October 30th, 2020
Chainalysis cofounder Jonathan Levin talks with Techstars NYC Managing Director Jenny Fielding and shares the journey from a startup in the frontier market of cryptocurrency to leaders in blockchain analysis, and why it’s key to be passionate about solving a problem.
As a startup in the frontier market of cryptocurrency, Chainalysis made a name for themselves as a government investigation service for cryptocurrency. Graduates of the New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, they now provide cryptocurrency analysis that helps organizations manage risk in cryptocurrency markets to expand its possibilities. Cofounder Jonathan Levin explains that the key to startup growth is to “double down on where you're finding that product market fit in the early days and understand why people are buying from you.”
Jonathan talks about being excited by your vision, having a passion for solving a global problem, and the challenges of finding investors in a frontier market. He explains the importance of building upon your initial customers, knowing when to hire your first product and HR managers, and "building a great culture of people who are deeply mission-focused."
Follow Jonathan on Twitter: @jony_levin
Follow Jenny on Twitter: @jefielding
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