EPISODES
  • Richard Chen - 1confirmation

    Welcome to the Inquisitive VC, today I am speaking to Richard Chen a General Partner at 1confirmation, a seed-focused crypto venture fund.

    We talk about Richards's prediction of underrated product trends for 2024, the function of airdrop and points, difficult questions asked by LPs and much more. I hope you enjoy the episode!

    The podcast is also available on your favourite podcast sources like Spotify, Apple and Youtube!

    Check out the Substack for show notes and transcript!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    30m | Feb 12, 2024
  • Founders Funds Joey Krug on building crypto native vs building general products, his anti-portfolio and more!

    Joey Krug is a Partner at Founders Fund (FF) and leads their crypto investments. Joey is also a co-founder of Augur, one of the first projects on Ethereum, and of Eco. Prior to FF, Joey was the Co-CIO of Pantera Capital.

    We speak about practical use cases of crypto, challenges crypto founders face, building crypto native vs building general products, Joey’s anti-portfolio and much more.

    The podcast is also available on your favourite podcast sources like Spotify, Apple and Youtube!

    Check out the Substack 

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    20m | May 22, 2023
  • Polygons Sachi Kamiya on Polygons zkEVM, learning early stage investing & what interests her in this market!

    Sachi Kamiya does Investments at Polygon, one of the leading scaling solutions for Ethereum. Prior to Polygon, Sachi worked in the traditional finance world. We talk about her journey to crypto, Polygon zkEVM, the Polygon Ecosystem Fund, learning early-stage investing and a lot more!

    The podcast is also available on your favourite podcast sources like Spotify, Apple and Youtube!

    Check out the Substack 

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    21m | May 1, 2023
  • Hasheds' Baek Kim on going from AWS to crypto, being a crypto native VC & how the Asian market differs to the US

    Baek Kim is a General Partner at Hashed, a crypto-native VC focused on bridging the ecosystem in US and Asia. Prior to this Baek was a software engineer at AWS working on IoT and Robotics. He was also the founder of a last-mile logistics startup.

    We talk about his entry into crypto VC, Hasheds’ thesis, crypto gaming, the Asian market and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    20m | Aug 22, 2022
  • FJ Lab's Jeff Weinstein on the marketplace thesis, investing in crypto & how they the invest in 100s of deals a year

    Jeff Weinstein is a Partner at FJ Labs, a global marketplace investor also investing in crypto and Web3. Jeff was previously a Senior Associate at Lux Capital.

    We talk about his entry into VC, the FJ Labs thesis, why they are investing in crypto, problems marketplaces face and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    25m | Apr 11, 2022
  • Regan Bozman - Lattice Capital

    Regan Bozman is a General Partner at Lattice Capital, an early-stage crypto fund that helps founders build defensible moats. He previously led growth initiatives at a number of crypto projects including C.R.E.A.M., Index Coop, and Maple. Prior to that, he was the first employee at CoinList and managed $100M+ of token launches.

    We talk about his journey from angel investing to a fund, state of the crypto VC market, valuations and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    31m | Mar 24, 2022
  • Imran Khan - Alliance

    Imran Khan is a Core Contributor and Pilot of AllianceDAO, previously known as DeFi Alliance, the leading accelerator program for crypto and web3 projects. Imran is also a Venture Partner at Volt Capital and was previously at Microsoft.

    We talk about his journey to crypto, how DeFi Alliance formed, Alliance DAO, what he is excited about in crypto, incentives for teams and more.

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    34m | Mar 11, 2022
  • Dylan Olivia Hunzeker - Advanced Blockchain AG

    Dylan Olivia Hunzeker is the Head of Ventures at Advanced Blockchain AG, a publicly listed investor and incubator. Prior to this, she was an Investor at Struck Capital Crypto, also having worked at Iconic Holding and Eigen Capital.

    We talk about her journey in crypto, her time in China, investing in crypto and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    30m | Jan 10, 2022
  • Nick Grossman - Union Square Ventures

    Nick Grossman is a Partner at Union Square Ventures, a leading venture firm that has invested in companies like Twitter, Stripe, Coinbase and many more. Previously, he led an incubator for startups at the intersection of cities and data at OpenPlans.

    We talk about his journey to VC and crypto, investing in collector DAOs, the future of VC, the USV anti-portfolio and more.

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    27m | Dec 6, 2021
  • Noah Gaynor - Parcel (Zillow for the Metaverse)

    Noah Gaynor is the Co-Founder of Parcel. Parcel is the “Zillow for the metaverse”, a metaverse-native platform building key infrastructure for the needs of virtual real estate users, builders, property managers, investors, developers, and service providers.

    We talk about his journey from tradfi to crypto, Parcel, fundraising, the future of virtual real estate, Meta and more! 

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    25m | Dec 1, 2021
  • John Henderson - AirTree

    John Henderson is a Partner at AirTree Ventures, an Australia and NZ focused venture firm. Prior to AirTree, John was the Founding Principal of White Star Capital.

    We talk about his journey to VC, investment biases, Olympus Finance, NFTs and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and images!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    25m | Nov 9, 2021
  • Julia Lipton - Awesome People Ventures

    Julia Lipton is the founder and GP of Awesome People Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on world positive investments. Prior to investing Julia led product and growth teams in Silicon Valley startups.

    We talk about her journey to investing, investing in Web 3.0, investment DAOs, raising a fund and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    17m | Oct 15, 2021
  • Brandon Kumar - Layer3

    Brandon Kumar is a co-founder of Layer3, a platform that enables anyone to contribute to decentralized autonomous organisations (DAOs). Prior to this Brandon was a Vice President at Accolade Partners a fund of funds, where he focused on investments in crypto funds.

    We talk about Brandon’s journey from investing to founding a company, DAOs, Layer3, raising money and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    17m | Oct 4, 2021
  • Chris McCann - Race Capital

    Chris McCann is a General Partner at Race Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund that leads investments in pre-seed and seed-stage technology startups. Prior to Race, Chris was the Community Lead at Greylock Partners and co-founder of Startup Digest, which was acquired by Techstars.

    We talk about his journey to investing, Solana, his anti-portfolio, art and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    27m | Sep 26, 2021
  • Hayden Hughes - Alpha Impact

    Hayden Hughes is the co-founder and CEO of Alpha Impact, a crypto copy-trading platform. Previous to this he worked at Crypto.com and Techemy and is an experienced founder.

    We talk about how he got into crypto, starting Alpha Impact, how to balance token and equity investors, DeFi and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    23m | Sep 15, 2021
  • Drew Austin - Red Beard Ventures

    Drew Austin is the Managing Partner of Red Beard Ventures, where he invests in Web 3.0 infrastructure and frontier technologies. He is also the former CEO & Founder of Wade & Wendy.

    We talk about how Drew got into crypto and NFTs, what he looks for when buying NFTs, the Loot Project, NFTs on other chains and much more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    18m | Sep 9, 2021
  • Paige Finn Doherty - Behind Genius Ventures

    Paige Finn Doherty is the Founding Partner at Behind Genius Ventures, a fund investing in early-stage product-led growth companies in the future of work & the future of play. Paige is also the author of Seed to Harvest, a book demystifying VC for children and adults. Until recently she was also a Developer Success Engineer at WorkOS.

    We talk about her interest in VC, Seed to Harvest, founding a venture fund, Pallet and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and videos!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    26m | Aug 3, 2021
  • Jeff Morris Jr. - Chapter One

    Jeff Morris Jr. is the founder and Managing Partner of Chapter One, an early-stage seed fund backed by Sequoia, Marc Andreessen, Kleiner Perkins and many other LPs. Jeff has invested in companies like Lyft, Dapper Labs, Pipe, Superhuman and many more. He was previously the VP of Product, Revenue at Tinder. 

    We talk about his learning from deploying a fund, investing in crypto, how he determined his value add and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and videos!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    24m | Jul 26, 2021
  • Kinjal Shah - Blockchain Capital

    Kinjal is an early-stage investor at Blockchain Capital, working with founders building the future of crypto. She is also a founding member of Komorebi Collective, a DAO making investments exclusively in female and nonbinary crypto founders. Previously, she spent time at Fidelity Investments and Tufts University.

    We talk about Komorebi Collective, crypto consumer products, DAOs, access to information for new users and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and videos!

    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com

    26m | Jul 19, 2021
  • Madusha Adasooriya - Exponential Labs

    Madusha is the founder and CEO of Expo Labs, an Auckland-based venture studio. Currently, Expo Labs is building and scaling in-house brands but will soon invest in and help grow other products and technologies.

    Previously Madusha was a founder of EMGN.com, an entertainment, media and gaming site which in 2015 was the 15th most viewed mobile website in the USA. After successfully exiting EMGN, Madusha went on to grow a range of successful e-commerce businesses.

    We talk about his journey scaling EMGN, bootstrapping vs raising VC, crypto, e-commerce and more!

    Check out the Substack for a full transcript of the episode, with links and videos!


    Intro & Outro soundtrack from - https://www.purple-planet.com  

    22m | May 10, 2021
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