Investing in the Blockchain Revolution – Permian Capital Management – 9.28.18


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With blockchain surfacing as the biggest revolution in digital technology since the internet, advisors are clamoring to find the best way to invest in the emerging asset class. The decline in the price of digital assets during 2018 has scared some off, but savvy investors see what could be the last chance to get in on the ground floor of the next Amazon—before it’s too late.

In this webinar, the minds at Permian Capital Management, a leading digital assets hedge fund, explain how to spot healthy fundamentals and unearth winners in this notoriously murky asset class. To bring these lessons to life, they take a look at one of the more exciting projects in the space: Thor Token, the blockchain-powered platform fixing the Gig Economy. Hear about Thor Token directly from the team behind the company as they discuss in depth what Thor Token does, where it’s headed, and how it managed to be the first blockchain project with a real-world product—Odin—and paying customers that use it. So, join us on September 28 as we detail:

  • Successful digital asset investment strategies
  • A case study of a thriving blockchain project
  • Token economics and the value of the network

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David Chin
CEO and Founder
Thor Token

David Chin is the CEO and co-founder of Thor Token. David has a long history of managing and executing large BizDev platforms with a focus on cutting edge technology. As Head of International Business Development for Dubai Silicon Oasis, he placed over 2000 companies and over $10 billion worth of technology growth in Dubai.

Prior to his work in Dubai, he was the Vice President of Business Development for Novani, LLC and the Director of Business Development for Real Media Group. David resides in San Francisco with his lovely wife. His son runs an on-demand business in San Francisco and his daughter is an artist living in New York City.

Matt Moravec
Chief Technology Officer and Founder
Thor Token

Matt Moravec is CTO and co-founder of Thor Token. A blockchain enthusiast and long-time coder, Matt quit his position as a Solutions Engineer at Optimizely to find an outlet for his passion that bettered people’s lives. After meeting David Chin at a NEO conference and bouncing ideas off of one another, they launched Thor Token, a blockchain-powered mobile platform that brings the benefits of the nine-to-five economy to independent contractors and gig workers.

Shaunak Mali
Co-Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder
Permian Capital Management

From seed funding to IPO, Shaunak has worked among a diverse range of high-growth technology companies during his decade-long tenure in Silicon Valley. Shaunak brings a unique perspective shaped by venture capitalist strategy discussions, involvement in startup successes / failures and an inside view of multi-round venture capital funding. In his most recent Silicon Valley capacity, Shaunak joined Checkr as a solutions engineer. Checkr, founded in 2014 and funded by well-known venture capital firms such as Accel and Institutional Venture Partners, leverages technology to provide the quickest and most convenient background checks in the industry.

Prior to joining Checkr, Shaunak worked at Optimizely as an Enterprise Solutions Architect, where he guided clients through implementation of Optimizely’s industry-leading A/B testing and conversion rate software. Shaunak worked with Optimizely customers such as OpenTable, Jawbone, Ebay & Citrix to integrate Optimizely’s product into varying customer systems.

Before working at Optimizely, Shaunak joined the engineering support team at industry-leading cloud storage company Box. At Box, Shaunak became a critical intermediary between business customers and Box engineers where he communicated technical concepts at various client capacities. Shaunak graduated with an undergraduate computer science degree from University of Pune and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Software Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Josh Kernan
Global Head of Distribution
Permian Capital Management

Josh Kernan is Global Head of Distribution for Permian Capital Management. Permian Capital Management, LLC is a San Francisco-based asset manager that specializes in investing in digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Fusing a deep expertise in digital engineering with decades of experience in finance, Permian focuses on highly liquid digital assets from impact blockchain companies with real deliverables. He joined Permian in 2018.

Prior to Permian Capital Management, Mr. Kernan was a Senior Vice President on the US Investment Solutions team at Partners Group. His responsibilities included fundraising/investor relations and new product development.

Prior to joining Partners Group, Mr. Kernan was a Partner at Simple Alternatives, LLC. At Simple Alternatives Mr. Kernan oversaw all aspects of sales, marketing, education, and client implementation activities.

Prior to joining Simple Alternatives, Mr. Kernan was the Director of Alternative Investments & Managed Accounts at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. At Schwab Mr. Kernan was responsible for helping advisors who custody accounts at Schwab Institutional Services with portfolio allocations using Schwab’s alternative investment and managed account platforms. Mr. Kernan founded Schwab’s alternative investment business in 1996. In addition, Mr. Kernan created Schwab Alternative Investment Source ™ Schwab’s alternative investment platform for SEC 40 Act registered alternative investment funds.

Mr. Kernan is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee and is a Chapter Executive for the CAIA San Francisco Chapter. Mr. Kernan is on the Advisory Board for the Bay Area Financial Education Foundation. Mr. Kernan graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and is registered with the FINRA Series 7, 63 & 66.


Title: Investing in the Blockchain Revolution
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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