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Assess the Value of a Blockchain Startup
Veronica Buron
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Assess the Value of a Blockchain Startup

Learn what drives the success of a blockchain startup and how to evaluate it.

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Wednesdays
 at
4:00
P.M.
 ET /
1:00
P.M.
PT
8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Intermediate
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

Given that the crypto space is still an emerging industry, there are no data standards in how to best analyze the success of crypto project. In this Build project, you'll wear the hat of a Financial Analyst and conduct due diligence on several blockchain startups. Under the supervision of an experienced Build Fellows, you'll build out financial models and write up an investment report. You'll become familiar with the blockchain industry and use tools like Excel and Messari Research. All this will happen in an environment that simulates the operations of a real Finance team.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Learn how to navigate different crypto research platforms like Messari Research, Token Terminal
  • Understand blockchain metrics and how they compare with your traditional financial valuation metrics  
  • Speak smartly around the topic of blockchain  


Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
Foundation of Blockchain Technology
3
Pros and Cons within the Crypto Industry
4
Decentralized Finance Intro Part 1
5
Decentralized Finance Intro Part 2
6
Decentralized Finance Deep Dive
7
Presentation Prep, AMA
8
Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of Accounting and Financial Modeling: you should understand discounted future cash flows, annual reports, and 10-Ks  
  • Basic knowledge of blockchain and startup industry: you should understand concepts around public ledgers and immutability and be open to learn about transactions tracking tools on block explorers (Etherscan etc). Otherwise, you may need to dedicate a bit more time to learning these things during the project. 
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint: you should be able to use these tools for simple data analysis, preparing your report and slide deck for the final presentation. 

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Veronica Buron is a Finance Build Fellow at Open Avenues, where she works with students leading projects in Blockchain Technology.

Veronica is a Financial Analyst at Eclipse Laboratories where she works on blockchain infrastructure.

Veronica has 3 of years of experience in blockchain technology. She has worked at a couple different blockchain startups within Institutional, Decentralized Finance, and Consumer verticals.

She holds a degree in Economics.

A fun fact about Veronica: she loves cows.

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