The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jason Choi, General Partner at Spartan Group, one of Asia’s first DeFi focused funds. The two discuss biggest wins and losses, due diligence, traits of successful crypto communities, and more.
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(1:52) First Question: How Jason manages his time in the crypto industry.
(6:22) Jason's thoughts on trends in a multi-chain world.
(10:46) Jason's thoughts on L1s.
(14:06) How Jason knows whether or not a project has a killer community.
(16:30) How Jason gets comfortable with a project where the community starts to take over.
(19:52) Founders / how Jason sizes up founders / red flags that avoid investing in a founder.
(28:33) Gaining conviction during bear markets.
(30:44) How Jason gets the conviction to invest in a project.
(34:17) Jason's position on cash.
(38:37) The best advice Jason’s ever gotten.
(40:47) Incentives beyond money that lead Jason to invest in a project.
(42:26) What was Jason biggest loss or miss and what he learned from it.
(46:05) Jason's biggest accomplishment.
(49:51) Jason's idol in the space / who Jason looks up to.
(52:03) How Jason allocates his time effectively to portfolio companies / his favorite area to allocate his time.
(53:35) Jason's thoughts on the VC model long-term.
(56:56) What Jason is looking for in the next one to three years.
Jason Choi: General Partner, Spartan Capital
Spartan Group Website
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