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As the Partner at Gate Ventures, Richard Li is raising their second fund with the famed Gate.io, one of the top crypto exchanges in the world. In this episode, he and host Tak Lo discuss his background coming from tradfi and into crypto (and why that is a good blend), why centralised exchange VC funds are different and what value add they can provide, some aspects of centralised exchanges, and his view on the bear market. This podcast is brought to you by Braeside and is available on Google, Apple, and Spotify, among others.   Main Points From the PodcastHere is a quick highlight of the value you will get from this episode: 00:00 - Introduction 2:08: Richard’s background 6:20: What makes Gate Ventures different and centralised exchange VCs 13:40: What has he learned about moving to VC from tradfi and some of the patterns he sees 27:51: Geographic segmentation of teams and projects 30:45: The current bear market and how Gate has adjusted

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

As the founding Partner at Hoxton Ventures, Hussein Kanji just raised their third fund with $215 million in fresh capital to super charge the European early stage scene. In this episode, he and host Tak Lo discuss his journey in the early days of the London venture capital scene, portfolio stories, and many lessons learned on how to build a venture capital firm from the ground up. This podcast is brought to you by Braeside and is available on Google, Apple, and Spotify, among others. Main Points From the Podcast Here is a quick highlight of the value you will get from this episode: 00:00 - Introduction 1:19 - Personal congratulations and past history 8:23 - Career in venture capital 12:34 - History of London and European venture capital scene 18:53 - History of Hoxton Ventures, where they stand now, and portfolio stories including Deepmind and Darktrace 29:22 - Hussein's personality and how that extends to the philosophy at Hoxton to build in large markets 37:10 - Changes at Hoxton Ventures 39:34 - SPV drama 42:17 - The Hoxton team and team dynamics and value and culture at a high performance venture firm 49:56 - Further lessons learned at building a venture firm and working with founders through boards (or not) 1:08:57 - Expansion plans 1:07:30 - Conclusion   Like this episode? Don’t forget to subscribe and share! Plus, do leave a kind review so others can easily find us in their search.

Monday Aug 15, 2022

As an experienced venture capitalist and Partner at Infinio Capital, Ivan Shyr is financing innovation in the $1 trillion global space economy. In this episode, he and host Tak Lo discuss his journey in the exciting space industry, why it's not all about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, his passions for aviation and triathlons, his dreams, and how his experiences contribute to his overall success as an investor. Featured excerpt from the podcast: "We all got here because of the people that supported and surrounded us. All of us have to send the elevator back down to bring people up." -Ivan Shyr   The Ivan Shyr podcast is brought to you by Braeside Group and is available on Google, Apple, and Spotify, among others. Main Points From the Podcast Here is a quick highlight of the value you will get from this episode: 00:00 - Introduction 00:14 - Talk about wines and wine markets 26:07 - Infinio capital and deep tech in the space industry 31:24 - Ivan Shyr’s passion for aviation and triathlons 85:40- Venture capital issues, Web3 venture capital, and financial advisory 100:05:05- Bringing the elevator back up to help others 100:10:37- Conclusion    Like this episode? Don’t forget to subscribe and share! Plus, do leave a kind review so others can easily find us in their search.

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