Season 3

Episode 17

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Building the Future of Web3

Thu Mar 16 2023





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Building the Future of Web3

Gary saw an opportunity in web3 to facilitate, optimize, and build bridges between founders and product/market fits. Superlayer is a venture studio that differs from VCs and accelerators by committing to co-founding and shaping great ideas that will define web3 from end to end.

00:00 to 08:33 - Who’s Gary

08:33 to 12:45 - Venture Studio

12:45 to 19:42 - The Sweet Spot its in the Middle

19:42 to 25:57 - Hotline

25:58 to 29:06 - Creators Are Who Brings People Back

29:06 to 34:45 - Market Makers and Ponzenomics

34:45 to 36:47 - What to Look For

36:47 to 40:07 - Profiling

40:07 to 43:51 - Raising Flow

43:51 to 45:26 - Romanticizing Web3

45:26 to 50:35 - Web3 Future

50:35 to 53:55 - Web3 as a Means to an End

53:55 to 56:23 - New Industries for the Short-Term

56:23 to 59:42 - Creating Solutions for Problems that Doesn’t Exist

59:58 to 1:00:57 - Golden Tip

1:00:57 to 1:04:17 - Rounding Off


VCs: A VC (venture capitalist) is a person or firm that invests money in startup companies that are believed to have long-term growth potential, in exchange for equity ownership in the company.

Venture Studios: Venture Studios are organizations that build and launch startups in-house, using their own resources and expertise, often partnering with external entrepreneurs. They provide a more hands-on approach than traditional venture capital firms, typically taking an active role in the development of the startups they work with.

Incubators: Incubators are organizations that support the development of new businesses by providing resources such as office space, funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities. They help startups grow and succeed during their early stages.

Accelerator: An accelerator is a program that provides startups with mentorship, resources, and funding over a fixed period of time, typically several months. The goal is to help these companies grow and scale quickly, often culminating in a demo day or pitch event.

Coinbase: Coinbase is a digital currency exchange platform that allows users to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others. It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Y Combinator: Y Combinator is a startup accelerator that provides funding, mentorship, and resources to early-stage startups. Twice a year, Y Combinator invests in a large number of startups and provides them with a 3-month program to help them grow and prepare for the next stage of their development.

Pre-Seed: Pre-Seed typically refers to the very early stage of a startup, when the founding team is working on validating their idea, building a prototype, and getting initial traction. At this stage, startups typically have little to no revenue, and are often seeking initial funding from angel investors, friends and family, or pre-seed venture capital firms.

A-Round: In startup financing, a Series A round is typically the first significant round of investment that a startup will receive from venture capital firms or angel investors, after seed capital. This funding round is usually used to help the company scale up and grow its business.

IPO: IPO stands for Initial Public Offering, which is the first time a company sells its shares to the public on a stock exchange, raising capital for the business and giving investors the opportunity to invest in the company.

Tokenomics: Tokenomics refers to the study of the economic models and principles governing the design, distribution, and behavior of cryptocurrencies or digital tokens. It includes factors such as token issuance, allocation, pricing, and the incentives that drive user adoption and participation in the network.

Stable Coin: A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency designed to have a stable value relative to another asset, such as the US dollar or another cryptocurrency. They are often used as a means of payment or to store value, as their stability can help protect against the price volatility commonly seen in other cryptocurrencies. Stablecoins can be backed by a reserve of the underlying asset, or by a smart contract that manages the coin's supply in response to changes in demand.

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