Crypto Needs More Product, Investing In Great Founders | Craig Burel

This week, Craig Burel Partner at Reciprocal Ventures joins the show to discuss his journey from TradFi into crypto. We deep dive into Craig's thesis on Solana, building consumer products & backing great founders, investing in SOL vs applications as a VC, crypto gaming & much more. Enjoy!


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(00:00) Introduction

(06:25) Reciprocal's Journey To Solana

(11:34) Access Protocol Ad

(12:24) Finding Product & Founder Market Fit

(17:52) Only Possible On Solana

(20:12) Investing in SOL vs Applications

(24:05) Advice For Founders

(34:34) Token Incentives

(40:00) Crypto Needs More Product & Applications

(43:12) Crypto Gaming

(48:01) Tokenization

(55:27) Meme Coins




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