Blockchain Valley Ventures with Heinrich Zetlmayer | E143


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In this 143rd episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Heinrich Zetlmayer, the Founder and CEO of Blockchain Valley Ventures, a Swiss venture firm that focuses on industry-leading blockchain businesses.

Episode Highlights:

  • 0:32 – Heinrich introduces Blockchain Valley Ventures.
  • 1:48 – Heinrich left IBM in 2008 to enter the venture capital industry.
  • 2:55 – Investments in the blockchain space needed to be separated from the business.
  • 4:26 – Blockchain Valley Ventures helps entrepreneurs by taking care of their problems.
  • 5:48 – Switzerland is a hotspot in the crypto world because of its unique regulations.
  • 7:07 – BVV invests in only two types of sectors.
  • 8:18 – With all the remote working brought on by COVID, Keyless has been brought to the forefront.
  • 9:32 – Heinrich discusses the multiple clusters in the supply chain management industry.
  • 12:03 – How are consumers finding product-market fit right now?
  • 17:49 – What excites Heinrich about the blockchain industry in the near future?
  • 20:09 – How will gaming play a part in the future of blockchain?
  • 21:40 – Coin Source is developing a system of crypto ATMs.
  • 24:20 – Why do people fear the volatility of the bitcoin market?
  • 26:10 – If Heinrich could change one thing about the blockchain sector, what would it be?
  • 26:44 – What is the biggest challenge in Heinrich’s company today?
  • 27:49 – Heinrich discusses what excites him the most about his career.

3 Key Points

  1. Blockchain Valley Ventures provides value to entrepreneurs by helping them with their problems.
  2. Blockchain is just moving out of its infancy as an industry.
  3. People struggle with blockchain because of the volatility of bitcoin, but in reality, world currency is just as volatile.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “We’re fully dedicated to the impact of blockchain technology and blockchain innovation...because it is such a fundamental innovation. It’s so complex in itself as it combines legal, technology, innovation.” - Heinrich Zetlmayer
  • “If you want to be relevant in the blockchain space and deliver value, you cannot be just an investor. You need to add value.” - Heinrich Zetlmayer
  • “The whole industry is moving out of an early-stage industry. It’s moving from proofs-of-concept into pilate projects and rollouts.” - Heinrich Zetlmayer
  • “Value is not in a physical object; it can be abstracted. Just for the sake of convenience, it’s going to continue to grow around the world.” Jason Pereira

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