In this new episode, Joyce Yang from Global Coin Research is joined by Jason Fang, Managing Partner at Sora Ventures, an Asia-based venture capital firm focused on blockchain and crypto investments. The mission of the fund to invest in entrepreneurs who can make positive changes in our world using blockchain technology. Their investments include Thunder, Urbit, Mithril, Alphaslot and more.
Additionally, the Sora Summit will be taken place in Macau on Nov 13–14th. Listen to Jason in the podcast at 28:41on why the Summit will be taken place in Macau and checkout the great line-up of speakers and attendees.
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Jason was one of the earliest employees at Fenbushi Capital and started Sora Ventures when Mainland China banned ICOs in 2017. When I initially spoke to Jason, I’ve found him to be very thoughtful and his investing approach to be very unique amongst crypto investors that I’ve met. In our conversation, we talk about how Sora invests in crypto projects, Jason’s outlook for the crypto space, and his perspectives on crypto developments in the East and the West.
1:24- Introduction to Jason, Sora Venture, and his background
3:59- how did Sora Ventures get started after China banned ICOs
6:09- why Sora doesn’t invest in Chinese projects despite being headquartered in Shanghai, China
7:55- how Sora think about investing in the blockchain and crypto space
19:46- why do you like the reverse-ICOs model?
21:34- metrics to benchmark the success of reverse-ICOs
22:54- is the blockchain space between Asia and the West going to merge?
28:41- Checkout the upcoming Sora Summit on Nov 13–14th, use SORAMEDIA2018 to get 80% off to tickets
33:06- Current fund environment in Asia and how many funds have stopped investing in crypto
34:47- Where do you see the winners coming out of in Crypto?
35:20- Practical approaches to thoughtful investing
You can also read Jason’s thoughts on his medium articles here, in where he lays out Sora’s investment thesis and his outlook on Asia:
Sora Ventures’ Philosophy to Blockchain Investments
Understanding Chinese Crypto Investors