Chairman, LDJ Capital - USA
David Drake is Founder and Chairman at LDJ Capital, a multi-family office with 50+ directors and family office partners globally and the holding company for Victoria Partners, a 500 family office network based in London; LDJ Real Estate Group; and The Soho Loft Media Group. Invested both as a GP and LP in fund-of-funds, realty funds, VC funds, and hedge funds, David has been involved in social impact investments in both private and public equities for 25 years and recent investments are in fintech, technology, media, and telecommunications, and his NYC luxury corporate housing and hotel acquisitions led to his work now in New York realty. David advises start-ups and has been advocating for cryptocurrencies and blockchain. In 2011, he collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. He represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012, was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C., and was a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013. He also runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, payment processing, and blockchain acquisitions.