Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Jake Ryan, founder and CIO of TRADECRAFT Capital and author of “Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy”.

“Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy is an indispensable handbook showing new and experienced investors how established financial strategies like valuation and asset allocation apply to these new markets. Equipped with this knowledge, any investor can prosper, taking advantage of one of the biggest financial paradigm shifts of our time.”

Jake’s fund is a macro/thesis-driven crypto fund. He brings 20 years of professional experience in software development to the world of crypto asset investing. Jake is also an advisor to several venture-backed startups, a venture advisor at Mucker Capital and a strategic advisor at Diversis Capital, a private equity firm. 

You can purchase Jake’s book at

Jake can be contacted on Twitter at

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

There’s a quantitative side and a qualitative side to due diligence.

The quantitative side includes checking the list of documents in the data room to verify the accuracy of those documents.  

For example, do the entity filings match what the company said they have?

Do the intellectual property documents match what they claim they have?

Then there’s the qualitative side of diligence. 

This includes evaluating the team and the growth prospects in the market.

Sizing up the competition and the company’s ability to execute.

An analyst or assistant can help with the quantitative side as it requires basic research.

The qualitative work requires a higher degree of discovery and should be done by those with industry experience.

Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.

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