Scenius Studio (Episode #12)
Balder Bomans -- Maven11
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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 Balder Bomans, CIO of Maven11 Capital based out of Amsterdam. Balder and Maven11 have built a best-in-class venture firm on the back of their deep technical research, a commitment to community development, and active portfolio company support.
In this episode we discuss:
Evolving banking dynamics for crypto funds and companies in Europe and the Netherlands
Sourcing Celestia and developing a modular blockchain thesis
Pattern matching and common threads among successful early-stage projects
On-chain credit and lessons learned from actively participating in DeFi
Maven11’s research arm and current areas of focus
MEV and why it is important for all blockchain users
The future of interoperability and bridges
Balder’s spiciest takes 🌶
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