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Web Summit 2019 - Opening Night

Sang H. Lee

CEO and Co- Founder | VegaX and Konstellation

Sang H. Lee is the CEO and Co-Founder of digital asset management firm, VegaX Holdings.

Formerly an investment banker at leading European investment bank BNP Paribas, Sang has significant experience in financial engineering, fintech and in the advisory and execution of more than $10.0 Bn equivalent of investment banking transactions in North America. He was recognized as “Top Global Talent,” providing him with exclusive opportunities to work with the bank’s Executive Committee on global strategic initiatives. Sang was also recognized as an ‘Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City,’ a ‘GOOD100’ fellow, and the founder of a non-profit for Korean Entrepreneurs (KSE). Sang is also a 3-time fintech founder of award winning fintech companies such as DarcMatter (est. 2015) and Konstellation (est. 2018).

As a true financial technology visionary, Sang has dedicated a significant portion of his professional career towards the promotion and adoption of necessary financial regulatory changes, as well as industry-leader buy-in, to support the significant evolutionary needs of the financial services industry through the use of key financial technology tools. Of note, “The JOBs Act,” “Title II” and “Title III,” are all regulatory innovations that Sang directly championed and brought to the forefront for regulators.

Sang is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, providing note-worth and press garnering presentations on various topics including financial technology, blockchain, and digital assets. He has accepted speaking invitations from organizations such as the UN, International CES, Harvard University, MoneyConf, SuperReturn East/West, World Economic Forum (WEF), World Blockchain Forum (WBF), Korea Blockchain Week(KBW), and Asia Blockchain Summit(ABS).

He was featured in both domestic and international publications including Forbes, Bloomberg Radio, Private Wealth Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC, FINalternatives, CoinTelegraph,
Korea Economic Daily, and many more.

Under Sang’s leadership, his companies have successfully secured various prestigious awards, of note: NextMoney “Best Growth Stage FinTech Company”, Korean Startup Grand Challenge (Top 4 out of 120), FinTech Breakthrough Awards “Best Innovation for Retail Investment,” and “Company of the Year in Banking and Financial Services” from The Stevie’s Organization. Most recently, Konstellation won its first award, as “Best Blockchain Technology Provider” in the 2019 Industry Awards. VegaX was also accepted into the prestigious global accelerator, Chinaccelerator, receiving investment from several VC firms post demo day in 2020.

Sang’s leadership as the co-founder and CEO of leading fintech companies, most recently including VegaX Holdings, touts a laser focus on successfully delivering upon the companies’ universal mission globally: Utilize key fintech solutions to enhance capital flow, create transparency, and provide efficient access to financial services globally.