FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

The Decentralised Investor: Navigating Web3’s VC Landscape (with Sep Alavi, General Partner at White Star Capital)

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Join us for an exciting podcast episode as we delve into the establishment of White Star Capital with Sep Alavi, General Partner at the global multi-stage technology investment platform. 

Get ready to explore this exclusive discussion, understand how Sep started his company and learnings throughout his investment journey in FinTech, and gain insights into the views of entrepreneurs and investors on the Web2 and Web3 development. 

Key Topics covered:

  • Entrepreneur’s mindset in FinTech investment evolution of pre and post-development of Web3
  • Emerging FinTech investment opportunities in the LATAM area: Gaming, DeFi, and Web3
  • Gaming industry creating familiarity of FinTech integration to the community

Tune in to this captivating podcast episode for some informative discussions on the dynamic FinTech landscape and its intersection with gaming, entrepreneurship, and investment trends. 

Episode Guest

Sep Alavi

General Partner at White Star Capital

Sep Alavi serves as General Partner at White Star Capital. He serves as Board Member at Cometh. He is an Angel Investor. He serves as Board Member at Safello and Percent. Sep served as a Partner at Residence Ventures. He has been investing in privately-held early-stage tech companies since 2012, specializing in areas such as Fintech and Disruptive Commerce. Sep is an avid cyclist, a triathlete and a DJ

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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