This Series was originally posted on Forbes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three).

The relationship between venture capitalists and founders is well discussed and understood. But another side is also critical in venture capital: the VC’s relationship with limited partners, or LPs — the ones providing the money that fund managers invest.

Both OpenLP and Notation Capital’s Origins podcast have done a good job shedding some light on the money behind the money. …

Cambrial Capital is a London-based investment firm specialised in constructing and managing portfolios of hard-to-access funds across the digital asset space, including Venture Capital funds. This article is the second in a three-part series and continues our thinking around deriving a VC strategy in crypto.

This article was originally published on The Block.

Crypto is an emerging asset class and whilst general investment principles are the same as in conventional markets, their application needs to be re-evaluated and sometimes adapted to cryptoassets’ singular features. The same holds true for how a fund of crypto venture funds is constructed. …

Ha Duong is Principal at Cambrial Capital, an investment firm specialised in constructing portfolios of hard to access funds across the digital asset space. As a professional LP in crypto funds, we offer our perspective on how managers might formulate their venture strategy.

This article was originally published on The Block.

Crypto is a nascent industry for which the base layer of software infrastructure is still being developed and refined. As it matures, it will potentially be integrated into existing digital value chains and enable completely novel applications. This process will take a decade or more. …

There has been a proliferation of first-time venture capital funds in the last decade. Angels, operators and investors from established franchises are increasingly starting their own venture funds, often with a focus on specific sectors or geographies. This phenomenon is partly facilitated by platforms like AngelList, Carta, Assure, Vauban, to name a few. While it is easier to launch a VC fund than it was a decade ago, the competitive landscape for emerging managers is arguably the most challenging it has ever been as an increasing number of managers are competing for the same LP and founder attention.

The current…

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Doing taxes for cryptoassets is fun. Said no one. Ever. Until now!

I found it incredibly frustrating so far to do my taxes for crypto. If you want to do it right (which you should) you need to track every single trade no matter if fiat-to-crypto or crypto-to-crypto; and since this space is so new, there is very little consensus about what counts as a taxable event. Fortunately, there are great resources out there that can give more clarity such as this pretty detailed one from the UK government.

If this is not the first year you need to think…

The Bitcoin whitepaper 10 years ago kicked off crypto innovation in the same way the Cambrian Explosion accelerated the pace of evolution 541M years ago

I’m very excited to announce that I’m joining Cambrial Capital with the mission to build an institutional-grade investment firm deploying a fund of crypto funds strategy. Our goal is to invest in the best fund managers across liquid & illiquid strategies in order to provide selective exposure to a diversified portfolio of the new asset class of cryptoassets / digital assets.

My crypto way ⛓

My journey down the crypto rabbit hole has been formed by people I deeply respect, some luck, and a truly geographically and temporally distributed path. I had my first discussion about Bitcoin in 2012 in my student flat in…

2 months ago, I first published my Google Sheet that I use to track cryptoasset investments. I have been working on it to refine it and add a few tools for spotting mid-term investment signals. With this new post, I’d like to introduce my updated sheet that can hopefully help you make better crypto investment decisions.

-> You can find my updated Crypto Investment Tracking Sheet here.

First of all, we want to introduce our extended Berlin AI team connecting AI practitioners, sharing expertise and challenges on #appliedAI:

Minh Ha Duong, Investment Manager at Project A who’s generally excited about nerdy deep tech stuff;

Tamara Bobic, AI & NLP Engineer at Parlamind who’s a years long researcher and developer on NLP, machine learning and semantic technologies;

Appu Shaij, Head of R&D at EyeEm who people call a superhero in computer vision and programming

Ha, Tamara, and Appu

Insightful read! — What grabbed our attention the past weeks has been the insights from Susanne Westphal, data scientist at Berlin-based machine vision startup…

[Update 02/02/2018]: Please find the 2nd part of this post here.

By now, I’m quite sure that the interest in the crypto space has spread to your friends and even your parents. The crazy uptake in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptoasset prices has driven a major inflow of attention from tech and mainstream media. Since December last year, the value appreciation increases have been astronomical: Bitcoin rose by 1654%, Ethereum rose by 4635%, and Litecoin rose by 2346%. (Coinbase, 12/07/2017, 10:30pm CET)

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We have seen a fast growing interest in current activities around AI startups and research in the last couple of months.

Headlines like “2016 was the year AI came of age”, “AI was everywhere in 2016”, and “The Great A.I. Awakening” were all over the media in the ending weeks of 2016 and we are curious about what 2017 will bring.

I found particularly interesting that the current applications, future potential, and possible risks even attracted interest beyond the tech community through TV shows like Westworld, coverage on traditional media and even Obama’s farewell address.


Ha Duong

Investment Principal at Ocean Investment (single family office). Advisor at Cambrial Capital, Mentor at Techstars, Contributor at Forbes.

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