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Ben Forman

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Ben Forman – Opportunities in DeFi (EP.256, Crypto for Institutions 2, EP.03)

Capital Allocators – Inside the Institutional Investment Industry

Ben Forman is the Founder and Managing Partner of ParaFi Capital, a $1 billion investment and technology firm that focuses on decentralized finance across digital assets, venture equity, and quantitative strategies. Ben launched ParaFi in 2018 after a decade in traditional finance roles across investment banking, credit investing, and private equity at venerable institutions such as Rothschild, TPG, and KKR. Our conversation covers Ben’s background, pivot to crypto, and launch of ParaFi into a bear market. We then discuss opportunities in the world of DeFi, including borrowing and lending, stablecoins, scaling, insurance, governance, and capital allocation. We close with ParaFi’s research and valuation approach, engagement with DeFi protocols, and seeding crypto managers.   Learn More  Follow Ted on Twitter at @tseides or LinkedIn  Subscribe to the mailing list  Access Transcript with Premium Membership

1hr 15mins

20 Jun 2022

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The Current State of DeFi Investing | Ben Forman

Empire

On today’s episode of Empire Blockwork’s co-founder Jason Yanowitz and his co-host Santiago Roel Santos are joined by Ben Forman, managing partner at ParaFi Capital.Ben launched ParaFi in 2018 after seeing the potential of DeFi. Now with around $1 billion AUM, he provides his thoughts on how the DeFi ecosystem has evolved.Ben also shares his insights into how the recent Jan. 21 2022, market sell-off compares to March 2020, the explosive growth of stablecoins, the layer-1 wars, opportunities in NFTs, gaming and the biggest crypto trends for 2022.This episode was recorded on January 21, 2022.ParaSwap:If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out paraswap.io. ParaSwap’s state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage.--Empire is brought to you by Blockworks, a financial media brand delivering breaking news and premium insights about digital assets to millions of investors. For more content like this, subscribe to Blockworks' free daily newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/Follow me and Santiago on Twitter, @JasonYanowitz and @santiagoroel; let us know what you thought of the show!Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4UTePv1CR3APdKOiosR3Iq?si=41bc452345b649f9Subscribe to the podcast on Apple: https://apple.co/3srZf7M 

48mins

27 Jan 2022

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Block Crunch - Is DeFi in a Bubble? - Ben Forman, ParaFi Capital

The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network

Ben Forman is the Founder and Managing Partner at DeFi focused fund ParaFi, backed by billionaire Henry Kravis among other well known investors. Ben makes his podcast debut and joins us in discussing:Is DeFi in a bubble? How can we tell?What areas of DeFi are under-invested? What's overhyped?Specific projects and verticals Ben is trackingThoughts on yield miningAre institutions looking at DeFi?Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61EResources:Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.ioSubscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.comMusical credits:Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permissionOutro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

23 Jul 2020

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Is DeFi in a Bubble? - Ben Forman, ParaFi Capital, Ep. 108

The Blockcrunch Podcast

Ben Forman is the Founder and Managing Partner at DeFi focused fund ParaFi, backed by billionaire Henry Kravis among other well known investors. Ben makes his podcast debut and joins us in discussing: Is DeFi in a bubble? How can we tell? What areas of DeFi are under-invested? What's overhyped? Specific projects and verticals Ben is tracking Thoughts on yield mining Are institutions looking at DeFi? Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed. BTC: 3EFSLnPpme6Lo6DynN1bVV9owooueFvEmJ ETH: 0xdec40AA30B9C562aB4b839529BfC290C1B5Da61E ** Resources: Borrow and lend crypto at market-beating rates: Nexo.io Subscribe to my essays here: jasonchoi.substack.com  **** Musical credits: Transition track: "BHANGER" by Phortissimo. Used with permission Outro track: "LEMMiNO - Infinity [Chill]" is released under a Creative Commons license (BY-SA) 4.0 Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/uweorwa3q34 Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

1hr 1min

22 Jul 2020

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#33 Ben Forman, Co-Founder, Wrestler

Ground Breaking Podcast

This week I am speaking with Ben Forman the co-founder of Wrestler. Wrestler are a creative agency specialising in human centred storytelling.They have worked with the likes of Allbirds, Singapore Airlines, NZ Post and Kiwibank. From creating parody rap videos in high school Ben has come along way having been named this year on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list. Ben is one of only six New Zealanders to make the list this year, and the only Kiwi in the media, marketing & advertising category.If you enjoy this interview be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with your network. Stay awesome Eli SmitFounder & HostGround Breaking Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

26 Aug 2019

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Ben Forman - Story telling & building transmedia worlds

Access Granted NZ

It was perfect timing for Raj to chat with Ben Forman, co-founder at Wrestler, as he was recently announced by Forbes as a top 30 under 30 ... what an amazing story he has to tell.Ben is passionate about storytelling through technology, with a strong focus on future technologies - did you know he started one of NZ's first commercial drone companies, has been at the forefront of the online video wave since before it was cool, and now runs one of NZ's top VR / AR production companies.Check out the growth, why Ben believes he was at the right place at the right time, and where to next ...- https://nz.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-forman- https://twitter.com/benforman- https://www.wrestler.nz/- https://www.wellingtonnz.com/about-wellingtonnz/positively-informed/30-under-30-wrestlers-ben-forman/------------------------------------------------------Behind the scenes of tech, media, and startups, hosted by Mike Riversdale, Raj Khushal, Vivian Chandra, and others. See you at #WellyTechShare, Follow and Like us on:- https://twitter.com/AccessGrantedNZ - https://facebook.com/AccessGrantedNZ - https://linkedin.com/company/access-granted-podcast Subscribe to the show:- https://www.accessgranted.nz/subscribe/#WellyTech news and events- https://wellytech.accessgranted.nz/- https://www.meetup.com/WellyTech/- https://mobile.twitter.com/wellytechnz Buy the AG merch:- https://www.accessgranted.nz/shop/

32mins

18 Jun 2019

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Episode 9 - YALLA SD, Robbie Keane visits soccerloco, Ben Forman Drives the Rolls and More

SoccerNation

Nate and Dike are joined by San Diego Spurs Chairman Ben Forman to discuss the 2nd Annual Premier League Supporters Club Holiday Party benefiting YALLA SD, a nonprofit organization geared towards providing refugee and immigrant youth to achieve a college education.Click here to learn more about YALLA: https://www.crowdrise.com/yallasandiegoThe guys then recount Ben's encounter with Robbie Keane and his agent Paul Kemsley at the soccerloco store in Carlsbad California.Dike also met Keano and their conversation is included in this jam packed episode of the SoccerNation Podcast!Follow us on Twitter at @DikeNatsai, @NateAbaurrea, and @soccer_nation. Find Ben at @BenjaminLForman and @SDSpurs Email us at news@soccernation.comSpecial thanks to Patrick Erhard (ashwilliamstheband.bandcamp.com) and Alexandar Bang.

1hr 19mins

6 Dec 2016