Building Trust in
the Digital Economy
In an era of all-time low trust in major legacy institutions, a long term shift in business models and infrastructure is beginning. Companies and open-source protocols are looking to solve trust issues with more transparency, financial access, crypto natives, decentralization, and better incentivization.
The birth of the digital economy has given billions around the world the ability to conduct commerce and transfer information and value over the internet. More people are able to work from anywhere, away from major business hubs. More people are seeking skin in the game and ownership through alternative investments and digital assets. More people are looking to become sovereign individuals.
These developments are driving a new cycle that will enable the digital ownership of one’s data, decentralized identity, and financial assets on the internet—disintermediating middle men and incumbents. New products, networks, and communities will be centered around aligning incentives and economics directly with users and customers under a new standard of transparency.
We partner closely with early stage companies and open-source projects around the world, building for this future and enabling internet freedom, access, sovereignty, and major societal efficiencies through technology.
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Core Principles and Value Add
We have experience in a variety of fields such as open-source software, distributed systems, data science, machine learning, and digital assets, along with market-making and trading. Our network and knowledge are expansive in these areas and helps maximize the value we bring to founders.
Using What We Invest In.
Unlike most investors, we actually use many of the products we invest in. We actively deploy capital into products, use their financial services, provide liquidity to networks, run nodes, actively use apps, and much more. This dual customer/investor approach allows us to provide high signal feedback.
Finding the best talent is the most scarce asset for early stage companies and is often the biggest factor for success. We utilize our in-house network and partner with Turing.com to leverage their talent cloud and source the highest quality, specialized developers for our portfolio companies.
Strategic Capital Formation.
We often do follow-on investments in subsequent bridge rounds up to Series B. We've also developed a robust network of other funds and angel investors we can connect founders with to accelerate capital formation and bring on strategic investors and angels with their own set of expertise and values.
Quick, First Movers.
Our team is lean, focused, and anti-bureaucracy. We are highly transparent and move quickly to fund startups and projects when there is conviction on all sides. We are open-minded but very direct, and always give honest feedback, which are attributes that founders have greatly appreciated.
Crypto Community Ethos.
As early investors in Bitcoin and Ethereum, we understand the crypto ethos. Our commitment to exceptional returns is inextricably linked to our close involvement in helping open-source communities grow and being active in networks, grants, governance, and using and testing products.