About Barbara Bickham

Founder and CTO

Award winning CTO and VC helps entrepreneurs and investors understand emerging technology.

My accomplishments include:

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    Work History

    Has 35+ years experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship

    Spent 10+ years in the Venture Capital and Private Equity

    Ran an Angel Investing Group in Los Angeles with 450 Angel Investors

    Raised Millions of Dollars as a CEO and CTO

    Worked the last 5+ years as a CTO Architecting and Designing Blockchain, AI and other Emerging Tech products

    Created a Virtual Accelerator teaching the 8 week Due Diligence and Sustainability Intensive

    Mentor Companies Globally

    Board of CryptoKidsCamp

    Advisory Board of the MIND Institute, Project New Dawn and Freeman Capital

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    Awards, Titles & Designations

    Best Emerging Tech Fund & Accelerator 2020 & Finance Innovation Award in Equal Opportunity Private Equity 2020, Acquisition International

    Best Qualified Opportunity Fund Managers 2019, Investment Fund Awards, Wealth and Finance International

    The 10 Most Influential Women Leaders 2019

    Women in IT, Female CTO of the Year 2019, Nominee

    Heart Centered Tech Award, 2019

    Gartner Cool Vendor Award, REST API 2014

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    Founding & Speaking

    Founded TechGenii, Inc., a digital strategy company; Wilderforex.com, a Forex Software company

    Been written up in Forbes Magazine

    Spoke at the Inaugural Congressional Black Blockchain Briefing - October 2019 on Blockchain Funding Gaps

    Spoken in 5 countries on Blockchain Funding Trends

    Spoken Virtually on Decentralized Finance, Blockchain Funding, Blockchain 101, Global Funding Trends, Remote Work

    Global Pitch Judge Evaluating Companies Investor Presentation

    Spoke at Pasadena Angels and Women's Venture Summit on Emerging Tech Investing

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    Education

    VC University Fall 2019 Certificate

    Venture Deals Spring 2019 Statement of Achievement

    University of Chicago, New Entrepreneurs Program

    MS Computer Science from West Coast University

    BA Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley

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    Fun Facts

    Worked at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

    One of 8 women in the Los Angeles CTO Forum

    Write a blog called Unbound, Life Decentralized a curated newsletter discussing Emerging Tech Trends and Space

    Raised Million of Dollars using the Due Diligence Intensive

    Remote working since 1993

    Took an acting class to become comfortable with being on camera and speaking in front of people

    Learning Korean and Russian so I can better understand my global partners

    Minimalist Traveller, can pack for 1 week with 1 backpack and 1 purse

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Han Ko

Strategic Global Advisor

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    Work History

    President & CEO, USAKO Group has 3 decades of experience in international investment in technology and business scale-up.

    Based on his engineering background, Han has successfully launched and operated multiple ventures. His in-depth expertise includes (a) startup accelerator and scale-up for tech industry and (b) real estate development, financing, TDD and TIF for commercial real estate.

    He also has played various leadership and advisory roles in multiple for-profit organizations over the decades, serving as an investor/board member/advisor/mentor for multiple startups and mid-size companies in U.S. and Asia.

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    Boards, Speaking & Awards

    He engaged numerous speaking and lecture engagements at venues such as Cambridge Innovation Center, universities and economic development centers. 

    In addition, he has been serving on multiple boards of non-profits, including AACC Chamber of Commerce, the official Presidential Advisory Council member of S. Korea (NUAC), FIRST Robotics and International RoboCup Federation.

    His media feature includes Year 2020 Top 100 People in Finance by the magazine for his achievement.

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