In this episode we’re joined by our CEO Matt Gould and Paul Veradittakit. Paul is an investor and Partner at Pantera Capital, who is now investing in Unstoppable Domains as our lead Series A investor.
Paul talks about the path that led him into investing from being an economic consultant. We discuss uncertainty in the markets and the tendency of crypto to bounce back, and Paul shares the types of crypto investments he’s gravitating towards. How important is the “Unicorn” status when investing in startups?
Matt talks about the early days of the Unstoppable Domains project and the challenges he faced. Then Paul talks about the value of community in Web3 and what specifically excites him about the Unstoppable Domains business model.
Finally, we discuss mass adoption of crypto and what it will take to get there, the value of allowing a single login across multiple Web3 platforms, and what Paul hopes to see in the future with Unstoppable Domains.
2:37 How did Paul get into investing?
7:17 What is Pantera’s focus regarding investments?
13:50 When Matt first started working on the UD mission and product, what were the biggest challenges?
17:00 NFT domains utility
18:02 What’s the significance of the unicorn status?
20:24 How long will Unstoppable Domains be here for the future?
23:01 What’s the value companies get from building in public?
27:33 What excites Paul about the B2B2C business model?
31:17 What is it going to take to get global adoption of crypto?
33:06 Did the Login with Domain use case call out to Paul about Unstoppable Domains?
39:53 The need to recognize data and digital identity ownership
41:51 How do Matt and Paul see UD growing over the coming years?
45:18 What geographic region UD should focus on over the next year?
46:35 What advice would Matt give to other builders in the web3 space?
48:14 What advice would Paul give to other builders in the web3 space?
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