Meet The Women Of The Blockchain: Lisa Cheng, Founder of Vanbex and Etherparty

Thrive Global

I had the pleasure to interview Lisa Cheng, Founder of Vanbex and Etherparty. Lisa is a global leader in blockchain consulting.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you share with us the story of how you decided to pursue this career path? What lessons can others learn from your story?

I came into this industry quite by accident actually. Like alot of people I heard about Bitcoin through the news and at the time thought it was a crazy idea and an even more ridiculous name. It wasn’t until I had left my career in software that I came across a bounty to create a database for $500 in bitcoin. The bounty was on the Bitcointalk Forum and it was the first time I was really exposed to it. The project offering the bounty was Mastercoin and they soon offered me a remote position, it was with them that I was first introduced to token sales as they were the first company to have ever done one and they were working on their second called Maidsafe. The way token sales were approached was still so new, and so unstructured that I felt there is a better way to do this — engaging people who were going to be users, talking to developers, and really driving the utility of the solution. This approach is what formed the bedrock for my company, Vanbex Group.

Lessons to be learned: trust your guts, don’t be dissuaded from people who don’t buy into your idea, and take risks even if you’re afraid of failure (because no one likes the idea of failure, it’s those that stomach the risk who are able to realize the opportunities)...

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