2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Sex, Drugs and Bitcoin: Vice vs Virtue Investing

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St


Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. And Bitcoin. The sin funds of old are being reimagined for the digital age.

Does Redtube on your smartphone make you a better lover? Is Bitcoin a libertarian utopia or salvation for the world’s poor? Is Spotify disrupting music’s old guard or killing creativity? Investors vote with dollars, and their answers to these questions shape our reality.

Hear from two of technology’s best along with provocateur Cindy Gallop as they open up about the bare-knuckle, backroom dealings of the venture capital world and whether one can attain virtue on a path littered with vice. Their frank discussions on crazy startup pitches, deals gone sideways, plus one-upmanship with other firms will shed light on the thin line between sin and salvation. Hear how the ruthless pursuit of returns makes it possible to stream free porn while legally toking up on an entirely different kind of Girl Scout Cookies.


#sxsw #DrugSexBTC


Arjan Schütte

Founder & Managing Partner

Core Innovation Capital

Arjan Schütte is the founder and a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a VC fund targeting financial technology companies that serve the emerging middle class. He is also a Senior Advisor...

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Cindy Gallop


If We Ran The World

Raj Ganguly

Managing Partner

Velos Partners

Raj is a Partner and Co-Founder of Velos Partners, a consumer growth investment firm with offices in Los Angeles and Singapore. Velos invests in high-growth companies at the intersection of consume...

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