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That's me.

Striking Markets is an angel investor syndicate by Budi Voogt.

As an investor, I run a barbell portfolio, balancing a liquid global macro asset allocation as the "bar" with directional investments in public and private software companies as the "bell".

I launched Striking Markets to enhance the value I could provide to founders in terms of investment size, expertise and network. The syndicate consists of relationships I've built over a decade of entrepreneurship and investment, including founders, executive and investors across music, blockchain, technology and finance.

I've founded and scaled multiple businesses and artists in the entertainment industry in the past decade. I traveled globally, learned the importance of community and what it takes to grow companies - all bootstrapped. Years ago I fell in love with investing as it combined my interests in technology, business and financial markets, and I've been able to pursue this full-time after exiting my music businesses in 2022.

I've co-founded Deus Ex DAO, a blockchain investment community and advisory. We have a podcast (YouTube, Spotify) that I regularly co-host where we invite the sharpest minds in crypto, that I'd love for you to check out.

You can read more about my angel investment thesis here. If you're a founder looking for funding and think we're a match, pitch me! Or if you want to learn more about my syndicate or want to share dealflow, touch base.