In our 3rd episode of the Humans of Crypto Podcast, we were delighted to welcome Pavel Jakovlev. Last time we were together, in person, was during the World Economic Forum, in Davos Switzerland, in January 2020. Eons ago. In the meantime, he has built his own venture, Ancore Strategy.
Fantastic communicator, Pavel has had a lot of success managing and supporting startups, developing marketing strategies, driving their business… very passionate he shares how emotionally involved he can get with clients. A definite strength and something he has to also deal with, as the work hours are long and hard to track.
In this episode, we discuss his path in the crypto, blockchain startup world at CV Labs, Ancore Strategy, his own show White Spaces and his personal development.
We hope you enjoy learning about Pavel, as much as we appreciated having him over for our 3rd epidsode.
The break down
01:50 A father & a builder
03:47 Discovering Bitcoin, Tor and the Silk Road in 2011
07:20 Ralf Glabischnig a friend and a mentor
08:34 Davos & CV VC Labs event
12:55 Britany Kaiser, Cambridge Analytica, Own Your Data, the Great Hack
16:25 Working with a battle tested team
17:30What it’s like to be an event organiser in Davos, World Economic Forum 2020
27:00 Market fluctuation affecting the crypto event scene
32:00 Crypto Valley Zug the place to be for digital asset companies
38:45 Mindset of regulators in Switzerland
41:29 3 key take-aways when reviewing a project
42:36 Baby interlude
46:00 The team is everything
47:15 Incubator life
50:30 Advices for a successful startup
53:53 How many times have you failed?
55:00 Andrew Wilkinson and the Metalab/Asana story
59:49 Mental health & hustle porn
01:08:13 Parenthood & learning patience
01:11:23 Anchor management
01:14:00 Making the world a better place
01:15:00 Getting emotionally involved with projects
01:16:40 COO Valentina Coco – Bad cop, bad cop
01:19:40 2 types of founders
01:22:55 Investor pitching
01:25:07 White Spaces show – personal stories of people working in innovation
01:32:48 Show & tell
01:41:26 Venture builder
01:41:30 Learning from female colleagues
01:44:40 Next steps
01:45:40 Non profit, focused on connecting ideas & capital
01:46:24 Shout out to Valentina Coco, COO at Ancore Strategy