Kenji Claudio is of Asian American descent and has earned a stellar reputation across investment projects in social media, digital media, fin tech , content platforms and with a global network of over 40 funds that he interacts with representing access to an additional estimated $15 billion in capital. He is a prolific executive in media and ahas produced over 30 documentaries, films, and television episodes including a new series he headed up launching as of 2019 on Fox Sports, Fox Sports Asia and Fox+.
He is also an expert in social media strategy, marketing and big data analytics for clients like Target and Kia Motors at KPMG, social media projects, app launches and the movie industry.. Kenji has also been an advisor for blockchain media company Harastream and has run marketing campaigns for other blockchain media and apps such as RavnAPP, On.Live, the music platform VEZT, and the movie streaming platform TaTaTu where he worked on influencer marketing strategies for their offerings that helped increase the values of those companies in excess of $1 billion. He is currently working with fin tech platform Fin Cross and others on their series A financing rounds.
Kenji currently has relocated to Asia and manages investment road shows for very selective clients introducing them to the over 40 major funds in South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore representing over $15 billion that are seeking select investments in fin -tech, blockchain, media, social media and real estate ventures.
Kenji is also currently completing his Masters in Business Administration and graduated with a B.S. Bachelor of Science from Vanguard University in Orange County, California, USA.
David Drake is Founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office that deals in worldwide funds accessing over trillions in assets and maintains over 50+ global directors and family office partners. LDJ Capital has holdings in Victoria Partners (a 500 family office network based in London), LDJ Real Estate Group, and The Soho Loft Media Group.
David is also seen as a leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency. He saw the value of digital assets when everyone was avoiding it. It all began in 2011 when Drake collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. for all ICOs. He runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions. LDJ Capital Credit also offers middle market bridge financing to seed upcoming ICO’s. Previously, he held a majority stake as a Managing Partner with Robert Hambrecht in an Alternative Energy Fund: New Commons Capital 2009-2010. He has been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, cleantech, energy, and social impact investments for more than 20 years and is an advocate of innovative investing in private equity, capital formation policies and developments globally, and the US JOBS Act which he lobbied for in the US Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, David represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012 and was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. and was a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013. His investment, The Soho Loft Media Group, produces and sponsors over 200 global conferences annually and his articles are syndicated in over 100 publications. One such event was April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from NASDAQ, NYSE, KKR, and Carlyle Group. He enjoys advancing financial innovation through his work as an international speaker and writer. He has also spoken in top universities like Cambridge, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and writes regularly for major publications like WSJ, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Thomson Reuters. He is co-author of the book Planet Entrepreneur and is the author of the upcoming books The Crowdfunding Economy and LIFE: Life Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Executives.
Previously, Drake has been as general partner in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds, seed funds and hedge funds. Drake’s holdings have media partnerships with the European Business Angel Network, European Venture Philanthropy Association, and Angel Capital Association of North America. He sits on 4 angel networks and has co-founded two angel networks.
Privately, Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies for many years. His years in the performing arts as a former board adviser to the Washington Ballet reached an apex in March 2015 with a board director position at the New York City Opera.
Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, David Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.
Andrew Lane is a Billboard winning music producer, gained fame for his awards on the Disney blockbuster “High School Musical ” franchise. producer on MTV’s Making The Band, launching P Diddy’s artists and he produced and launched Miley Cyrus double platinum album for Disney’s Hannah Montana . Andrew has worked with world famous artists such as the Backstreet Boys and Irene Cara, Toni Braxton, O-Town, Snoop Dog, Britney Spears, Anne Marie, Cash Money (Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne) and Selena Gomez just to name a few. As a producer and songwriter, he has received gold and platinum accreditations for his work with R&B artists Speech, Keith Sweat, and Alsou. He also worked on the platinum-accredited records High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Disneymania 4, Princess Diaries and Manny Fresh.
Andrew Lane is a multi-platinum Producer with over 50 million records sold.
Entertainment/Blockchain Experience: Andrew currently oversees the worldwide A+R artist development process for the music and record company blockchain and fan adoption aspects for Momentum Media Fund and is currently helping in the review of incoming projects into the Momentum Media Fund.
Most recently, he has been creating TV Show Pilots called Hard Rock Life, Hit Makers and Queen of Clubs. He is also the Film Producer and Music Producer of the upcoming films Stranded, Soulstice, Saving Sarah Cruz, and Country Jam. Andrew has been working closely with Irene Dreayer, creator and executive producer of Disney’s Suite Life on Deck and Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Background: In 1995 he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and formed the company Drew Right Music, Inc. In the fall of 1998 he received a producing/songwriting credit for three songs on Keith Sweat’s “Didn’t See Me Coming” album. Between 1998 and 2001 he produced and wrote songs for Universal, Elektra and EMI.
His song “Solo” was performed by Russian pop star Alsou and released on Universal Music Russia and became Russia’s highest selling single of 2000. Andrew produced and co-wrote the song “Don’t Even Try” in 2003, which was used in the Disney movie “Pixel Perfect”, and became part of the soundtrack that charted for several weeks on the Billboard Top 200.
In 2006, along with several other writers and producers, Andrew worked on the High School Musical and Hannah Montana soundtracks. He produced, mixed, and programmed B5’s version of “Get Your Head in Tha Game” which sold over 4.7 million copies.
Andrew discovered and produced the Clique Girls in 2007, who landed a record deal with Interscope Records. He also has 11 songs featured in the film, “Bring It On (Fight to the Finish)”. Other notable projects include: Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Static (Rapper/Producer), Cash Money Records, Japan Warner Music Group, Capitol Records, Warner ADA and Lost Coast Sound.
Andrew Lane is a multi-platinum Producer with over 50 million records sold. He has earned production credits on projects such as High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Keith Sweat, Lisa Left Eye Lopes, T Boz, Coco Jones, Becky G, Backstreet Boys, and many more. He has developed many notable artists that are in the business today who are not only singers and writers, but TV actors and actresses such as Becky G, Ross Lynch, Blake Michaels just to name a few. Andrew is also responsible for developing social media stars like Carson Lueders and Jordyn Jones, as well as many finalists on American Idol and The Voice. He has been successful at getting a substantial number of songs placed in Korea and Japan. He is a music supervisor and movie producer on upcoming movies, which you will find on IMDB. He is also co-starring in a docu-series about the music business that is in talks with major TV networks. He is also proud to say that he currently has several artists on the verge of being signed to major labels. He has a recording studio in Studio City, an office in Beverly Hills, a television and film company in Calgary Canada and another recording studio in Miami. He has over 20 years experience in the business and a history of success. His production work has landed his clients well over 100 million YouTube views and major deals.
Andrew is currently working on the Next Level Film Project as the Film Supervisor and Music Producer – “Next Level” is a dance/performance movie starring a cast of top influencers who are all amazing actors, singers and dancers. Think “Fame” meets “High School Musical” with today’s hottest influencers: Lauren Orlando (3.9 million on Instagram, 1.2 million on YouTube, 5.1 million on Tik-Tok); Emily Skinner (1.1 million on Instagram, co-star of Disney’s hit show Andi Mack); Brooke Butler (750k on Instagram – Singer and Star of Chicken Girls); Hayden Summerall (2.5 million on Instagram and 864k on YouTube); Chloe East (310k on Instagram and star of the ABC show Kevin Saves the World and Liv and Maddie); and dancer Will Simmons (174k on Instagram). The movie is: Written by Byron Kavanagh (Disney’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything and Nickelodeon’s Kickin’ It), Directed by Ilyssa Goodman (Cinderella Story) and (The Standoff), Music Supervisor is Drew Lane (High School Musical) and Choreographer is Phlex (Beyonce, Lady Gaga).
Just recently, Andrew Lane was been appointed the Vice President of Network content for Share.TV.
Dante Venafro, lives in Los Angeles and is perfectly situated in the epicenter of entertainment, technology and evolution of the blockchain technologies.
Dante also evaluate partnerships and investment opportunities for Momentum Media Fund, The SoHo Loft and LDJ Capital, a multi-family office that manages over a trillion dollars in investments for partners and clients in the areas of hospitality, real estate, energy, pharma, tech, telecom, mobile, entertainment, media, publishing, advertising, compliance services, aerospace, shipping & transportation, and more recently digital assets, such as cryptocurrency and blockchain firms through STO/IEOs.
At Oracle he helped identify and on-board enterprise clients seeking to pilot Oracle’s blockchain cloud services. He also evaluated and managed potential partnership opportunities, blockchain consortia, events, university relationships, and companies interested in developing on Oracle blockchain platform or joining Oracle’s start up ecosystem and accelerators.
Dante is also the Director of Partnerships for the LA Blockchain Lab which is a collaboration of academia, government, businesses and the community. Our goal is to develop a sustainable blockchain ecosystem in Southern California and abroad. Founding partners include LA City, USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things; UCLA Anderson’s Impact@Anderson initiative; Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion at UCI, Blockchain at UCI and Panasonic Ventures.
Willie Stewart-Momentum Media Fund (MMF)
Willie is part of the experienced team of advisors for Momentum Media Fund that has a more than $5 billion dollar track record in media, entertainment, V-A/R, social media ventures, film, and sports ventures. Willie’s primary role has been advising regarding blockchain entertainment and sports ventures. He prioritizes companies based on their commitment to ethical practices on the blockchain, while developing ventures and services related to Sports, Entertainment and Media, Gaming, Social Impact, and Finance platforms. Willie helps build client relations, promote company products, conduct market research, and coordinate marketing and networking with emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency companies. Willie also conducts due diligence and researches hundreds of companies and recommends to the Executive team if there is potential synergy with the company business practices.
Willie is part of the investment selection group where most companies are evaluated based on multiple attributes, including:
- Process logistics
- Core business challenges to be addressed
- The technical blockchain platform
- Supporting collaterals such as the Whitepaper and website
- Screening and on-boarding of investors
- Engaging with the crypto and blockchain investor communities of practice
- Overall marketing plan for the company
- Ongoing business model
- Funds and token management
Willie has helped propel Momentum Media Fund as the current world leader in launching media companies fueled by the blockchain technology. the entertainment, music industry, television, lifestyles and APP sectors. Willie has been active in 2018 in helping to shape Momentum Media Fund into a fund which is providing diversifying opportunities for founders of sports, gaming and social media blockchain companies by investing in fully funded (100%) movie, tv, and entertainment projects & blockchain ventures in the media sectors.