Scenius Studio (Episode #10)
Kelvin Koh -- Spartan Group
Scenius: The intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. The communal form of the concept of genius.
Welcome to the Scenius Studio
As a crypto dedicated Fund-of-Funds Manager at Scenius Capital, host, Ben Jacobs has the unique opportunity to speak daily with the brightest investors in the blockchain space. In Scenius Studio, Ben speaks with crypto Hedge Fund Managers and Venture Capitalists in wide-ranging, punchy, and illuminating conversations.
In each episode of Scenius Studio, Ben dives deep with these talented professionals to understand what drove them to crypto, and how they approach the complex craft of investing in the wild west of digital assets and blockchain technology. We are excited to share these discussions publicly through this podcast.
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In this episode, Ben sits down with Kelvin Koh, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Spartan Group. Kelvin was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs and CIO of Indus Capital before launching Spartan out of Hong Kong. Spartan has a liquid hedge fund, a DeFi VC fund, a metaverse and gaming VC fund, as well as a prestigious advisory arm that has been involved in several large transactions within the industry.
In this episode we discuss:
The adoption of crypto in Asia and the evolving business regulatory landscape in Hong Kong
The impact of 3AC, LUNA, and FTX on the perspective of Asian regulators
How Spartan evaluates the consistent stream of emerging narratives (AI, Asia based tokens, liquid staking derivatives, etc)
Innovation within the Bitcoin ecosystem
What interoperability unlocks for users
Challenges and predictions in the web3 gaming sector
What is the metaverse and what will drive user growth and activity
Kelvin’s spiciest takes 🌶
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