Blockchain Advisory Board
Lou Kerner is a Partner at Flight VC where he manages The Israel Founders Syndicate, which invests in tech companies founded by Israelis. Since 2013, Lou has been a Crypto enthusiast, investor, public speaker and thought leader. Lou is ranked among the 5 most influential Crypto bloggers on Medium, and regularly holds conference calls with crypto industry innovators attended by hundreds of crypto enthusiasts and investors from around the world.
Prior to Flight VC, Lou was the Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund (SIF), which invested in shares of rapidly growing tech companies. Prior to SIF, Lou was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010. Before angel investing, Lou ran two digital companies, including Bolt (the largest social network before MySpace), and .tv, which commercialized the top level domain (.tv) licensed from the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. .tv was acquired by Verisign. Prior to .tv, Lou had a distinguished career as an equity analyst following media and tech companies for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mike Jones joined SNAP as a formal advisor in 2017. He is an internet executive, investor and strategic advisor and CEO of Science, Inc. He is Los Angeles’s most active angel investor with more than $2.5B in exits. His exits in 2016 alone included Science portfolio companies HelloSociety (acquired by New York Times), FameBit (acquired by Google) and Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever). He is also a long-time entrepreneur. He started his first company in college, and he was previously the CEO of Userplane (acquired by AOL), Tsavo (acquired by Cybermedia), PBJ (acquired by JB), MySpace (acquired by Specific Media), Myspace Japan (acquired by Softbank), and FIM (acquired by Rubicon Project).
Science Inc. is the disruptive media, marketing and brand building company that creates, invests, acquires and scales successful digital businesses. The company has co-founded and invested in more than 70 companies, including Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, HelloSociety, FameBit, Earny, Pray and Mammoth.Science Inc. recently launched its newest incubator, Science Blockchain, which is currently undergoing an initial coin offering. The incubator has partnered with other leading blockchain companies including BLOCKv, Civic and TaaS and recently announced blockchain reputation network SpringRole, its first portfolio company. Learn more at science-inc.com and science.tokenhub.com.
Lon Wong is the founder of ProximaX.io, a Next Generation Blockchain Initiative and former president, now advisor, of the NEM.io Foundation, Ltd., a global open-source blockchain technology project. A serial technology entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Dragonfly Fintech Pte. Ltd., Lon has more than 30 years building startups and businesses from engineering consultancy to software applications and ISPs. Lon invented a patent-pending fintech business method used for payment, clearing, settlement, and mobile payments with blockchain technology. At NEM, he is a core strategist and has been instrumental in its use case design for the financial industry.
Lon graduated with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Sheri Kaiserman is an accomplished finance professional with over 25 years of equity sales and leadership experience. She is a founder and Principal Advisor at Maco.la, a dynamic new blockchain venture capital, advisory and talent resource firm. Maco.la utilizes its team’s extensive experience and global network to invest capital and resources into innovative enterprises seeking to provide solutions that enable the broader adoption of blockchain technology into the global economy. Kaiserman previously served as the Head of the Equities Division at Wedbush Securities, which she built and ran for 16 years. Under her leadership, Wedbush published the first Wall Street research report on the topic of bitcoin and blockchain in 2013, and was one of the first financial services firms to start investing in the sector.
Prior to joining Wedbush, Kaiserman spent 10 years at Oppenheimer as an Institutional Equity Research Salesperson. She was awarded the “Achievement in Innovation Award” from Markets Media’s Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance in November 2016, the “Excellence in Leadership” award from Trader Magazine in 2012, was a top 10 finalist “Executive of the Year” nominee at the 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal sponsored event, “Women Making a Difference,” and has been a guest on several shows, including CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. In addition to influencing and spearheading cutting edge initiatives in the financial sector, Kaiserman has been and remains an active leader within her community, having served on the boards of schools and at startup healthcare company, 4C Health Solutions. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton.