Shawn Cheng (ConsenSys)

Apr 25, 2019, 10:30 PM – Apr 26, 2019, 1:00 AM

Verizon 5G Labs, 119 W 24th St, Fl 2, New York, 10011

Shawn Cheng is a Partner at ConsenSys Labs, and co-leads the company’s tiered venturing strategy which includes the incubator, accelerator and ventures teams. Prior to ConsenSys, Shawn started a $25M Seed fund with Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephen Ross called Vayner/RSE, with a focus on frontier technologies like blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, voice, esports, AI and consumer technologies.

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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. 

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Shawn Cheng

    ConsenSys Labs

    Partner

When

When

April 25 – 26, 2019
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC

Agenda

10:30 PMCheck-in and grab some food & drink
11:00 PMFireside chat w/ Shawn Cheng
12:00 AMCommunity drinks and networking

Host

  • Peter Crysdale

    Minerva

    SVP, Hard Problems

Organizers

  • Joshua Ness

    IEEE

    Director, Startup Grind NYC

  • Tova Feldheim

    Datum

    Cofounder

  • Adrian Plesca

    GRAI

    CEO

  • Jenny Sumeragi

    CEO & Founder, JS Global Investment

  • Ami Berger

    Startup Grind

    VP of Happy Hours

  • Valencia Tong

    Columbia Venture Community

    Global Board Member and Marketing Lead

  • Alex Koshykov

    BeKey

    Events Team

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