Advisory and Venture Investments
I am interested in early stage companies that use frontier technologies to solve business problems in financial services and enterprise. Below, I list some of the ideas that I have engaged with by industry. Some are painfully wrong, but hey, understanding the rationale that led to decisions is more important than how a particular outcome falls on a long-tailed probability distribution curve.
Earlier in my career, I tried to get on advisory boards of companies for equity and most of them said "No". After 2017, much of that changed as demand for credible people to help with blockchain-based projects went through the roof. To learn more about these projects, I joined a few compelling ideas as a strategic advisor for token based-compensation. At worst, that taught me what's wrong with token-based compensation!
In other cases, I've made personal equity investments, and now also advise an early stage Fintech venture fund on deals in the space. If you have a fresh idea with product-market fit and are interested in either investment or advisory, please reach out here.