New addition to Miton C: Filip Široký

Michala Gregorová, Miton

Michala Gregorová

1. 2. 2024
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What will 2024 look like in crypto? The team at our web3 fund Miton C is optimistic, and it’s growing too. We're bolstering our ranks with Filip Široký, who joins us as a Research Partner.

Filip Široký, Miton C

When Filip made it to Forbes' "30 under 30" in 2020, he was heralded as a "scientist, CERN." His answer to "What do you do?" back then was: "I optimize particle sources for accelerators using artificial intelligence."

Filip was already interested in blockchain technology in his spare time, but it was a Forbes gala event that steered him towards a professional career in crypto. "I met Viktor Fischer there, we chatted for a while and then I joined the Rockaway Blockchain Fund," Filip recounts.

What does the role of Research Partner entail at Miton C, where Filip is now a part of? "In a traditional VC, my position would probably be called an investment manager or principal. In crypto, Research Partner is used for investors more involved in technical projects and infrastructure. When my relatives ask me what I do, I say I help young technology companies grow," Filip summarizes.

"At Miton C, everyone operates universally, so Filip's task is to find new investments worldwide and help portfolio companies grow. We've known each other for more than a year and share common values, so we're delighted that we managed to attract a talent of Filip's caliber to Miton C," comments Ondřej Raška, a founding partner at Miton.

Filip adds: "I like Miton's approach to founders and their long-term investment strategy. We manage our own money and are more flexible than typical funds."

What technology fascinates you in general lately?

Zero Knowledge (ZK) cryptography. Until recently, mathematicians nicknamed it "moon math" because it was fantastic but utterly impractical. Today, however, it's one of the main technologies for scaling blockchains and preserving user data privacy in web3.

What aspect of crypto/web3 interests you the most?

Infrastructure or decentralized finance (DeFi). Currently, projects are emerging that will, in the next few years, drastically reduce costs, speed up, enhance efficiency, and make web3 accessible to all users.

Which projects are most investment-worthy for you?

Those who are just starting out and aim to become global leaders, but I also invest in seed and series A projects.

Where do you spend most of your working time?

In the office in Karlín or at international conferences.

What's the best part about being an investment manager?

Every day is different. I'm a big tech optimist and enjoy imagining and co-creating a better future.

What's the hardest part?

Knowing when to switch off.

What are your three favorite sources for staying informed about crypto?

Vitalik's blog, conferences, or white papers on new projects.

And what do you follow to stay informed about AI?

The Import AI newsletter, Two Minute Papers channel, or the NeurIPS conference.

Filip Široký, Miton C

What has stood the test of time for you, meaning what have you been doing regularly for several years?

Taking walks in nature while listening to podcasts or audiobooks.


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