Transitioning from building tech & companies into VC creates a unique opportunity to see new companies through an entirely different lens, one that's empathetic to the founder and cognizant of the trends creators are following. Fresh from participating in the ETH Denver hackathon, building 2 hacks, and winning the DeFi track, William Starr, Technical Lead of FTC's DeFi Fund, spent some time to reflect on what is next for building in web3.
The momentum I felt being present at the hackathon inspired me. Over the week, I contributed to two projects: one winning the DeFi track, and another winning a sponsored bounty. Most importantly, my time at ETHDenver and experience participating in the hackathon gave me some time to reflect a bit on the state of being a developer in the crypto space.