221: Crypto Fund Takes Flight on Thematic Trading w/ Matthew Dibb

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Matthew Dibb’s the Founder and CIO of Astronaut Capital, a cryptocurrency and digital asset fund—utilizing a thematic approach. Since attracting its first investors in 2019, the fund has gone on to report cumulative returns in excess of 1,200%.

In a life prior to crypto, Matt was a traditional finance guy, having held roles as a futures and FX trader for banks/institutions, while also doing a stint in VC too.

Topics & Timestamps:

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  • 04:05 – Entering crypto, failed VC fundraise > ICO success story, peak scams.
  • 14:10 – Greatest differentiators when trading traditional vs crypto markets.
  • 22:35 – Establishing a crypto fund, attracting investors, AUM growth.
  • 30:45 – Generating alpha, trend trading, thematic allocation, technical analysis.
  • 40:15 – Pairs trading strategy, writing covered calls (selling volatility).
  • 49:30 – Minimizing downside, managing crypto-specific risks.
  • 59:05 – Final words for crypto newcomers.

Matthew Dibb: Founder & CIO, Astronaut Capital.

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