Meet Fabio Pezzotti, Founder and CEO of Iconium: The First And Only Italian Crypto Investment Fund

I’m Fabio Pezzotti and I’m the CEO and Founder of Iconium.

I’ve been a tech entrepreneur since 1998 when I founded my first internet venture, Xoom Spa. It soon established itself as the leading web community in Italy and was then acquired by SEAT Pagine Gialle, one of the leading European digital groups at the time.

In 2006 I founded Mobango Ltd in London, a unique content platform for mobile users and one of the first Android app stores. Mobango saw the entry of large venture capital funds and was then acquired by Mumbai-based People Infocom, which was funded by Sequoia and Intel Capital.

I was also a seed investor in Vertical Response Inc (based in San Francisco), which was acquired by DeLuxe Corporation (NYS: DLX) in 2013.

In 2010 I founded Xandas New Media Ventures, a venture studio that co-founds startups and invests in seed startups.

In 2017 I discovered Bitcoin and the blockchain world and founded Iconium together with an experienced and international team.

Iconium is a leading crypto investment fund focused on backing amazing teams aiming to disrupt Blockchain, DeFi, Web3 and the Metaverse. We invest in the most innovative early-stage projects with the aim of creating a diversified portfolio of digital assets well positioned to anticipate thematic trends in the industry.

ICONIUM – 19 investments, exits, 18 portfolio companies – Unicorn Nest

How did you come up with the idea for the company?

When I first came across bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, it immediately reminded me of the pioneering phase of the web, which I was part of. Sensing the tremendous opportunities that would await in the next decade, I decided to drop all other activities and devote myself full-time to this new, exciting world.

The purpose of Iconium is to research and select the best projects in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space and actively contribute to the growth and development of this incredible industry.

What projects are you currently concentrating on? What are the trends of the crypto investment industry?

By now, Iconium has reviewed more than 2,000 projects and funded over 80, supporting its teams at every stage of the journey, from strategy to product customization to tokenomics.

During these years we have developed a broad knowledge of the market and written many success stories that we are very proud of: Terra, Secret, ThorChain, Efinity, just to name a few.

Everything is moving extremely fast in this ever-changing industry and the injection of large amounts of capital along with the entry of institutional players has further accelerated this process.

In 2020, the decentralized finance boom took place. Today we are definitely in the era of NFTs, Metaverse and Play-2-Earn. Also, we believe we are moving towards a “multichain” future where blockchains with different focuses and purposes coexist and users can move their assets across different chains with little to no effort, increasing the adoption of this technology and liquidity promotes in the crypto industry.

What can we expect from Iconium this year?

In the near future, we expect that the awareness of this industry will continue to grow and gradually lead to mass adoption. This will certainly open up new scenarios and further possibilities.

As new users keep approaching this new world, we firmly believe that delivering the best user experience will really make an impact both in the onboarding process and later stages. Because of this, we anticipate high growth potential for cross-chain solutions and crypto wallets (see Jack Dorsey’s project for a new crypto wallet), both of which represent essential tools for users to move through the numerous opportunities that are emerging on a daily basis this world offers.

Additionally, as the new Web3 economic model continues to thrive, we expect decentralized solutions to increasingly replace centralized business. The benefits of a revenue-sharing model, with communities of users increasingly involved in the decision-making process, are obvious. In our view, users will soon get used to receiving something in return and this will establish itself as the new business standard.

As for Iconium, we will continue our ongoing efforts to support the projects that share our same vision for the future. We plan to invest an additional $60 million over the next two years. We will leverage our expertise and the network of development and marketing partners, crypto experts, launchpads and exchanges we have built to date to make the projects we select a success. Meet Fabio Pezzotti, Founder and CEO of Iconium: The First And Only Italian Crypto Investment Fund

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