Ayesha Kiani is the VP of Business Development at LedgerPrime – a quantitative hedge fund focusing on digital assets. She is also a Faculty Member at NYU Tandon School of Engineering where she’s teaching a course on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology. Previously, Ayesha was a Managing Director for Republic Crypto, where she successfully led Republic’s fundraising efforts for its Security Token presale. Before Republic, Ayesha was an early employee of Consensys, within SingularDTV. She is currently an Investor Board Member at Venture for America and a Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures.