Venture Capital, Sci-Fi, & Beyond! [EP.40] w. Adam Draper (Founder & MD of BoostVC)
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by IGOR YUZO
11M ago
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Draper Founder & Managing Director of BoostVC, an early-stage venture capital firm with $200 million in Assets Under Management located in San Mateo, California. BoostVC invests in crypto, aerospace, Virtual Reality, energy, robotics, & artificial intelligence. We discuss Adam’s vision when he thinks of how the world will evolve over the next 10 years. You’ll get to hear the story of how Adam was one of the first checks for Coinbase and how he met Brian Armstrong. There’s a short Q/A at the end with great questions from the aud ..read more
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Arbitrum AMA w. Defrag [EP.39] w. Igor Yuzo (Co-Founder & CEO of Defrag)
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
This episode is different from all the previous ones. It is a Twitter Space recording where we, the Defrag team are hosted by Eli, the community manager at Arbitrum. We came onto Arbitrum’s AMA to share what we are building and our vision for the future. With close to 1500 people listening, we could not have felt more love from the Arbitrum community. For everyone who has been listening to my podcasts with other founders, I am a founder myself and for this conversation, I’m joined by my amazing Co-founders of Defrag - Alex Hint (Co-Founder & CTO), Nodar Janashia (Co-Founder & Product ..read more
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Crypto Infrastructure [EP.38] w. Amadeo Pellicce (Co-Founder & CEO of Map3)
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Amadeo Pellicce Co-Founder & CEO of Map3, a service which simplifies cross-chain deposits through an SDK any project can use. We discuss many interesting topics such as measuring early success, Map3’s acceptance into Y-combinator, & the future of crosschain activity. Enjoy the conversation. Contact Info: Host: Igor Yuzo Speaker(s): Amadeo Pellicce ..read more
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Finding Sustainable Yield [EP.37] w. Babi (Co-Founder & CEO) & Rob (Co-Founder & CTO) - Pods
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Babi & Rob Co-Founders of Pods, which provides yield strategies for Ethereum holders. We discuss finding sustainable yield utilizing various options strategies and how Ethereum holders can benefit from them. Babi & Rob are great builders and founders, I’m excited to see how Pods evolves. Enjoy the talk. Contact Info: Host: Igor Yuzo Speaker(s): Babi,  Rob ..read more
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Producing Movies The Web3 Way [EP.34] w. Kenny & Rachel, StudioDAO
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kenny & Rachel Co-Founders of StudioDAO a movie studio owned by filmmakers and fans. Kenny & Rachel describe their vision for the future of content production. We touch on topics such as raising funds, building communities, leveraging NFTs to incentivize members, as well as different approaches to structuring a company & DAO in the United States. Enjoy the conversation. Contact Info: Host: Igor Yuzo Speaker(s): Kenny & Rachel ..read more
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Building In Web3 [EP.33] w. Kevin Owocki, Supermodular & Gitcoin
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with a familiar name to all of us in the industry. Kevin Owocki, the founder of Gitcoin a community of builders, creators, and protocols at the center of open web ecosystems. Gitcoin has facilitated $72.3 Million of funding to open source projects, has 312 thousand monthly active developers, and 3 & half thousand projects that have been created. Kevin is working on his new project called Supermodular, which we will cover. We briefly review the recent collapse of FTX and the effect on our industry. Then we dive into a discussion around EVM co ..read more
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Resilience In A Bear Market [EP.21]
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
This is a special episode where I’ve invited back several speakers for a panel. We cover a wide range of topics - building in a bear market, private funding, NFT markets, tail-end risks, and many more. The most uplifting takeaway was that builders continue to build and investors continue to invest. I hope you enjoy the episode, you can subscribe to Web3 Frontier where we release a Podcast every week. Contact Info: Host: Igor Yuzo Co-Host: Nodar Speakers: @kaiynne @DeFi_Dad @jpatten__ @JordanLyall @Jiran_z @nnnnicholas @BraytonKey @pugmassacre @PhilippZentner  ..read more
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Multi-Chain Infrastructure [EP.20] - Speaker: Philipp Zentner - CEO/Co-Founder of LI.FI
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Philipp Zentner, CEO and Co-Founder of LI.FI, a bridge aggregation protocol. We talk about use cases for multichain functionality. We bring up examples of why it is important to be able to move crypto assets cross-chain. Philipp and I talk about GameFi and the ability to have composable in-game objects that are transferable across different game universes. We also briefly discuss Philipp’s interest in bioinformatics. I hope you enjoy the episode, you can subscribe to Web3 Frontier where we release a podcast every week. Contact Info: Hos ..read more
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Stablecoins - Use Cases & Risks [EP.19] - Co-Host: Nodar, Speakers: Ariah, Dominik, & Lewis
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Ariah, Dominik, & Lewis. I’m joined by my dear friend and fellow core contributor at DeFrag, Nodar as a Co-Host. We cover one of the most important topics in DeFi, stablecoins. The three speakers - Ariah, Dominik, and Lewis wrote an insightful research paper titled: “Stablecoins 2.0: Economic Foundations and Risk-based Models.” We reflect on what transpired with TerraUSD & LUNA and how the industry should approach future algorithmic stablecoin mechanics. We also touch on how to blend mental models from traditional finance and DeFi ..read more
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Valuing Ethereum Part 2 [EP.18] - Conversation w. Ryan Allis, Partner at HeartRithm
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by IGOR YUZO
1y ago
In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Ryan Allis, a returning guest at Web3 Frontier. He is a partner at HeartRithm, a crypto quant fund. Ryan is also the founder and publisher of Coinstack, one of the largest weekly crypto newsletters focused on institutional investors. We dive into the valuation of Ethereum based on his updated discounted cash flow model. Ryan emphasizes the value of Ethereum being both a yield generating asset as well as a deflationary asset. We discuss the emergence and importance of L2s. We revisit the narratives that will accelerate the onboarding of ins ..read more
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