Curve’s COO Nathalie Oestmann
Former Curve COO Oestmann resurfaces at Web3 investor Outlier Ventures
Outlier Ventures invests in a range of projects across DeFi, NFTs and blockchain infrastructure with a focus on emergent Open Metaverse use cases such as NFT-based play-to-earn games and augmented reality.
Nathalie Oestmann, the former COO at Curve, has resurfaced in the same role at a Web3 investor called Outlier Ventures.
Posting about her new role on LinkedIn, Oestmann said “it will come as no surprise to those that follow me that I've taken a new role in the Web3/Metaverse space".
Previously, she spent over 15 years in general management, partnerships and marketing for the likes of Samsung Pay and American Express.
According to its website, Outlier Ventures has “been backing Web 3 founders since 2014 and is the world’s leading Open Metaverse accelerator programme as one of the first investment firms dedicated to investing in the emerging crypto ecosystem”.
Its portfolio includes projects across DeFi, NFTs and blockchain infrastructure with a focus on emergent Open Metaverse use cases such as NFT-based play-to-earn games and augmented reality.
It was set up by CEO Jamie Burke, an early investor in crypto, who has previously worked as a digital strategy executive.
Another new joiner to Outlier Ventures is former investment banking executive Benjamin Meyer as head of client services.
“The combination of Nathalie’s expertise in strategic growth and Ben’s deep crypto knowledge, perfectly complement our latest upsurge in investment and support of Web 3 startups. We couldn’t have found more suited leaders to direct the next chapter of Outlier,” said Burke.
"There is a great deal of opportunity in the current market. We are seeing eagerness from Web 2 leaders to enter the Web 3 space and even more capital being raised this year by funds alone - explicitly allocated for Web 3 investments."
“Outlier Ventures invested throughout the 2018 winter so looking at the current market holistically, I can tell you this doesn’t look to me to qualify as a crypto winter, instead it's the time to build harder than ever.”