DAOs: Distributed Autonomous Organizations — A new model for governance?

November 15, 2022

With Subject Matter Experts

Po Chi Wu - Venture Advisor
Matt Sitter - CEO, AFN

How can fairness, transparency, and accountability be assured in governance, whether of a corporation, a non-profit organization, or a government institution? How can blockchain technology provide new tools that will help? How can the rights of individual ownership of assets, societal priorities, and decision-making power be balanced? What new kinds of conversations will be needed to effect societal change?
Po Chi Wu will address these questions and more as part of the discussion at our next event, DAOs: Distributed Autonomous Organizations: A new governance model?

DAOs: Distributed Autonomous Organizations — A new model for governance?

November 15, 2022

Po Chi Wu

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Dr. Po Chi Wu is a Visiting Professor in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Management at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

A highly successful international venture capitalist and entrepreneur, he has lived and worked both in the United States and in Asia, and brings a unique perspective and the rich context of more than 30 years of experience and insight into the challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Co-founder and Managing Director of DragonBridge Capital, an investment advisory firm that focused on early-stage technology-focused companies in China, he was also co-founder and President of Allegro Capital, a successful venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.

He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University and has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Venture Advisor

Matt Sitter

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Matt Sitter is a passionate believer in the power of networks to innovate and realize new opportunities. His career has focused on helping leaders grow, succeed, and to mobilize their teams, organizations, and networks.

Matt’s work has spanned a broad array of industries including Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate Investment, Consumer Products, and Finance (amongst others). He has worked with multiple Fortune 500 executive teams, Private Equity firms, startups, and everything in between.

In addition to his role at AFN, Matt is currently a partner at the Advisory Services firm, Advantary. His experience includes leadership roles at The McChrystal Group, CrossLead, Inc., and MedLever. He has led multiple functions including Product Management, Marketing, Reimbursement, and Product Development.

Matt is a certified Executive Coach, completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University and received his MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He is a proud father and husband.

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CEO, AFN

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Matt Sitter is a passionate believer in the power of networks to innovate and realize new opportunities. His career has focused on helping leaders grow, succeed, and to mobilize their teams, organizations, and networks.

Matt’s work has spanned a broad array of industries including Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate Investment, Consumer Products, and Finance (amongst others). He has worked with multiple Fortune 500 executive teams, Private Equity firms, startups, and everything in between.

In addition to his role at AFN, Matt is currently a partner at the Advisory Services firm, Advantary. His experience includes leadership roles at The McChrystal Group, CrossLead, Inc., and MedLever. He has led multiple functions including Product Management, Marketing, Reimbursement, and Product Development.

Matt is a certified Executive Coach, completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University and received his MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He is a proud father and husband.

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