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Podcast: Investing in frontier capital markets, from Eastern Europe to ICOs, and tokenized securities, with TenSquared Capital Managing Partner Stan Miroshnik
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Podcast: Investing in frontier capital markets, from Eastern Europe to ICOs, and tokenized securities, with TenSquared Capital Managing Partner Stan Miroshnik

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Hi Fintech Futurists —

Welcome back to our podcast series! For those that want to subscribe in your app of choice, you can now find us at Apple, Spotify, or on RSS.

In this conversation, we chat with Stan Miroshnik - Founder and Managing Partner of TenSquared Capital LLC (10SQ). Stan has nearly 25 years of experience in growth and venture investing, investment banking, and corporate finance that bring a depth of global industry relationships with founders, companies, regulators, and peer investors.

Prior to launching 10SQ, Stan co-founded 10T Holdings LLC in 2019 - one of the largest private equity investment managers focused on the digital asset ecosystem with $1.2Bn in AUM. Stan started his career focused on financial institutions at Morgan Stanley, with investment banking roles across New York, London, and Emerging Markets. He received his B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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Topics: crypto, digital assets, venture capital, investment, blockchain, ICO, tokenization

Tags: TenSquared Capital, 10THoldings, 10T, 10SQ, Animoca, Coatue, Tiger, Civic


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Timestamp

  • 1’28: Navigating the Financial Landscape: From Soviet Childhood to Blockchain Innovation

  • 4’03: Transitioning from Soviet Roots to Global Finance: A Journey Through Capital Markets and the Emergence of Digital Assets

  • 11’07: Emergence of Russian Capital Markets: Navigating the Complexities of Financial Evolution and Integration

  • 15’15: Bitcoin and the Birth of a New Capital Market: Pioneering Digital Asset Investment Banking

  • 19’13: Compliance Complexity in 2024: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Digital Asset Regulation

  • 23’25: Reflecting on the ICO Market: Balancing Innovation, Speculation, and the Evolution of Digital Assets

  • 27’53: From ICOs to Institutional Investment: Charting the Evolution of Digital Asset Markets with 10T Holdings and TenSquared Capital

  • 32’18: Assessing Growth Stage Investments in the Digital Asset Space: Navigating the Challenges of Valuation and Opportunity in 2021-2022

  • 35’24: Identifying Emerging Leaders in Digital Assets: A Look at Key Sectors and Companies Shaping the 2024 Market Landscape

  • 36’25: Exploring the Future of Digital Assets: Exploring Infrastructure, Consumer Applications, and Financial Services in the Blockchain Ecosystem

  • 43’04: The channels used to connect with Stan & learn more about TenSquared Capital


Sneak Peek:

Stan Miroshnik:
…we started seeing very exciting companies we've been tracking for a while start to come to market and talk about primary fundraisers. So, I'm very excited about Q1 and Q2 of 2024.

The other piece of the market we didn't really talk about, but there's a big secondaries market that's developed for all those great companies from the last cycle, there's a large chunk of stock available in the secondary market at meaningful discounts. And so that also presents an opportunity to step into companies that have been on my shopping list for a very long time at what are becoming fairly attractive valuations.

Lex Sokolin:
Can you give a sense of some of the sectors or some of the types of companies that you're most excited about?

Stan Miroshnik:
Our taxonomy of this space is these five verticals that we really care about. The first is infrastructure and developer tools. Then we look at what we called functional networks that kind of became popularly known now as DPINs, which is decentralized physical infrastructure and smart contracts. We spent a lot of time thinking about consumer applications, data analytics, and then lastly financial services and tokenization. And so, if we think about infrastructure, it's companies like Fireblocks, it's companies like Tatum, Figment, some of the well-known names that have established themselves and have a strong track record of operating performance throughout the last two cycles.

On the DPIN and functional network side, obviously Helium has been a fantastic historian. We've been Helium investors for a long time, but there are other great companies in that space like Demo that are emerging on the smart contract side, big players like…

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