This episode is sponsored by, NEAR and FTX US.

On today's episode, NLW is joined by Travis Kling, co-founder and chief investment officer at Ikigai Asset Management. They discuss Ikigai's just-announced $30 million Web 3 fund, and what got Travis and his team excited to start investing in the Web 3 space. They also discuss the current state of traditional and crypto markets and catalysts that might bring new energy and excitement to the space.

Find our guest on Twitter: @Travis_Kling

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsors is “Catnip” by Famous Cats and “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: DNY59/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at