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Galaxy and Gradient VCs will judge the TC Sessions: Crypto Pitch-off

One of the most popular activities at a TechCrunch conference is watching top-notch early-stage founders square off in a pitch competition. Seriously, who doesn’t love a pitch-off? And the Crypto Pitch-off is just one more compelling reason to go to TC Sessions: Crypto on November 17 in Miami. Let’s take a look at the judges our intrepid startups will need to impress.

But first (hey, you had to see this coming), if you have not yet done the deed, buy your pass right now. Changes in the crypto world are fast and furious — just ask FTX. Did you know that Binance's CEO, CZ will speak at the event? You do not want to miss that.

Okay, back to the pitch-off. Be in the room when three of the brightest early-stage crypto startups take the stage in front of a live audience — for glory, media and investor interest and — drumroll please — an automatic spot in the Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt 2023. TechCrunch handpicks a cohort of 200 early-stage startups to receive a VIP experience that includes, for starters, exhibiting all three days of the show — for free.

The contenders pitch their tech to these expert VCs: Wen-Wen Lam, partner, Gradient Ventures and Will Nuelle, general partner, Galaxy Ventures — check out their bonafides below.

Before joining Gradient Ventures, Wen-Wen Lam was the CEO and co-founder of NexTravel (YCW15), a leading corporate travel solution that serviced thousands of customers like Lyft, Twilio and Stripe. She grew the business to over $100M in annual sales before exiting to Travelperk in 2020.

Prior to founding NexTravel, Lam worked with startups in leadership roles. She began her career in tech at LinkedIn, received a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and her MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Will Nuelle focuses on early-stage investments in protocol layer infrastructure, DeFi applications and software products. Nuelle started at Galaxy Ventures in research, where he developed quantitative risk software for trading.

Prior to joining Galaxy, he built incentive simulations for Ethereum protocol FOAM as an intern. He holds B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Architecture from Stanford University. He is a board member for Skolem Technologies and has led more than 13 investments for Galaxy.

TC Sessions: Crypto takes place on November 17 in Miami. Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with our partners and to tap into the tech, trends and controversy spanning the blockchain, cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFT and web3 cryptoverse. Buy your ticket today!

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