#23 Wendy Xiao Schadeck & PJ Pärson | Web 3.0, Decentralization & Europe

#23 Wendy Xiao Schadeck & PJ Pärson | Web 3.0, Decentralization & Europe

In this episode, Isak and William talked to two Northzone Partners, Pär-Jörgen Pärson and Wendy Xiao Schadeck. Northzone is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Stockholm and New York, with many impressive companies in their portfolio. Many of these are shaping the almost paradigmatic change that the internet, decentralized protocols, and entrepreneurship are facilitating in these times. Some refer to it as Web 3.0. Listen to this episode to find out what that is and what it means for us.

Expect to learn:

Why digital decentralization is powerful and will mold the future.

What might we expect the next big disruptions to be?

Why Wendy and PJ think Europe has definitely not lost the race vs. China and the US.

What role will humans and institutions play in a digitally decentralized world?


1:15 Intros

5:05 Why now is the most exciting time for entrepreneurship

8:35 E-commerce in Europe

9:50 Web 3.0

15:25 Bitcoin and media narratives about cryptos

21:25 Institutions vs. protocols, humans vs. algorithms

28:20 Discussion on the 4th Industrial Revolution

32:00 “The word finance shouldn’t even exist”

39:50 Stakeholder ownership

41:05 What is Europe’s role in this change?

44:05 “Europe is not the underdog anymore.”

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