Erick is an entrepreneur and investor. Erick is currently the founding CEO at CoinCircle, a new blockchain startup with a bold vision to “tokenize the world”. He’s also a founder and managing director at Hyperspeed Ventures as well as founding member of the UCLA Blockchain Lab. As an entrepreneur Erick has been in founding roles with several startups; two have had great exits. Erick’s last startup where he was the founder, CEO and the largest investor pioneered smart glasses and was Snapchat’s first acquisition. He also has over 15+ years of software engineering and technology management experience. He has participated in the Artificial Intelligence computer science program at Stanford, the Venture Capital and PE program at Harvard, has an MBA from UCLA as well as a Masters in Business from the National University of Singapore. He’s presented globally at a number of high profile tech events such as SXSW, Siggraph, TEDxStanford, has co-authored several globally published books, and was even nominated for a technical Academy Award for a 3D software simulation system he wrote in 2007.