Oct. 15, 2021

Miko Matsumura, General Partner with Gumi Ventures | How De-Fi is Changing the World


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➡️ About The Guest

Miko is a General Partner with Gumi Ventures, a US $30M investment fund focused early stage blockchain startups and a cofounder of crypto exchange Evercoin, Miko fell in love with open source software 25 years ago as chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform at Sun Microsystems. 

Since then he has been building open source software startups in Silicon Valley including raising over $50 million in venture capital for developer platform companies such as Gradle and financial infrastructure companies like Hazelcast and has participated in multiple exits including INFRAVIO, webMethods, and Db4O. 

He is an advisor in successful startups like Celsius (CeFi Lending), Idle Finance (DeFi Yield Aggregator), Pundi X (Payments), and KEYLESS (ID infrastructure). He has been an investor with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits and blockchain firm Pantera Capital. He holds a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks.

➡️ Talking Points

00:00 - Intro.

08:02 - Blockchain.. breaking away from institutional systems.

15:42 - Crypto hacking.

20:21 - Questioning people’s motives.

26:09 - What is De-Fi?

32:10 - Blockchain & Crypto adoption.

46:11 - How De-Fi is changing lives.

➡️ Show Links

https://twitter.com/mikojava

https://miko.com/

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