Ask An Expert: Web3 and The Metaverse, and Why You Should Care

The latest instalment of Valhalla Private Capital’s ‘Ask An Expert’ series (taking place on 1 March) is set to cover Web3, the metaverse and its impacts on investors and startups alike.

Moderated by Mark Mitchell, Edmonton Chapter President at Valhalla Private Capital, the virtual event – titled ‘What’s Web3 and The Metaverse and Why You Should Care’ – will feature Blockchain Founders Fund managing director Aly Madhavji, Frontier co-founder Dhawl Shah and Jeffrey Manner, general partner at Weave VC.

Aly Madhavji

Aly Madhavji is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine.

He is the managing director at Blockchain Founders Fund (BFF) which invests in and venture builds top-tier startups. He is a limited partner of Loyal VC and Draper Goren Holm. He is a senior blockchain fellow at INSEAD and was recognized as a “Blockchain 100” global leader by Lattice80.

Aly serves as a board member of CryptoStar Corp, Mechanical Technology Incorporated and has served on various advisory boards including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, which manages a $2.5B budget. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator, an elite accelerator program operated by the venture fund SOSV with $855M+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX).

Aly holds a Master of Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar from Tsinghua University (清华大学), a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (Singapore and France), and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto.

Dhawal Shah

Dhawal Shah is a serial entrepreneur and investor.

He co-founded Frontier, A Web3 DeFi Wallet, subsequently, he has been a speaker at several events and has managed more than 70 early-stage investments across Web3, DeFi (decentralized finance), Metaverse, and GameFi. He is based out of the Greater Toronto Region.

Jeffrey Manner

Jeffrey Manner is a general partner at Weave VC. He is the current head of BD & Partnerships – Metabox Labs, and has previously held roles at Galaxy Digital, First Coin Capital and Consensus Core. He has more than seven years of blockchain, crypto and Web3 experience, alongside a MSc in economics.

Valhalla Private Capital members and other interested parties can join the event via Eventbrite.

Previous ‘Ask An Expert’ events hosted by Valhalla Private Capital explored the ag tech industry and risk and rewards.

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2 thoughts on “Ask An Expert: Web3 and The Metaverse, and Why You Should Care”

  1. Do you see value in young or new investors with small capital (under 50k) investing heavily in new technologies like Web3, Metaverse, etc or stick with tried and true investment strategies?

  2. Hi Derrick – that question will be answered by our experts on March 1st. We strongly recommend you registering for the free event to ask that question and more!

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