An explosion of retail and institutional demand for crypto native products like DeFi and NFTs has caused massive network congestion, rendering even tier one blockchains unusable.
With hundreds of billions of dollars trading hands every day, the stakes are higher than ever.
The Blockchain Trilemma
This trilemma is a series of tradeoffs that represents one of the most difficult and unsolved computer science problems of the modern era.
Without the ability to efficiently scale up to larger volumes of transactions, blockchain networks will forever be hampered by congestion and high "gas fees".
Decentralized networks enable a greater degree of user privacy and resiliency, since information saved on the network is disseminated across multiple points instead of passing through a single point.
The network must be able to provide 24/7/365 enterprise-grade security.
What are Layer 2 Solutions?
Layer 2 solutions leverage bleeding edge cryptographic technology, like Roll Ups and Zero Knowlege Proofs, to process transactions in bulk beside or above the main chain resulting in a 100x performance increase with just a fraction of the gas fees.
Unlike other technologies, Layer 2 solutions provide the massive increase in performance of the Ethereum network, without compromising the security or decentralization that makes Ethereum so powerful.
Unlocking more value
Layer 2 scaling solutions, like Polygon, have created over USD 10 billion dollars of liquid and investable value for investors and users in the past 3 months alone.
Layer 2 Ventures
We believe that Layer 2 solutions are the future of the blockchain markets and we intend to be the leading blockchain infrastructure company, helping to power the most mission critical layer two and side chain networks like Polygon (Matic), Loom, and many more.
- Layer 2 Ventures secures these networks by bonding their native tokens to the network via enterprises grade custody, validator partnerships, liquidity mining and in-house technology
- We plan to acquire, stake and manage worlds largest network of Layer 2 digital assets.
- Layer 2 Ventures will be a high margin, cashflow positive business from day one that scales infinitely, allowing us the ability to explore other potential revenue streams.
layer 2 Asset portfolio
Layer 2 Ventures will acquire, stake and manage worlds largest network of Layer 2 digital assets. Through our partnerships and industry connections, we will be able to acquire assets efficiently and identify key opportunities within the Layer 2 ecosystem.
Yield farming refers the process of providing liquidity to a DeFi protocol in return for yield. Layer 2 Ventures will be able to provide liquidity via our assets.
Liquidity mining is a subset of yield farming. The main difference is that liquidity providers are compensated not just with fee revenue but also the platform’s own token.
Meet Our Team
We are assembling a team of leaders with vast experience in blockchain and capital markets.
Mo Yang (CPA CA) is a performance-oriented leader who has deep experience in the areas of blockchain technology, capital raising and finance.
Mo’s experience includes building and growing tech companies with complex holdings, M&A, capital markets and complex cryptocurrency accounting and treasury management. Mo is a graduate of the Master program of accounting at Concordia, speaks fluent English, French and Mandarin and is a Certified Professional Accountant and a CFA charterholder.
Nitin Ashok is a finance professional running his tax consulting and fintech startups. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has extensive experience in Crypto space and has been advising clients on various aspects of their dealings within the industry.
He brings 12 plus years of experience in accounting/tax and previously worked for KPMG Canada in the city of Langley BC. He has worked on complex engagements involving tax reorganizations and deal advisory in the past. He understands what it takes for clients to be successful at each stage of their business, whether they are looking to expand, strengthen or exit their company
Money is a Co-Founder and a Partner at Founders LLP, a full-service Canadian business law firm. Prior to this. Money worked for two of Canada's leading national firms.
Money is a seasoned and pragmatic transactional lawyer who prioritizes clients’ interests and always aims to facilitate transactions as efficiently as possible. He has worked extensively with start-ups, public and private companies, agents and underwriters on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, and general corporate law matters in a variety of industries including technology, cannabis, hospitality, financial services, mining, entertainment, real estate, automotive, health, packaged goods, seniors housing and apparel.
While at completing my joint JD/MBA at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business, Money was the recipient of the Hennick Gold Medal for Academic Excellence awarded each year to the top student graduating from the Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business Joint JD/MBA Program with the highest cumulative GPA.
For over two decades, Edmond Lau has been driving software development, architecture, technology roadmaps, product strategies, and leading multiple large software development organizations.
Edmond has worked at a variety of companies from early-stage startups to Fortune 100, across verticals such as Enterprise SaaS, Logistics, eSports, Internet of Things, Media Publishing, Marketing, Cryptocurrencies, Customer Relationship Management, and FinTech.
Edmond has served as the CTO of a startup that was acquired by Canada’s largest cinema chain. He also carried a pre-seed startup growing it through Series A.
Edmond is passionate about mentoring the next generation of software architects and technology leaders. He is currently an engineering mentor at Plato.
Edmond has a BSc. double major in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a certified TOGAF Enterprise Architect.
Meet Our Advisors
Layer 2 Ventures has assembled a team of advisors with great experience across start-ups, capital markets, and technology sectors.
Cliff Sarkin is COO of CasperLabs. Cliff is a seasoned tech entrepreneur and licensed attorney with more than 15 years of experience.
Before joining CasperLabs, Cliff served as VP of business development at DNA, a leading early-stage blockchain venture fund. Prior to DNA, he helped grow and scale three successful internet technology startups, during which time he raised multiple venture funding rounds for all three companies, helped scale Duda.co from 12 employees to 70+, and led VideoSurf’s $80M acquisition by Microsoft in 2011.
Cliff holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley (2001) and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School (2005).
Christina Cai is the co-founder and COO of Lydia AI, an applied AI company on a mission to insure the next billion people backed by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Information Venture Partners and 500 Global.
As a startup founder in fintech, Christina is passionate about using technology to improve financial inclusivity. Christina brings first-hand experience strategically scaling companies across people, product and technology to meet the evolving advancement in the financial sector.
Christina graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in economics and philosophy.
Andrew Almeida is an experienced portfolio manager, entrepreneur, and CFA charter holder.
His career extends over 13 years working across financial services at firms including: JPMorgan, Advisors Asset Management, and City National Bank where he served as Associate Portfolio Manager on $1.25 Billion of multi asset class portfolios.