John Wu is a technology entrepreneur making investing in private assets as easy as buying public equity. He founded Sureview Capital with a strategic investment from Blackstone. Tech investor at Kingdon Capital and Tiger Management. He built and led digital assets business at SharesPost that executed the first-ever custodied trade of digital securities. Currently on the Board of Directors at Alussa Energy (NYSE: ALUS) serving as head of the compensation committee and part of the audit committee. Previously on the board of various private technology companies as one of the few, if not only, minority board members, advocating for diversity and inclusion.
Through Avalanche, Ava Labs is making it simple to develop decentralized finance applications. Avalanche is an open-source, programmable smart contracts platform for decentralized applications. Avalanche allows customers to build fast, low-cost, Solidity-compatible dApps, launch customized private/public blockchains and scale to millions of validators with minimal hardware. Due to Avalache’s consensus protocol, deploying smart contracts cost 1/10 of what they would on Ethereum. Avalanche’s Virtual Machines (VMs) enables developers to easily launch blockchains with a wide array of application-specific features. AVAX is the native token of Avalanche . Ava Labs currently employees over 150 individuals sand is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.