Yele Bademosi is a Tech entrepreneur and investor who is passionate about helping his home continent of Africa. Yele studied Medicine at King’s College London before opting out to focus on technology entrepreneurship.
He is the co-founder of Nestcoin, Founder of Bundle and Founding Partner of Microtraction. He was also a director at the venture capital arm of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance.
In this video, Yele speaks to me about his journey into entrepreneurship, his passion for investment and cryptocurrency. He also sheds light on the solutions Nestcoin will be providing to expose Africans to the benefits and possibilities of Blockchain.
0:09 Introduction 2:19 Beyond crypto and VC, how would you describe yourself? 3:56 Can you give us context on your career and educational background? 8:55 Why did you go that route as against simple starting what you wanted? 14:39 How did Microtraction start? 23:00 How have you built your team at Microtraction? 27:14 What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt as a VC? 28:13 What do you look for in a Founder to earn your believe and trust? 39:19 How did you find Crypto? 42:46 How did the Bundle Idea come in? 45:10 What was the biggest challenge in building Bundle and actions that led to your successes? 49:00 When did you know it was the right time to leave Bundle? 51:10 You’ve done a lot of things right, what are the things you did wrong 53:20 Of all of these things you’ve done in the space of 5-6 years, which would you say is one of the most daring and why? 56:17 Which of your successes is your personal and favorite win? 58:29 Tell me about the new thing you’re building? 1:02:47 When you are picking the people closest to you? What do you look out for? 1:04:39 What’s one city you haven’t visited but would love to visit soon? 1:06:00 What are two things on your bucket list that you would like to tick off? 1:07:30 There are so many ways to get into tech, for people who are looking to join the Tech Industry, what would be your one or two primary advice to them?