Meet AV’s Fall Blockchain Fund Advisors
Meet some of the seasoned blockchain experts advising our team
Our venture advisors serve as an important resource for our Blockchain Fund. We appointed industry experts from our personal networks to help review and score investment opportunities and provide overall guidance and counsel to our investing team. See below to learn about some of the advisors helping us build diversified portfolios of disruptive blockchain innovations.
Jeanne Beliveau-DunnVenture Advisor, Fall Blockchain Fund
Jeanne currently sits on 3 public infrastructure company boards: Xylem (NYSE:XYL), Edison International (NYSE:EIX) and Columbus McKinnon (Nasdaq: CMCO), as well as several private company boards. Prior to this, she had a long career with Cisco and led strategy, planning, GTM and P&L operations (COO and Chief of strategy role) of Cisco's highly profitable and largest services and software portfolio. She was also the founder of IoT Talent Consortium and has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business. Jeanne has extensive knowledge around IoT, networking, AI and automation. We are fortunate to have Jeanne participating in our investor committee meetings around AI/IoT infrastructure services such as Helium Network.
Spencer FoustVenture Advisor, Fall Blockchain Fund
Spencer Foust is a Partner at Sozo Ventures where he invests in leading global technology companies. Sozo Ventures focuses on helping companies with global ambitions launch and fuel their Asia and Japan growth operations. Since 2016, Sozo has invested over $250M in and helped the international expansion efforts of companies such as Twitter, Palantir, Project44, Square, Coinbase, Chainalysis, MongoDB, Flexport, Zoom, Servicemax, Applied Intuition, Attentive, Clear Co, Cohesity, Harmonic AI and others. Spencer previously worked with Apple on global iPhone Operations as a Program Manager, and worked on the B61 Nuclear Weapon program at Sandia National Labs as a Systems Engineer. He was one of the youngest in the history of the lab to receive a Top Secret ‘Q’ Security Clearance at 20 years old, and was awarded the NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence. Spencer is also on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2021. We are fortunate to have Spencer participating in our investor committee meetings around web3 deals with global potential such as Helium Network and Napster.
Rudy KochVenture Advisor, Fall Blockchain Fund
Rudy Koch is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of traditional mass market game development experience on some of the most prolific franchises in the industry: Club Penguin, Call of Duty, Skylanders, World of Warcraft. Rudy co-founded Mythical Games in 2018 to bring blockchain and NFTs to mass market games with the belief that true ownership of digital assets, verifiable scarcity, and integrated secondary markets would be the future of games. We are fortunate to have Rudy participating in our investor committee meetings around metaverse and web3 gaming deals such as Stadium Live.
Rumi MoralesVenture Advisor, Fall Blockchain Fund
Rumi is head of venture and growth investing for Digital Currency Group, the parent organization of global digital asset prime broker Genesis, digital currency asset manager Grayscale Investments, financial media firm Coindesk, cryptocurrency platform Luno and trading platform TradeBlock. She is also a partner and board member of Outlier Ventures, a leading accelerator for the Open Metaverse & Web 3. Most recently, Rumi was executive director of CME Ventures, a CME Group subsidiary that makes strategic investments in early stage technologies that may impact the financial market space. We are fortunate to have Rumi participating in our investor committee meetings around web3 innovations such as Helium Network.
Oke OkaroVenture Advisor, Fall Blockchain Fund
Oke Okaro is a technology executive and pioneering innovator in the media and mobile technology industry. He was SVP in Disney running business operations, disney media & entertainment distribution. Prior to Disney, Oke was VP of Digital Experience at Verizon. He founded ESPN Mobile in 2004 and ESPN Interactive TV in 2005. In 2010, he started the mobile business at Bloomberg L.P. In 2015, he founded Burner, a wellness technology platform. Oke is also an investor in our fall vintage blockchain fund. We are fortunate to have Oke participating in our investor committee meetings around metaverse, NFT and web3 media deals such as Stadium Live and Napster.
David TseVenture Advisor, Fall Blockchain Fund
David is a Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Prof Tse was elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2018. He was the recipient of the IEEE Claude E. Shannon Award in 2017 and the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal in 2019. Previously, he received a NSF CAREER award in 1998, the Erlang Prize from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society in 2000 and a Gilbreth Lectureship from the National Academy of Engineering in 2012. He received multiple best paper awards, and was also the inventor of the proportional-fair scheduling algorithm, used in all modern-day cellular systems, serving 3 billion subscribers around the world. His research interests are in information theory, blockchains, and machine learning. He is also a co-founder of Babylon network, a fall vintage blockchain fund co-investment with IDG capital and Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer, founding partner of Accel). We are fortunate to have David participating in our investor committee meetings around deep technical web3 infrastructure deals such as Subspace Network.