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The #1 podcast for crypto natives to learn about new concepts, trends and projects in blockchain, DeFi, NFTs and Web 3.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Strictly not financial advice.

Sep 14, 2022

Who best to understand struggles of crypto founders than fellow founders? 


Tascha is the Co-Founder of Alpha Venture DAO and built a DeFi protocol that had a TVL of $3 billion at its peak.


Today, she joins us as a mentor in Tangent to share with us:


  • How Alpha scaled to $3B in deposits
  • 2 crypto verticals Tascha is excited about
  • How to identify great founders in 60 minutes


Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.

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(00:00:00) – Introduction

(00:02:42) – Early days of Alpha Finance

(00:06:10) – Motivation behind building levered yield farming back in 2020

(00:09:44) – What is Alpha Venture

(00:13:17) – How to be a successful founder

(00:17:53) – Balancing between reinvention and solving pain points

(00:26:07) – Key areas that Tascha is excited for

(00:30:09) – Thought process for identifying market opportunity

(00:32:11) – Identifying great founders to invest in

(00:40:36) – Difficulties of running a crypto start-up

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