frens capital – Liquid venture, web3 business models, market inefficiencies & more | Fundamentals ep.63

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In this episode of the Fundamentals podcast, we’re joined by Chris Abiaad, the founder of frens capital – a thesis-driven investment fund focused on liquid digital assets. frens capital’s strategy is to make long-only investments based on fundamentals and the core principles of value investing.

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We discuss frens capital's investment strategy and what makes web3 interesting from an investor's point of view. We also break down liquid venture and why is it a superior form of investing compared to traditional VC. We cover the differences between web2 and web3 business models and moats, and speak about some 0-1 tech unlocks that could open up the space for mass adoption.

Tune in for a great discussion about the fundamentals of value investing in crypto.

00:00 Introduction
Overview of frens capital
05:36 What do fundamentals mean in crypto?
The problem that frens capital solves for investors
09:40 Liquid venture vs. traditional venture
How does frens work with the projects they invest in?
14:00 What makes crypto interesting for investors?
Web2 vs. Web3 business models & power laws
19:47 Moats in crypto
24:06 Tech unlocks that Chris is excited to see play out
27:15 Market inefficiencies
Relative valuations
Deal-sourcing and decision-making
34:35 What metrics does Chris focus on when analyzing projects?
An investor's point of view on token incentives
38:22 Blur: Developing an investment thesis
What is Chris most excited about in crypto right now

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