Interest in Web3 is increasing dramatically. While volatility remains reliable within cryptocurrency and Web3, consumer, business, and regulator awareness is skyrocketing. Over the last year, Google searches for the term increased 530 percent. There are more than 18,000 developers actively working on open-source crypto and Web3 projects, and this number is growing fast. Anecdotally, the talent exodus to Web3 is happening, as well.
“The consistent question that comes up with a lot of the businesses with whom we work is: ‘does Web3 apply to me and if so, how should we be thinking about integrating Web3,” says Vishal Lugani, a founding partner at Acrew Capital, a multi-stage venture capital firm.
On June 2, 2022, Lugani will host a webinar for Founders Network members where he’ll detail the ways startups can incorporate Web3 concepts and innovation. The event will give startup founders the opportunity to brainstorm ways that their business might, or might not fit within the Web3 ecosystem.
“We know there’s a lot of noise, but we also see loads of opportunity for both native Web3 companies as well as those that are early movers in opening themselves up to the ecosystem,” Lugani says.
In his webinar, Lugani will cover:
- Web3 and cryptocurrency applications
- What to do when investors ask if you’ve considered this technology
- How to determine if it is a good fit for your startup
- A framework for incorporating the technology into existing businesses
About the Speaker:
Vishal Lugani is a co-founder of Acrew. Vishal is emphatically excited about consumer empowerment and dismantling wayward regulatory capture. He leads investments in HMBradley, Petabyte, Finix, SteadyMD, Embed, Discord, BlockFi, Sorare, and ShopShops.
At Aspect, which Vishal had joined in its first fund, he led investments in Eden Health, Coinbase, Amino, and Co-Star and was also involved in or co-led the firm’s investments in PredictHQ, Pie Insurance, BaubleBar, The RealReal, and Stem.is. Prior to Aspect, Vishal spent several years with Greycroft Partners, where he sourced and was a board observer at Acorns. Currently, Vishal is an advisor to Concrete Rose Capital, a seed fund backing underrepresented founders. Earlier in his career, Vishal was a consultant at Bain & Company, helped run the Kairos Society, and worked for a consumer fintech start-up.
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