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ART+TECH UNRAVELED

Israel Museum Council of the Bay Area Salon Series

The Art+Tech Unraveled series is a collaboration with Israel Museum international supporters. 

Art Gallery

Blockchain, NFTs, and the future of art.

OCTOBER 28, 2021 - 1PM PST - 4PM EST

A stimulating discussion about art, innovation, and the technologies that could facilitate it. The conversation will include an overview of the basics of art and Blockchain. Panelists will discuss the significance of a token and the many ways it could be applied to support the art world, museums, artists and collectors alike. We'll hear how Blockchain could potentially revolutionize the world of art and learn the significance of 'smart contracts.

  • ANNE BRACEGIRDLE

  • ELLIOT SAFRA

  • MORGAN BELLER

  • MODERATING – DAVID HORNIK

Watch the event video recording here 

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David Hornik

David is a founding partner at Lobby Capital. For the last 25 years he has worked closely with technology entrepreneurs to help them build transformative businesses. Prior to founding Lobby Capital, David was a partner at August Capital for 20 years. David invests in a broad range of software companies, including enterprise application, infrastructure, and SaaS businesses (e.g, Splunk, Fastly, GitLab), financial technology companies (e.g., Bill.com, WePay, PayNearMe), and consumer services (e.g., Evite, Ebates, TopHatter).

David has an eclectic educational background. He received an BA from Stanford in Computer Music, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford Business School and Harvard Law School, and serves as a VC Partner at the Harvard Business School.

David started the first venture capital blog, VentureBlog, and the first venture capital podcast, VentureCast, and is the host of LobbyTV. He has served as the Tech Curator for the TED Conference in Vancouver and was the co-creator and host of TEDxStanford. David has received Deloitte’s Venture Capitalist of the Year award and has been honored by Forbes Magazine as a member of its Midas List of top Venture Capitalists.

David lives in Palo Alto with his wife Pamela, their four children, and their puppy Teddy. David serves on the board of GLAAD, a leading LGBTQ rights organization, and is a member of the board of the Stanford Alumni Association.

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Morgan Beller

Morgan is a General Partner at NFX, a seed-stage venture capital fund. 

 

Most recently, Morgan was at Facebook where she originally joined as part of the Corporate Development team in May 2017. Her main project was trying to answer the question "how should Facebook be thinking about blockchain?" This evolved into the creation of the dedicated blockchain team which later became Diem and Novi. Morgan was Head of Strategy for Facebook's Novi. 

 

Prior to Facebook, Morgan ran Corporate Development at Medium where she led the Embedly acquisition and helped develop the subscription strategy. Before that, Morgan was on the Deal Team at Andreessen Horowitz. For the latter half of her time there, she was solely focused on the early stage ecosystem. 

 

Morgan graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's in Statistics and Information Science. 

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Anne Bracegirdle

Anne Bracegirdle is currently VP of Business Development at Metaversal, an NFT venture studio, and Co-Founder of the Art & Antiquities Blockchain Consortium 501(c)(3). Recently held positions include Head of Sales at Convelio and Senior Director of Special Projects at Superblue, where she led digital strategy. Prior to Superblue, Anne was an AVP and Specialist at Christie’s New York. There, she co-spearheaded Christie’s Art + Tech initiative which culminated in two Art + Tech Summits, Exploring Blockchain (2018) and The A.I. Revolution (2019), in collaboration with Hyundai’s Art Lab. During her ten years at Christie’s she was a specialist of Russian Art, 19th Century European Art, and Photographs. Anne speaks widely on the topic of art and blockchain and has been cited in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Art Newspaper, among others.

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Elliot Safra

Elliot is a partner at AndArt Agency, a creative agency focused on unleashing synergies between global brands and the art world. He has been involved in the crypto art world since 2018 when he created the Art+Tech Summit at Christie's. Since then he has advised numerous auction houses, galleries, art fairs and artists about their potential NFT strategies. Safra is also Vice Chair of the International Council

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