VCs, not antithetical to the ethos of Web3?

Onchain Medley

28-04-2022 • 43 minutos

In this episode, Laide chats with Maria Shen, partner at Electric Capital - an early stage venture firm focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and the Web3 ecosystem.

Maria sheds some light on how Venture Capitalists (VCs) add value to the web3 ecosystem even though some may see their participation as antithetical to the ethos of web3. We chat about which blockchain applications and opportunities she's most excited about.

Maria also shares more about Electric capital - what's next for them, typical check sizes, and their current hiring needs.

Topics & Timeline

  • 1:35 - Maria's background & interest in Web3/Blockchain
  • 3:57 - Why the remittance use case of the blockchain hasn't taken off as expected
  • 5:44 - Electric Capital & how they differ from traditional VC firms
  • 7:44 - How Venture Capitalists (VCs) fit into the Web3 ecosystem
  • 11:10 - On whether VCs own web3
  • 12:43 - Why Web3 founders seek funding from VCs
  • 14:09 - How Maria & Electric Capital evaluate investment opportunities
  • 16:10 - Electric Capital's time horizon for returns on investment
  • 17:10 - On NFTs
  • 21:11 - Exciting opportunities in Web3
  • 27:30 - On the Metaverse
  • 31:32 - Other areas of interest for Maria & Electric Capital
  • 33:10 - Whether there'll eventually be consolidation of the various chains
  • 38:10 - Typical check size of Electric Capital's investments
  • 40:40 - What's next for Electric Capital

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