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Angel investing insights with Szymon Sypniewicz, co-founder & CEO of Ramp Network

A discussion on angel investing, fintech, WEB3, and and learnings from Szymon's angel investing journey.

Join us as Tom Wilson from Seedcamp and Anthony Danon from Cocoa talk to Szymon Sypniewicz, co-founder & CEO of Ramp Network.

Prior to Ramp, he was an advisor for a peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform. He has a background in law and has worked for several legal firms, including Norton Rose Fulbright.

Szymon has also worked as the Director of Research at the Adrianople Group, where he conducted research on free economic zones around the world – focusing on areas in which companies are taxed very lightly or not at all to encourage economic activity. Like many leaders across the crypto space, Szymon has roots in libertarian free-market ideology, he is one of the original founders of the Libertarian Party in Poland.

Watch it here or add it to your episodes on Apple or Spotify 🎧

Chapters:

  • 00:50 Simon's Background and Journey

  • 01:03 Founding RAMP Network

  • 01:47 Transition to Angel Investing

  • 02:39 First Angel Investment Experience

  • 02:50 Investment Strategy and Learning

  • 02:53 Focus on Complex Technologies

  • 03:57 Investment Patterns and Themes

  • 05:03 Web3 and Early Stage Investments

  • 05:42 Criteria for Selecting Founders

  • 08:49 Geographical Focus: Poland and Europe

  • 10:45 Specialization vs. Broad Knowledge

  • 14:40 Characteristics of Successful Founders

  • 23:07 Advice for Aspiring Angels

  • 27:37 The Role of Angel Investors

👋 Upcoming in-person events we’re hosting

There’s nothing we like better than getting Europe’s best and brightest together with good food, drinks, and conversations that go truly deep.

SuperVenture Side event on Realizing DPI | 5th of June | 🌍 Berlin, Germany | Join the waitlist.

European VC Awards | 4th of June | 🌍 Berlin, Germany | Get tickets.

📅 Upcoming virtual events

From time to time, a podcast is just not enough. Check out our roundtables and live events below.

🏆 Firesides with the winners of the European VC Awards

Fireside with the Newcomer of the Year Winner | 13/6, 12-1:30 PM | Register here. Hundreds of new VC funds come to market every year. But only ONE will win Newcomer of The Year. This is your chance to meet the winner firsthand.

Fireside chat with the Winner of the Hall of Fame | 25/6, 12-1 PM | Register here.
Hear firsthand from a true giant upon whose shoulders the European tech ecosystem stands tall.

🗓️ The VC Conferences You Can’t Miss

There are some events that just have to be on the calendar. Here’s our list, hit us up if you’re going, we’d love to meet!

SuperVenture | 📆 4 - 6 June | 🌍 Berlin, Germany

Nordic LP Forum & TechBBQ | 📆 September | 🌍 Copenhagen, Denmark

How to Web | | 📆 2-3 October | 🌍 Bucharest, Romania

WVC:E Summit 2024 | | 📆 7-8 October | 🌍 Paris, France

North Star & GITEX Global | 📆 14 - 18 Oct | 🌍 Dubai, UAE

Invest in Bravery | 📆 22th of October | 🌍 Kyiv, Ukraine

GITEX Europe 2025 | 📆 23 - 25 May 2025 | 🌍 Berlin, Germany


Trying to get in front of European VCs and LPs? The 2024 EUVC Media Kit is out - check it out here, and let’s talk. 💌


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