Today on the show, I (@defiremoney) am going to visit a Venture Capitalist with a pleasing baritone voice. Ryan Zurrer (@kukulabanze) is the founder of Dialectic (@Dialectic_CH). Ryan manages to reliably be early to almost everything. From crypto, renewables, NFTs and now even psychedelics.
In this conversation, we talk about his journey from trading dot-com stocks as a teenager to how he became CEO of a big energy company in Brazil when he was only 25 years old.
How Polychain Capital caught lightning in a bottle
Ryan also shares the stories of the early days of Polychain Capital (@polychaincap) where he was the first employee. He describes how he and Olaf Carlson-Wee were two guys with laptops who were at the right time at the right place, as they started one of the most successful VC funds out of an apartment in San Francisco.
Why Ryan spent 29 million on Beeple
Ryan recently gained notoriety in the art world when he bought Human One, a digital artwork by the artist Beeple (@Beeple) for 29 million dollars. Ryan relives the moment of the auction, explains his strategy and tells us what makes this sculpture of an astronaut strolling through a dystopian landscape so unique.
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