For those unfamiliar with the term “anon”, it refers to the prolific but anonymous identities that many veteran crypto investors use to discuss projects and express views on the market without revealing details of their personal lives.
Out of the legion of such popular anon accounts on Twitter, the members of a syndicate known as “eGirl Capital” have established large followings due to their commentary, research and investment in cryptocurrency.
In this episode of The Scoop, CL, an anon from eGirl Capital joins host Frank Chaparro to discuss how the group formed and why they are able to operate so cohesively.
As CL explained during the interview, the fourteen strong group formed out of friendship:
“The 14 of us kind of became friends over time. Mostly at first it was just sharing life stories, sharing alpha, so we got pretty tight after a few months.”
What started out in 2020 as a simple group chat between friends became reality when one of the group’s members registered eGirl Capital as a legal entity.
While not a VC firm in the traditional sense, the establishment of a legal entity paved the way for eGirl Capital to participate in deals together, as CL explained:
“There were more VCs setting up dealflow in chat rooms with us and projects hitting us up than we expected. We did not expect such a name to have a lot of legitimacy.”
At a time when established firms such as Bain Capital are entering the crypto space, CL believes the crypto native anons of eGirl Capital have an edge in terms of spotting quality projects.
While being crypto-native gives the group much more experience and knowledge than the traditional financial institutions who are trying to enter the space, eGirl Capital also benefits from their lack of traditional corporate structure.
“There is no founder, no head trader...and none of us are getting paid, except for a few interns,” CL said.
In regards to potential deals, the decision must be unanimous: “If one person is very firmly ‘no’ then it’s a no.”
During this episode, Chaparro and CL also discuss:
- Whether or not crypto gaming will be disruptive
- The potential impact of VR on society
- How shorting the market can be bullish
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