63. Thinking Differently & The Wisdom Of Youth: 26y.o Ali Hamed

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Ali Hamed is a name you may not be familiar with yet, but we’re betting you will be. At just 26 years old, Ali is not only a co-founder of CoVenture – a firm that invests pre-seed venture capital, provides unconventional debt financing and manages a cryptocurrency index fund – but is also one of the clearest thinkers we’ve come across in our time at Equity Mates. We heard a couple of interviews Ali had done and were taken by the way he thought and his ability to express his insights clearly. From why the 2 hour movie is dead, to the practical utility of crypto, we think you’ll enjoy this one.


In this episode you will learn:

  • Why Ali thinks the 2 hour movie is the modern day Shakespearean sonnet.
  • Ali’s personal journey; from baseball scholarship, to sleeping on a park bench, to co-founding CoVenture.
  • One thing all company founders should remember when pitching to investors.
  • Any companies that Ali regrets passing on.
  • Why CoVenture looks for unpriced assets rather than mispriced assets.
  • The story of the creation of fiat currency (government-backed currency) and how that helps us think about cryptocurrency.
  • Why Ali is more bullish on bitcoin than the blockchain.
  • Some companies that may benefit from embracing crypto.
  • How Ali would value a digital account – like Instagram, AirBnB etc.
  • Why you should only consume media you pay for.
  • What keeps Ali up at night


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