Dear Kambria Community, can you believe that 2018 is almost over? As we approach the end of the year, we have so much to be grateful for! We had an incredible couple of weeks executing our private pre-sale that closed on Wednesday, December 5th. Our goal for the pre-sale was to further build a strong backer community and we believe we achieved that! We received a lot of support from our target countries despite a depressing market. Thank you to everyone who contributed; we look forward to a strong collaboration with you.
In addition to our pre-sale, this past month we recruited two new advisors, signed on new strategic backers and partners, and continued to host community-bridging events all over the world. Click here to see our gorgeous graphic with highlights and keep reading for more details!
NEW ADVISOR: Kenzi Wang
Kambria is pleased to welcome Kenzi Wang to the Kambria Advisory Board as the Co-founder of AU21, a venture capital firm focused specifically on the blockchain ecosystem. Before starting AU21, Kenzi was CEO and Co-founder of Traction Labs. In addition, he founded Fantoon Growth Labs and Growthathon. Kenzi has deep knowledge of exchanges and the crypto markets. Kenzi studied Mathematics at Columbia University and graduated with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
NEW ADVISOR: Ro Charlz
We are also thrilled to have Ro Charlz onboard. Ro is a technology evangelist and serves as an investment professional with Vickers Venture Partners, one of the world’s leading tech-focused venture capital firms whose team has been involved with several prominent unicorn start-ups. Ro covers a wide-span of sectors including blockchain, robotics, AI, IoT, mobility, automotive tech, automation, cybersecurity, e-commerce, and general consumer tech. Ro has previous experience in the energy sector and serves as an active angel investor and advisor to several start-ups.
New Strategic Backer: DF Capital
We are excited to count DF Capital as a new strategic backer. DF Capital is managed by Jun Hasegawa, Founder and CEO at OmiseGO, a multinational payments company currently present in Thailand (HQ), Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia. Read more about Jun and how DF Capital will support Kambria in our announcement.
New Strategic Backer: Amplifi Capital
Amplifi Capital is a venture capital firm that makes strategic investments in blockchain companies. Led by a group of early crypto adopters that became private investors, Amplifi has invested in over 35 sector-specific companies. Learn more about why we’re excited to partner with Amplifi.
New Strategic Backer and Partner: ISOKEN
Kambria is pleased to announce that ISOKEN has signed on as a strategic backer and partner of Kambria. Together Kambria and ISOKEN will promote the development of frontier technology in Japan and beyond. Learn more about ISOKEN in our announcement.
New Partners: Qrypto Queens and Women Investing in Women Digital
With a predominantly female leadership team, Kambria is committed to supporting women in blockchain. Partnering with Qrypto Queens and WIIW enables Kambria to further our initiative to empower women everywhere. Read more about our collaboration here.
November 10th and 11th — Global Blockchain & Data Analytics Hackathon at Fordham University
In partnership with IDEAS — Int’l Data Engineering and Science Association — Kambria organized a hackathon at Fordham University in New York to support the developer community. This year we have hosted events at UC Berkeley, George Brown College in Toronto, Canada, and Stanford University. Details about our next hackathon are coming soon!
November 14th — Innovation, Community, Impact: Protocol for the Future
Our Innovation, Community, Impact event held in partnership with Lixibox was definitely one of the best parts of the year! Kambria brought together prominent CEOs, successful investors, and other technology advocates to discuss entrepreneurship and how best to create an impact.
There were so many great insights shared by our esteemed guests who included Joe Lonsdale (8VC), Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss (Gemini Capital), Jack Abraham (Atomic), Jeff Lonsdale (Founders Fund), H.E. Chu Ngọc Anh, Vietnam’s Minister of Science and Technology, Sonny Vu, Minh Le, Sao Lonsdale (CEO of Lixibox) and our very own Thuc Vu, CEO and Co-founder of Kambria.
Check out the awesome sizzle reel by MoonRadius below, the event livestream (the conversation starts around 30:00), and our three-part recap we created to highlight key takeaways from our discussions:
November 15th — “Fueling the Innovation Economy: Startup Pitch and Blockchain Networking Event
Kambria and TomoChain hosted a startup pitch competition on November 15th in Ho Chi Minh City. We were overwhelmed by the number of applications and chose eight teams to present their businesses to our panel of judges and receive valuable feedback. Meet the winners and watch a livestream of the event here.
November 25th — Kambria Vietnam Meetup: Blockchain Investment & Real World Applications Landscape
This was another fantastic event for Kambria! Dr. Thuc Vu introduced our project to everyone and provided an update on the latest market news. We also hosted two panel discussions: Current Cryptocurrency Investment Trends and Practical Blockchain Projects. You can watch a replay of the livestream by clicking here.
December 2nd — Big Win for Kambria Team Members at State of Chain Hackathon
On December 2nd, members of Kambria’s development and marketing team participated in the State of Chain hackathon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Twenty-six teams from all over the world competed during the 40-hour event to develop solutions utilizing blockchain technology across five subjects. We are proud to announce that members of our team — organized under the name Nairbmak (Kambrian backward) — won the top prize in the Healthcare division! This division was the most popular among all of the teams so the competition was especially stiff. Read all about the prizes the team earned here. We are so proud of them!
Soon we will announce the opening of the Kambria Open Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley. We’re also planning a Developer Meetup in the US and an AI Summit in Vietnam. Members of our Telegram channels are always the first to be invited. So join us!
Telegram in English: https://t.me/kambriaofficial
Telegram in Vietnamese: https://t.me/KambriaVietnam
Telegram in Korean: https://t.me/KambriaKorea
Telegram in Chinese: https://t.me/KambriaChina
Telegram in Russian: https://t.me/KambriaRussian
The Kambria Team
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