1 project with Hyundai engineering, including 1300 housing cells. Jonghoon is currently the senior manager at Dain Architect, a family run construction company.

 
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SHAWN WOLFE

Shawn is a Senior Manager at Accenture Strategy with 10 years of experience advising numerous global 500 companies, focused in the automotive, retail, and distribution industries. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, and currently lives in New York City. He first entered Crypto in April 2013 when he bought his first bitcoin for $94, and has been interested in blockchain technologies ever since.

 
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LUKE XIE

Luke advises Fortune 10 companies on innovation, growth, and digital, and is a hands-on blockchain investor and advisor. His clients include Walmart, T-Mobile, Ticketmaster, and Madison Square Garden, among others. Luke is an alumnus of MIT and has previously held roles in growth at Airbnb, strategy at McKinsey, as well as revenue and business development roles at multiple startups.

Advisors

 
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DR. RAYMOND CHENG, Ph.D.

Raymond Cheng is a researcher at UC Berkeley, where he currently leads a number of projects in new blockchain technologies. He has published in the areas of distributed systems and security, and currently teaches a cross-disciplinary class on blockchain. Prior to UC Berkeley, Raymond obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and B.S. from MIT.

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TONY SHENG

Tony is the product lead at Decentraland and an active angel investor. He publishes critical thoughts on crypto to his blog tonysheng.com and speaks about non-fungible tokens at industry events. Prior to Decentraland, Tony worked at Google, AltspaceVR (acquired by Microsoft), TownHall (acquired by Roomi), ZEFR, and McKinsey & Company.  He graduated with honors from Amherst college with degrees in Neuroscience and English.

 
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ALEX WICE

Alex is the first developer at Chia Network, a blockchain based on proofs of space and time led by the inventor of BitTorrent. Before working in software for five years, he played poker at the highest stakes online and live in 26 countries. He won the highest national scholarship at the University of Waterloo due to his performances in mathematical olympiads, and twice placed in the top 500 (top ~30 North America) in Google Codejam, an open computing contest.

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BRETT WAIKART

Brett is an investment professional who has spent a decade working in security markets trading commodities, equities, and structured derivatives for some of the world's largest institutional asset managers. Brett currently works at Elemental Excelerator, a late-stage incubator focused on helping companies cross the commercialization gap, and studies how innovative financial tools can help solve some of the world's biggest environmental and social problems. Brett holds a BS from the University of Richmond and attends the Haas School of Business for his MBA. 

ALLIE ZHANG

Allie is a crypto investor, founder, and advisor. Currently a cofounder of Blocktag, she also writes tech-focused project reviews at Blepcoin.com. Previously, she was a devops/software engineer at Whisper and led API at Bottlenose. Allie has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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