Netherlands-based Venture Cafe Rotterdam and Amsterdam-based crypto asset manager Icoinic Capital, have announced to partner up to simplify the “world of crypto” and create more awareness and understanding around this investment from the startups, scaleups, and entrepreneurs point of view.
The partnership, which will begin in September 2021, will offer a dynamic interaction during Venture Cafe’s Thursday Gathering – the largest innovation community gathering in the Netherlands (pre-covid that is).
“Connecting innovators to make things happen”
The Venture Cafe Rotterdam is a non-profit organisation and part of the Venture Cafe Global Institute and the Cambridge Innovation Center. It is focused on connecting entrepreneurs, investors, students, and other innovators to each other and to the outside community to foster innovation, growth, and create impact.
Every Thursday (between 16.00-19.00 Hrs) Venture Cafe Rotterdam claims to host the largest innovation community gathering in the Netherlands. The organisation mentioned on its website that, “On a weekly basis more than 300 innovators join our Thursday Gathering for networking and an interesting program at Groot Handelsgebouw (4th floor), Stationsplein 45, 3013AK, Rotterdam.”
Besides Rotterdam, the first European expansion in 2015, Venture Cafe is also located in Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Providence, Warsaw, Sydney, and Tokyo, Japan.
Opportunity for the startup community
This partnership with Icoinic Capital will enable Venture Cafe to dive deeper into investment topics that are relevant to the innovation ecosystem. The organisation believes, Icoinic Capital’s advice during the aptly named “Crypto Cafe” will benefit the community and support its growth.
Speaking on the development, Anoesjka Imambaks, Executive Director at Venture Cafe, says, “Venture Cafe Rotterdam’s Investment Cafe helps our community to understand the investors/investment climate and discover investment possibilities, shapes & forms. It also dives deep into subjects such as stock market, cryptocurrencies, and real estate. There is a large part of our innovation community interested in the latter, and this is where Icoinic Capital’s contributions will be of value.”
What to expect from this event?
Icoinic will be joining Venture Cafe’s monthly Investment Cafe, every third Thursday of the month. One can expect a mix of contributions from Icoinic for both those new to the crypto ecosystem as well as those who are more experienced.
The first “Crypto Cafe” will take place on Thursday, September the 16th, and will cover the fundamentals including:
- Where do cryptocurrencies find their origins?
- What is the regulatory framework of crypto, and can it even be regulated?
- How does crypto fit within the wider financial ecosystem?
- What are the geopolitical changes that come with crypto?
- Which coins are “solid” and which are not, and how do you identify them?
About Iconic Capital
Founded in 2017, Icoinic Capital is a data-driven investment group that manages a range of alternative investment funds focused on crypto-assets. The firm claims to have a multi-year track-record and continuous exposure in the crypto asset investment space.
For Wilhelm Roth, CEO, this partnership forges an important link with the innovation ecosystem. Roth says, “Icoinic is a trading firm that provides algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies, it trades in crypto-asset class. Our firm has been operating since 2017, as pioneers in our ecosystem we find education and the sharing of knowledge as a critical value we cherish.”
Roth further adds, “Joining Venture Cafe Rotterdam’s Investment Cafe allows us to bring our experience and expertise to an innovative community that shares our passion for the exploration and shaping of the new frontiers of finance.”