Techstars Web3 Convo Series: Joey Krug from Pantera Capital

Nov 24, 2021

As the Web3 space is moving at a lightning-fast pace, we wanted the Web3 founder community to have the benefit of insights from some of the leading minds globally even before the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator kicks off in April 2022.

So, we launched our Web3 Convo Series earlier in November with a fireside chat with Michelle Tsing, who is an active mentor in the Web3 space at the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator and for Singularity University Ventures.  

We followed that up with a fireside chat with John Wu, President of Ava Labs, on November 23rd.  Tons of insights on building on Avalanche and what makes a great Web3 project are available in the shownotes of the MoneyNeverSleeps podcast episode featuring this chat.

Next up on November 30th is Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital, the first institutional investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem.  This fireside chat and interactive crowd Q&A with Joey and Pete Townsend, leader of the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, will provide insights on:

  • How being early in crypto impacts how Joey thinks about Web3

  • Building the right founder-to-VC relationship from the start

  • Leading indicators of what makes a high-quality Web3 project

In 2013, Joey built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound and Bluetooth. In 2014, he left Pomona College to co-found one of the first projects on Ethereum, Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem designed to allow people to speculate on anything. He also started an AngelList syndicate which is now in the top 15 by backing. In 2017, he joined Pantera Capital as Co-CIO to help oversee the funds’ various investments.

To join us for the virtual event with Joey Krug on November 30th, register here on Crowdcast for what will be an insightful chat that will deliver benefits for the Web3 founder community.

We’ve got more to come with Web3 Convos in December with chats with experts from across the Web3 space.  We’ll announce our upcoming guests in the next couple of weeks from blockchain and crypto organisations that you’ll know well, and trust me, their insights are going to be helpful!

About the Author
Pete Townsend

I lead the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator in Dublin, Ireland, and I'm scaling the ongoing pursuit of my passion for helping startups as an early-stage startup advisor, investor and mentor focused on fintech and digital assets. Based in Dublin, Ireland, I have been helping early-stage ventures in fintech and digital assets get their products to market, get traction with customers and raise funding since 2016. I have 25+ years’ global experience in financial services at the startup and enterprise-level with companies such as BNP Paribas, Fidelity Investments, Coinbase, and 25+ startups across Ireland, the UK, Continental Europe, and the USA.