Shawn Cheng (ConsenSys)

Verizon 5G Labs - 119 W 24th St, Fl 2 New York, 10011 New York City
Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Shawn Cheng is currently a Partner at ConsenSys Labs, and co-leads the company’s tiered venturing strategy which includes the incubator, accelerator and ventures teams. The Labs team manages all founder relationships and actively leads companies successful outcomes. 

Prior to ConsenSys, Shawn started a $25M Seed fund with Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephen Ross called Vayner/RSE. As a Principal, his focus was on frontier technologies like blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, voice, esports, AI and consumer technologies for three years. He initially joined VaynerMedia as a VP to help scale the social media agency from 200 to 1,000 employees.  

Shawn spent the first decade of his career building fortune 500 global brands like GE, Foot Locker, Lowe’s, HBO, and Red Cross through performance marketing, digital strategy and social media. At BBDO Worldwide, he helped to establish their first Digital Strategy department while running their innovation hub: The Digital Lab, pairing startups with big brands. At Razorfish, he drove Search, Paid Media and Emerging Tech initiatives for Victoria’s Secret ecommerce, Starwood Hotels and Charity: Water.  

Originally from Los Gatos, California, he now lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about seeing technology used to create a society that is more sustainable, equitable, and just. In his free time, he invests through his angel syndicate TOG Angels and is looking to reach 15,000 check-ins exploring new cities on Swarm. 



Thursday, Apr 25
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Verizon 5G Labs
119 W 24th St, Fl 2 New York10011

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