Ben talks with entrepreneur and enterprise capitalist David Pakman, who just lately left his longtime function as a companion at veteran VC agency Venrock to develop into managing companion at CoinFund. Subjects embody why the amount and development of developer exercise must be the “North Star” guiding VC funding, incentivizing builders to work on Web3 initiatives, and CoinFund’s NFT investments.
David is a CS main who labored in Apple’s music group within the 90s and went on to develop into CEO of eMusic within the aughts.
At Venrock, David invested in early-stage crypto, client, and enterprise tech firms. He was early to crypto as a node maintainer on the Bitcoin blockchain and an Ethereum miner, establishing a rig in his basement a number of years in the past.
At CoinFund, he focuses on early- and growth-stage crypto and blockchain firms and applied sciences like Upshot, a platform for crowdsourced NFT value determinations, and Rarible, a digital artwork NFT platform.
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