GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN CONGRESS, SINGAPORE

Agora is proud to announce the hosting of the second Southeast Asian edition of our Global Blockchain Congress in Singapore.

After the successful launch of the Global Blockchain Congress – Southeast Asian edition in Hanoi, Vietnam, in July 2022, we are now thrilled to expand the franchise to one of the most exciting cities in the Blockchain Space: Singapore.

‍The Global Blockchain Congress is a truly international event with editions taking place in Dubai, Hanoi, London, and now Singapore. The Global Blockchain Congress – Southeast Asia leverages the experience gained through the hosting of 13 editions in Dubai, one in Vietnam, and one in the United Kingdom, to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors.

The previous editions of the Global Blockchain Congress were a tremendous success and we were able to host 1,500+ investors and 350+ blockchain startups and were able to raise millions in funds for our participating projects. This is not a conference nor an exhibition. This is an exclusive, closed-door, congress between investors and hand-picked blockchain projects looking to raise funds. It is the only event of its kind and it will bring together qualified investors (VCs, Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Crypto Funds, and High Networth Individuals) with digital assets startups through a series of pre-scheduled and pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. Startup founders from all over the world need financial advocates on their side. Raising funds and receiving funding is vital to the growth and success of startups. NOW is the right time for international startups to tap into a pool of highly engaged investors who are actively looking to invest in exciting and promising companies.
WHY SHOULD STARTUPS ATTEND?
Raising funds is no easy task. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money to meet with the right investors. The Global Blockchain Congress reduces time and cost for you by connecting you with the right investors at the right time. Startups will:
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  • Meet with institutional investors and family conglomerates looking for new investment opportunities
  • Listen to experts, educators, and regulators on the legal aspects covering digital assets investments
  • Network with colleagues and peers from all over the world
  • Interact with thought leaders and speakers
  • Have exclusive access to ultra-high net worth individuals
  • Conduct a 10-minute presentation about their project/start-up to more than 80 hand-picked, pre-qualified groups of investors
WHY SHOULD INVESTORS ATTEND?
Our event is the ideal platform to learn all about the new trends in digital assets investment, explore investment opportunities, and meet some of the most amazing entrepreneurs and founders from all over the world. Investors will:
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  • Meet with the hottest blockchain start-ups
  • Keep their fingers on the pulse of the investment community
  • Listen to expert investors and fund managers
  • Understand risk management and regulations
  • Network with colleagues and peers from all over the world
WHY SHOULD GOVERNMENTS ATTEND?
Take a deep dive into blockchain technology and digital assets, engage with its ecosystem, and nurture solid cooperation in order to be able to properly legislate and govern. Governments will:
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  • Promote Foreign Direct Investment into their country
  • Help create a platform that positions your country at the heart of the blockchain ecosystem
  • Meet with digital assets legislatures from all over the world
  • Understand how blockchain technology can help you streamline your operation and reduce cost
  • Learn from subject matter experts
  • Interact with thought leaders and speakers
WHY SHOULD ENTERPRISES ATTEND?
Blockchain Technology will affect every business and industry. Your company needs to understand how to leverage blockchain to maintain a competitive advantage. Enterprises will:
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  • Meet with the best blockchain solution providers
  • Learn from world class organizations how blockchain technology helped them become better, faster, more transparent, and safer
  • Network with peers in an exclusive, by invitation only, c-level event
  • Explore the opportunities of investing in exciting blockchain startups
Who attends
the global blockchain congress
Blockchain
Solution Providers
Crypto Funds
Crypto
Influencers
Exchanges
Family Offices
Governments & Regulators
Start-ups
Venture Capitalists
Discussion topics
Program
Thurs
12
1h

Registration and Refreshments

08:00am - 09:00am
10'

Opening Remarks - Welcome Note

09:00am - 09:10am
20'

Keynote Opening Address

09:10am - 09:30am
30'

Panel Discussion

Singapore — A Land of Opportunity

09:30am - 10:00am
20'

Title Sponsor Presentation

10:00am - 10:20am
20'

Strategic Partner Presentation

10:20am - 10:40am
10'

Presentation

10:40am - 10:50am
10'

Presentation

10:50am - 11:00am
10'

Presentation

11:00am - 11:10am
10'

Presentation

11:10am - 11:20am
10'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

11:20am - 11:30am
1h30'

One-on-One Meetings

11:30am - 1:00pm
1h

Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Digital Assets Market: Key Trends & Challenges in 2024 and Beyond

2:00pm - 2:30pm
30'

Panel Discussion

What's on the Horizon for Bitcoin Ordinals?

2:30pm - 3:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Ways for Startups and Young Companies to Become "Investor Ready"

3:00pm - 3:30pm
15'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

3:30pm - 3:45pm
1h15'

One-on-One Meetings

3:45pm - 5:00pm
5'

Chairman Closing Remark and End of Day One

5:00pm - 5:05pm
Fri
13
1h

Registration and Refreshments

08:00am - 09:00am
5'

Opening Remarks and Welcome from the Chairman of the Congress

09:00am - 09:05am
40'

Panel Discussion

The Crossroad between AI and Crypto

09:05am - 09:45am
10'

Presentation

09:45am - 09:55am
10'

Presentation

09:55am - 10:05am
10'

Presentation

10:05am - 10:15am
30'

Panel Discussion

Real World Assets Tokenization

10:15am - 10:45am
15'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

10:45am - 11:00am
2h'

One-on-One Meetings

11:00am - 1:00pm
1h

Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Web3 Gaming Is Not Just a Buzzword

2:00pm - 2:30pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN)

2:30pm - 3:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

NFTs & the Next Phase of Mainstream Adoption

3:00pm - 3:30pm
30'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

3:30pm - 4:00pm
10'

The Global Blockchain Congress Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

4:00pm - 4:10pm
Speakers
Alvin Leong
Investment Manager
NGC Ventures
Amit Mehra
Partner
Borderless Capital
Anna Tutova
CEO
Coinstelegram
Bruce Lan
General Partner
Bing Ventures
Egor Abramov
General Partner
Contribution Capital
Elaine Yang
Director
Waterdrip Capital
Emerson L.
Portfolio Manager
LongHash Ventures
Forest Bai
Founder, Foresight Ventures
Chairman, The Block
Hayden Hughes
Head of Crypto Investments
Evergreen Growth
Jacob Ko
Founding Partner
Superscrypt
Jie Lun Ong
Senior Director
Plug and Play Ventures
Kamran Amin
General Partner
MH Ventures
Ken Nizam
Founder & CEO
ATF Group & ATF Capital
Leeor Groen
Managing Director
The Spartan Group
Nicholas Seah
Vice President, Business Development & Investments (APAC)
GDA Capital
Nicole Liu
Founding Partner
Comma3 Ventures
Nikita Sachdev
CEO & Founder
Luna Media Corporation
Nilotpal Mukherjee
Partner
Momentum 6
Patrick Martin
General Partner, Europe
Alpha Sigma Capital
Stephen Cheung
General Partner
WAGMi Ventures
Steve Lee
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Neoclassic Capital
Takashi Hayashida
Managing Partner
Taisu Ventures
Tess Hau
Founder & General Partner, Tess Ventures
Founder & Chairwoman, Gaia Labs
Tobias Bauer
Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
Partners
Media Partners
Previous Speakers
H.E. Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Executive Chairman & CEO
DMCC
Alex Chehade
General Manager
Binance
Alex Odagiu
Investment Director
Binance Labs
Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
Andrew Durgee
Head of Republic Crypto
Anna Shakola
Head of Business Development
Cointelegraph Accelerator
Arnav Pagidyala
Principal
HashKey Capital
Arpit Sharma
Managing Director, Middle East, India, South East Asia
NEAR Foundation
Beniamin Mincu
Co-founder & CEO
Elrond
Bijan Alizadeh
Partner
Cypher Capital
Carl Hua
Investment Partner & CTO
Shima Capital
David Gan
Founder & GP
OP Crypto
Diana Biggs
Partner
1kx
Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner
Ghaf Capital Partners
Jad Chahine
Founding Member
Superscrypt
James Parillo
Managing Partner
Figment Capital
Jamie Thomson
CEO
Vulcan Forged
Jamie Wallace
Investor
BITKRAFT
Joseph Lassen
Partner
CMT Digital
Juliet Su
Partner
NewTribe Capital
JT Law
Partner
Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC)
Kevin Yang
Managing Partner
Gate Ventures
Lee Pickavance
Senior Executive Officer
MV Global
Leeor Groen
Managing Director
The Spartan Group
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
CEO
Dubai Blockchain Center
H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi
CEO
Securities & Commodities Authority
Mattia Mrvosevic
Partner
Eterna Capital
Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics
Animoca Brands
Mohammad Alblooshi
Chief Executive Officer
DIFC Innovation Hub
Richard Wang
Partner
Draper Dragon
Riz Pabani
Partnerships Manager
Cardano Foundation
Rodney Yesep
Partner
Hack VC
Shreyansh Singh
Head of Investments
Polygon Labs
Tess Hau
General Partner & Founder
Tess Ventures
Valerie Hawley
Affiliate Founding Partner
True Global Ventures
Previous sponsors & partners
Sponsor
Highlight videos
Testimonials
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Embarking on a 16-hour journey from Brazil to attend this event wasn't a simple feat for our startup. However, from the moment we set foot here, the rapport established with prospective venture capitalists worldwide has been remarkably encouraging. 

Now, as we return home, we do so with more than just promising conversations; we carry the weight of over 12 major venture capitalists expressing keen interest in our venture, eagerly scheduling follow-up discussions.

I would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of the GBC for their tireless efforts in orchestrating such a remarkable gathering. Your dedication has provided us with invaluable opportunities, and for that, we are sincerely thankful.
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Lucas Schoch
Founder & CEO, BWS
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The 13th Agora's GBC was well-organized and offered plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow VCs and founders. On the project side, we are currently doing follow-ups with startups from my 1-on-1 meetings, several of which are showing promising potential. On top of that, our portfolio projects participating in the event highlighted the exposure to a great number of VCs, ongoing investment conversations, and honest feedback.

I'm not going to miss the next editions of GBC in Singapore and/or Dubai.
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Petr Hluze
Investment Manager, Black Alpha Capital
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The GBC event was probably one of the best investor conferences I have been to. A great venue, great attendee list, and excellent management. We met about 10 high quality investor leads on a 1-to-1 basis, who were looking to deploy money, and had lots of other networking opportunities throughout the event and into the evening.

The management team was fantastic, and arranged a number of ad-hoc meetings for us. Every need was attended to, and staff were fun, friendly and focused on helping us to raise funds.

Overall an excellent event, and couldn't recommend it enough. 5 stars!
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James Dunthorne
Founder, CEO, Neuron
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The experience at this event was amazing! Everything was more than well arranged. We were promised at least 10 meetings with investors but it was closer to 20! The difference between other events and Agora is that everyone knows why they are there. 1 side comes to raise funds, the other side is searching for a project to put their funds in.

I can advise EVERYONE to go to the next one. Met incredibly interesting people. In one word “amazing”.
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Randy van Brienen
CEO, Bitsliced
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GBC in Dubai was an extremely well-organized and curated conference which brought together highly-interesting startups with high-quality investors from many jurisdictions. The mix of professional content and organized meetings added a lot of value both to the investors as well as the companies looking for investment in a wonderful setting in a 5-star setting on the beach of the Palm in Dubai.
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Patrick Martin
General Partner, Europe, Alpha Sigma Capital
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As the Head of Business Development at Cointelegraph Accelerator, my role involves attending numerous significant conferences annually. This extensive travel schedule often leads to experiences with overcrowded events, which can be quite exhausting. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the high caliber of attendees at the recent GBC conference. The event's selective audience truly set it apart. Notably, two of our portfolio companies from the Cointelegraph Accelerator have garnered substantial preliminary commitments following their participation in this conference. We are now eagerly anticipating the conversion of these commitments into actual investments.
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Anna Shakola
Business Development Manager, Cointelegraph Accelerator
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When we participated in the 1st edition of the Global Blockchain Congress, we were able to secure funding and partnerships that allowed us to get to where we are today. To all the Blockchain projects, whether in the early or advanced stages, we assure you that the Global Blockchain Congress experience is unlike any other summit. This Congress is an exclusive, closed-door opportunity to connect with the greatest investors from the MENA region.
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Daniel Santos
CEO, Woonkly
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I always admire the events organized by the Agora Group and the Global Blockchain Congress was one such initiative. Being a partner at NewTribe Capital, we always struggle finding new investment opportunities in the top growing startups that could deliver us long term benefits but the 1 on 1 format implemented by this event was unique and very efficient indeed.

I'd recommend this as a must attend event.
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Juliet Su
Partner , NewTribe Capital VC
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I've attended Agora’s GBC events five times, and nowhere else have I found such a unique opportunity for founders and entrepreneurs seeking funding. In just two days, various project owners can meet a minimum of 10 highly vetted, matched enthusiastic investors (typically around 120+) eager to deploy capital.
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John Lombela
Founder, Axalio
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Agora have seen the vision prior to that being a vision in Dubai when they were hosting the GBC when Crypto was still seen as something negative. What they have done has been super successful in navigating the storm and what we see today at the GBC is just brilliant with so many great minds & amazing projects coming together all under one roof. There was a real vibrant atmosphere and everyone understood that we are in a building phase and we were able to have this togetherness all down to the amazing Agora team for putting this show together and making everything flow so smoothly.
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Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics, Animoca Brands
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I have been to many events but this was something special, sponsoring this event was more than worth it, as a startup you need events like this to help you not only to receive funding but to connect with those who have already been through similar stages and became great successes. It was a well organised and intense event, well done to Agora Group and all of the teams involved in making this a truly unique experience for us so far.
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Athar Ahmed
CEO, Legion Network
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It has been my honour and privilege to have been invited to speak at and participate in the most prestigious and most innovative events in the web3 and Blockchain industry. I can confidently say, without fear or favor, that GBC matches these events stride for stride. One simply needs to look at the luminaries in attendance to know how well regarded this event is and deservedly so. I will be back next year as will the team from Cypher Capital Group.

Agora remain best in class when it comes to arranging these events and their continuous striving to further improve their offering serves them exceedingly well.
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Vineet Budki
CEO , Cypher Capital
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Pitches are good and all, but have you ever sat on a table for 8 hours with 30 minutes one-on-one meetings with 50 rotating investors? Agora is next level. I went to this conference last year, and it was like speed dating with investors.
THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD BE.

If you’re in Dubai or can get there, and are looking to raise funds for your project, this is your jam.
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Nikita Sachdev
Co-Founder , LunaPR.io
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This was the first GBC I attended and I look forward to attending more in the future. It was very well organized, and brought together a highly selective audience in an intimate fashion, allowing for deeper conversations and stronger connections to be build. For sure my network has gotten stronger as part of my attendance.

The Agora team was extremely professional as well. Every team member I interacted with was thoughtful and helpful.
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Jad Chahine
Founding Member, Superscrypt
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Our experience with Agora was exceptional. Every promise exceeded, every opportunity to engage with the right funds exploited. But the real key was that it was all so well curated. Having done so many of these events I have never had such a high hit rate! Of the 22 funds we spoke to we had 20 with a strong fit. The dinner was a hit and the time we enjoyed in the Cleopatra Suite will create lifelong relationships.

I don’t know how Agora does it, but each event is more amazing than the last.
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Jay Moore
Co-Founder & CMO , Prasaga
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I am very pleased about the performance and success of the Agora Global Blockchain Congress event! You feel all the efforts and dedication that the team put into turning this conference into a hit! From the registration counter, to the main stage where they picked the best panelists and to the section where start-ups pitch to investors all was very well done! It is truly a quality conference.
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Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners
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Agora was a wonderful experience for Wild Meta Earth. The event was very well organized and fruitful in new encounters. All the team is dedicated to help you to connect with the right people, either investors or future partners. We have almost finished our seed and private sale of token. Thanks to a great organization!
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Adrien Moisson
Founder & CEO , Wild Meta Earth
schedule

Venue of the Event

Sofitel Sentosa