E 14: Aly Madhavji on Where to Look for Investment Opportunities in the Blockchain Industry


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Episode 14 Show Notes

The meteoric rise in the value of cryptocurrencies seems to be the topic du jour. Whatever your thoughts on the value of crypto, the blockchain technology underpinning it is likely here to stay. In today’s episode, we interview Aly Madhavji, managing partner at the Blockchain Founders Fund, and he discusses the investment opportunities within the broader blockchain industry. He touches on the diverse use cases of blockchain, and where the industry is headed.

Key Points to this Episode

  • Aly’s extensive background in blockchain as Senior Blockchain Fellow at INSEAD, advisor to the UN, and manager of a venture fund
  • The importance of a global reach when investing in blockchain and where the unicorns are found
  • The fundamentals and differences between blockchain and crypto
  • Why he thinks we are not in a crypto bubble
  • How we are in the early innings of blockchain growth and fascinating use cases in a variety of applications
  • Venture funds and issues with the current structure of performance fees
  • Pros and cons of accelerator programs
  • What he looks for in a perfect founder