Seeking innovative blockchain startups
Current Reality: Domain Knowledge and Support are in Short Supply
As crypto has disrupted investment in many positive ways, funds are still slow to respond to the intensity and speed of change. Venture Scouts, who are deeply rooted in the decentralized tech space, provide investors an unfair advantage in a vertical that has become noisy and, like all emerging technologies, is continuously evolving. Saturation has hit venture investment, particularly in blockchain. The resulting and overarching problem is that money is abundant, while domain knowledge and support are in short supply.
With more access to money, innovators find themselves with more specific needs, less attention, and, if we’re being honest, less trust in venture capitalist who may be less familiar with the specific challenges or have less understanding within these emerging marketplaces. More than ever, founders are able to pick and choose the money they’d prefer working with.
Opportunity: A Venture Scout Specifically Rooted in Blockchain
As an early investor in the blockchain space, I found myself spending as much time as possible with innovators, meeting with their teams, exploring their use cases, and ideating new outlets for their technology.
Inspired by the endless avenues for decentralized technology and the passion and talent within the space, I now focus entirely on scouting new ventures (deliberately eschewing all other VC activities) in order to discover exciting blockchain opportunities and to amplify their potential.
Those who engage founders early, repeatedly and authentically reap the dividends. I have been advising and building trust with blockchain entrepreneurs since the beginning. My unique position allows me – and by extension, you – access to startups that are under the radar or still in stealth.
I support VC efforts by helping to build a quality pipeline, while minimizing the distracting, time-robbing clutter.
While I support ideas across the decentralized space, I am particularly interested in applications involving identity, security, and media.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.Michael Jordan