Oct. 21, 2021

Why Bet on Missionary Founders with Han Kao

Why Bet on Missionary Founders with Han Kao

Han Kao, the CEO of Sanctor Capital, discusses Sanctor Capital, going from 0 to 1 as a startup, EVR Nightclub, sensible regulation, and Bitcoin and inflation


My guest today is my friend Han Kao, the CEO of Sanctor Capital, a thesis-driven investment manager that focuses on early-stage blockchain and distributed ledger projects. Their investment philosophy centers on identifying business opportunities with transformative potential, led by people who can demonstrate excellence in their field. They have a very founder-friendly ethos. They invest more than just capital into each project because for them this is about more than just money. Their hands-on approach frees innovators to focus on what they do best, building groundbreaking technologies Han Kao is the founder of Crypto Briefing and has been analyzing and investing in the blockchain space since 2013. He is a serial entrepreneur with international experience, multiple successful exits, and 20+ years in IT and media. Han grew up in New York City and graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur and enjoys building amazing products and growing tech businesses from 0 to 1. He is an active blockchain and cryptocurrency investor. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, golfing, and investing in reading up on crypto and blockchain. Han is a wealth of knowledge who gave incredible insights into the crypto market for both investors and founders. We discuss Sanctor Capital, going from 0 to 1 as a startup, EVR Nightclub, sensible regulation, and Bitcoin and inflation. We begin our conversation by discussing Sanctor Capital and their recent Trubo Demo Day. Han discusses the importance of founder-market fit and why missionary founders are more likely to succeed. Han does an excellent job at explaining from personal experience the importance of perseverance and simply surviving as a startup until you find product-market-fit. Han goes on to discuss how he got into tech and his entrepreneurship journey. We go on to discuss how Han got introduced to Bitcoin and how his work experience allowed him to understand the value proposition of Bitcoin before it was mainstream. We also discuss EVR Nightclub, the first bar in NYC to accept Bitcoin. We also discuss the importance of cross-chain compatibility and interoperability. Han stresses the importance of interoperability to unlock the true power of DeFi. We continue our conversation by discussing the importance of sensible regulation to help foster the growth crypto industry within America. We go on to discuss taking a startup from 0 to 1 and the early product iteration stage. We finish our conversation by discussing Bitcoin, inflation, and the rising financial burden on average Americans. Please enjoy my conversation with Han Kao.

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