Episode 3

September 21, 2022


Julien Pageaud and Thibaut Chessé, Sparkle Ventures

Hosted by

Clarice Qiu Lin Ning
Julien Pageaud and Thibaut Chessé, Sparkle Ventures
SustainaDAO Non-Fungible Talk
Julien Pageaud and Thibaut Chessé, Sparkle Ventures

Sep 21 2022 | 00:24:50


Show Notes

Welcome to SustainaDAO Non-fungible Talk, a show about all things DAO and Web3.  I am your host, Clarice Qiu. Our expert guests for our second episode are Julien Pageaud, General Partner from Sparkle Ventures, and Thibaut Chessé, Principal of Sparkle Ventures. 

Julien is a global citizen and former Lead of Strategic Investments at Nomura. He has been an early investor in core blockchain protocols and digital asset infrastructures. He has held various advisory roles in technology companies and is recognized as a digital asset infrastructure expert by his peers. Prior to that, Julian held different senior positions for 15 years in the investment banking industry - most recently at Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs.

Thibaut Chesse was formerly in charge of the adoption strategy for the Tezos blockchain. Trained at IBM, he has an extensive background in Financial Engineering and Computer Science.

The SustainaDAO Non-fungible Talk podcast covers all things DAO and Web3 from the team at SustainaDAO. In each episode, we’ll discuss a wide range of topics around blockchain technology and sustainability. You’ll hear about the most current advances in the metaverse, crypto, DAO, and how we can create sustainable value in the blockchain world. SustainaDAO is a decentralized protocol that promotes social and environmental balance with blockchain technology. Each week, your host Clarice Qiu will interview investors, entrepreneurs, and educators to decode the blockchain market trends. This show is for builders, social innovators, sustainability enthusiasts, and anyone who is curious about Web3 technologies. 


In this episode, you’ll hear: 


  • Julian’s background and path to the blockchain sphere
  • Thibaut’s background and how he met Julian and joined Sparkle Ventures
  • Digital token economics must be profitable and well-managed to achieve long-term stability
  • The collaboration between Animoca, Sandbox, and Sparkle Venture
  • Sparkle Venture’s investment tactics – the focus is on infrastructure, not content
  • Day to Day ops at Sparkle - gathering information, research, observing global networks to observe market movement, keeping in touch with industries like automotive, insurance, and real estate to estimate when it will become standard
  • The next trend in blockchain - there is not enough use at this time to formulate any future theories
  • Emerging trends –play to earn, work to earn, and create to earn? Not enough data or contextual info at this time to predict usage
  • Market crackdown – do your investment plans change?
  • How does the market crackdown give a new direction to your investment plans?
  • Sustainability - Sparkle is looking at resolving financial inequalities
  • Advice for blockchain entrepreneurs, DAO builders – Need for true innovation, users will have a choice in a global market, must think strategically and be flexible to changing needs


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