February 1st, 2022

Why I left my investor role to build in Web3

Yesterday was officially my last day at btov. Today a new chapter begins.

As somebody who loves learning new things, I cherished the privilege of being an investor and learning from visionary founders every day. I was inspired by their passion and dedication to become a builder myself.

Why leave my investor role? I want to get my hands dirty solving complex problems and building something of my own. And, it’s never been a better time to build. We are slowly approaching an age in which many pivotal trends culminate and intertwine – including the rise of online communities, the growth of the creator economy and the emergence of the Metaverse. Many of these trends are amplified by Web3, a term first coined by Gavin Wood in 2014 that encompasses crypto, dApps, NFTs, social tokens, and DeFi.