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Dot Complicated: December 12, 2018

Host Randi Zuckerberg is joined by Casey Taylor (VP of Network, Digital Currency Group) and Breanne Madigan (Head Institutional Sales and Strategy, Blockchain) on the Wednesday, December 12, 2018 edition of Dot Complicated.

Air Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Casey Taylor

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Casey Taylor

Breanne Madigan

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Breanne Madigan

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Casey Taylor

VP of Network, Digital Currency Group

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Before joining DCG, Casey served as the Director of Community at Female Founders Fund, an early-stage venture firm that invests in promising, women-led companies. In this role she managed post-investment of a fast growing portfolio, in addition to overseeing the firm’s own communications, brand strategy, Expert Network, partnerships, college scout program, and 40+ annual events.

Prior to joining the team at Female Founders Fund (or F3 for short), she maintained a 50K+ member community at the world’s largest Meetup group, NY Tech Meetup. As the keeper of a massive pipeline of applicants, she vetted and coached 200+ tech demos per year for the organization’s popular monthly demo event. Additional responsibilities spanned from forum moderation, to crafting tech policy advocacy, and consulting on workforce development projects with the NYCEDC and Mayor’s office.

Having found her way to the startup industry from an untraditional path, Casey cares deeply about mentorship and distributing opportunity to those who are commonly overlooked. At Goddard College she customized an Interdisciplinary BA in Communications to focus on the intersection between technology, sociology, gender studies, and sustainability.
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Breanne Madigan

Head Institutional Sales and Strategy, Blockchain

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Breanne joined Blockchain as the Head of Institutional Sales and Strategy in the Spring of 2018, after a 13 year career at Goldman Sachs in a variety of leadership roles across sales, trading, strategy and business management.

Blockchain’s mission is to build a more open, accessible and fair financial system, and is the largest software provider for digital currency and distributed ledger technology in the world. Blockchain has over 32 million digital wallet users across 150 countries, and has powered over 200M transactions, empowering users across the globe to transact quickly without costly intermediaries. Since joining Blockchain, Breanne has led the expansion of an institutional team and platform, including the launch of an over-the-counter trading desk, custody, a research platform, and a managed venture fund.

Immediately prior to joining Blockchain, Breanne most recently served as Head of GS Institutional Wealth Services (IWS), focused on sophisticated family office clients of the Investment Management Division. IWS provides cross-asset expertise and access to narrowly syndicated public and private transactions including direct investments, co-investments alongside GS, and cornerstone investments across equity and debt capital market offerings.

Breanne also served as the Global Franchise Manager (COO) for Goldman’s G10 Foreign Exchange Business as well as EMEA Emerging Markets, a business of over 300 headcount across Sales, Trading and Strategist teams with ~ $2Bn Net Revenues annually.
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