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TF Podcast

With Jonathan G. Blanco

TF Labs presents the TF Podcast, where host Jonathan G. Blanco invites guest to discuss the latest in technology and finance, often related to bitcoin, crypto, and blockchain.

Featured Guests

Brooke Pollack

Founder & Managing Partner at Hutt Capital

Brooke is an Associate at Greenspring Associates where he is responsible for performing due diligence on fund, direct and secondary investments. Previously, Brooke worked as a Senior Analyst for Hamilton Lane. While at Hamilton Lane, he conducted due diligence on private equity secondaries opportunities across venture capital, growth equity, buyout and energy strategies. Prior to that, Brooke worked at CTC Consulting where he performed due diligence and monitored fund investments across a broad range of private market strategies, including venture capital, growth equity and buyout. Brooke completed his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration and a minor in Music. Brooke is a CFA Charterholder. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

Jim Brisimitzis

Founder & General Partner at 5G Open Innovation Lab

Jim is an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and dedicated executive with 15+ year of progressive experience in designing corporate strategy, developing strategic alliances, and building business partnerships for the fast-paced software industry. He's an intuitive leader with sound business acumen and proven ability to plot business strategies using reciprocal team insights and competitive intelligence.

Marley Gray

Chairman at InterWork Alliance

Marley Gray currently serves as the Principal Architect for the Azure Blockchain Engineering team leading the design and development of Microsoft’s Blockchain Middleware platform code named – “Bletchley”. Prior to this role, he was Director for Business Development and Tech Strategy for the Cloud and Enterprise division at Microsoft where he initiated Microsoft’s Blockchain as a Service project. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s blockchain middleware development platform. Marley is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and currently serves on the board of directors.

Minda Brusse

Co-founder of First Row Partners

Minda is a past Chief of Staff for a blockchain/cryptocurrency startup. She currently advises and consults for early stage startups. Her experience includes co-founding two startups, a dot-com era eProcurement company, management consulting, and non-profit board leadership.

Scott Purcell

Founder and CEO of Prime Trust

Scott Purcell has been in the internet industry since the inception of the browser, founding Epoch Networks in 1994, raising over $60 million in venture capital and building it into the largest privately-held ISP in the country. In 1999 Scott Purcell founded OnAir Networks, raised $40 million in venture capital and quickly positioned it as the leading music distribution service; building the music streaming and downloading services for Sony and Universal Music Group. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Scott Purcell has appeared before Congress on numerous occasions and helped shape early internet policy with the FCC. He has been on the Board of the Commercial Internet eXchange, and was the internet liaison for the Recording Industry Association of America. Scott's current venture is Arctic Island, a crowdfunding platform that connects investors with job creators in need of capital.