Entrepreneur and celebrity designer has been in the Fashion & Manufacturing industry for over 8 years, consistently working with some of the largest companies in the world. King is the founder and creative director behind the luxury streetwear brand AKINGS, a brand with the ethos of “WE MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A KING” – a mission to excel and extend that feeling of confidence through their pieces. Alan can be seen mega-viral with videos that have crossed millions of views across social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram and was also on “THE HYPE”, a fashion show on HBO Max that featured celebrities such as Offset, Wiz Khalifa and Cardi B to name a few. He can also be seen in major publications such as Forbes, WWD, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and more.
4 years in fashion helping run and operate 6-7 figure apparel brands. Bryan has been instrumental to the reason AKINGS as a brand has been able to grow throughout the years and has been with Alan through his journey as a designer and CEO through thick and thin.
Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Global, early backers of Solana, Animoca Brands, and Axie Infinity. Khailee himself has led seed investments in 7 unicorns like Grab, Cars24, Carousell and more. Prior to being a VC, he founded and exited two startups: Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and Says.com.
PhD ABD (all but dissertation) with a background in EE from USC with a computer music/computer science + music tech and signal processing from Stanford (masters) UCSD (PhD ABD). He worked as DSP Researcher for Native Instruments, Naver/Wav Media (Kanye Livestream), and eventually became the Matter.online (CTO-> CEO) then SoundMint (CTO).
There are few CTOs that can simultaneously push 3D and Unreal Engine and audiovisuals and also Solidity and also web dev and also audio signal processing with hands-on experience in all and massive amounts of the codebase. Mike has also successfully launched one of the lowest gas contracts ever: $12 for 20 mints.
Derek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing & Psychology from Stony Brook University. Coming from a background of reselling collectibles and streetwear, he is a full-time NFT Degen trader since early 2020 where he invested and held blue-chip projects like S1 Neo Tokyo. He is a member of the Neo Tokyo Outreach Team where he has connected to both AKINGS and KEYS to eventually become involved in their team.