Tech veteran, UW-Eau Claire graduate Jeff Schumacher to speak at WI Early Stage Symposium

Venture capitalist and tech veteran Jeff Schumacher, known internationally for his work around “decentralized technologies” such as blockchain and encryption used in financial and e-commerce transactions, will speak the morning of Nov. 7 during the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.

Schumacher is a UW-Eau Claire graduate who recently launched 55 Catalyst Capital, which invests in decentralized technologies and next-generation internet infrastructure.

A speaker at events such as the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and a frequent guest on business news shows, Schumacher launched 55 Catalyst Capital in early 2019 to blend “expertise in technology, venture capital, liquid markets and financial services” addressing growth in decentralized technology.