The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Andrew Kang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mechanism Capital, a fund interested in all aspects of the crypto ecosystem with a focus in DeFi. The two discuss token economics, value accrual, incentives for teams, and more.
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(2:50)- First Question: Andrew's Background and Mechanism Capital overview.
(5:42)- How Andrew allocates his time for projects.
(12:12) - Andrew's thoughts on community investing and party rounds.
(14:17) - How Andrew builds conviction in a team as a retail investor.
(16:50) - Founders / red flags / anonymous founders.
(23:17) - Andrew’s biggest miss or loss and what he learned from it.
(26:00) - Andrew's biggest edge as an investor in crypto.
(30:47) - Projects that crushed their token economics from the get-go.
(32:43) - Thoughts on token economics and incentives.
(35:00) - Andrew's thesis on PleasrDAO and NFTs.
(41:22) - DAOs maintaining their decentralization long-term.
(46:25) - Thoughts on the future of VC investing in crypto.
(50:29) - When Andrew thinks crypto will be not as interesting.
(52:25) - Andrew's best advice.
(55:23) - Who Andrew looks up to in the crypto space.
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