PitchIt Podcast #47: Nelson Chu of Percent

On episode 47, I talk with Nelson Chu of Percent. Percent was founded with the belief that investing in alternative investments should be more transparent, more accessible, and more liquid than ever before.

There has been an explosion of interest in alternative investments in the last few years as traditional assets, and low rates offered investors little upside.

Percent is helping make these assets more accessible to a larger population segment through innovative technology.

Nelson and I talk about his journey to percent from Wall Street, how they increase access and transparency to alternatives, the accredited investor rule, blockchain technology, and the web3 movement, building a culture for a growing team, raising capital, and much more.

So without further ado, I present Nelson Chu of Percent. I hope you all enjoy the show and be prepared to learn:

  • Nelson’s journey to Percent
  • The growth of alternative investments
  • How Percent defines alternative investments
  • The accredited investor rule
  • Low rates and the impact on the growth of alternative investments
  • The impact of Web3 and blockchain on capital markets
  • Nelson’s thoughts on the Web3 movement overall
  • Biggest lesson learned: the power of a good team
  • Best advice received: surround yourself with people that are far smarter than you
  • Advice to fellow founders: nothing is ever as bad as it seems, nothing is also ever as good as it seems
  • Last book read: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Favorite book: Powerful by Patty McCord and Measure What Matters by John Doerr
  • And much more.

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  • Todd Anderson

    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.