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Sydney Lai's vision is to advance society's access to emerging technology and entrepreneurship. Sydney is a developer advocate that helps companies gain users & raise capital. She is a certified futurist and tech sociologist specializing in Web 3.0 development, user and community adoption.
As a dev advocate and a startup community leader building startup ecosystems, she has worked in accelerators, venture funds, financial services, SaaS, government, gaming, blockchain, cryptocurrency, virtual reality, and space & defense industries.
As a technical strategist with an award-winning background in sales and business development, Sydney grows products and services users want. Passionate about emerging technologies, she is a startup advisor and networking beast.
Sydney has spent the past five years with Techstars mentoring and running accelerator programs, having come across hundreds of startups. She is an alumnus of Consensys, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo and University of California, Berkeley. Sydney Lai has been named an LGBT Technology Leader by The White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is a TEDx Speaker on ecosystem design and has appeared in TechCrunch.
Specialties: strategy, market-design, network effects, public speaking, developer evangelist, token design/economics, fundraising, venture capital, growth hacking, creative marketing, community development, sales, business development, leadership, team building, public speaking, open-source projects, hackathons, relationship building, networking, design, data analytics, incentive creation